Narconon Saved My Life

C.P., Narconon Graduate
C.P., Narconon Graduate

My life was such a mess before I went to Narconon. I had pushed away my family and friends and spent two years lying in bed drinking after my husband’s death. I had lost my house and had been drinking in a hotel room for months. I hadn't eaten in two weeks, had no strength and could barely walk.

I made it through withdrawal after a few days and started the New Life Detoxification. It was challenging because I don’t like to be hot and sweaty. The people in charge of sauna got me through it, though. I sweated out the alcohol residue from my body. I also became close with two girls on the program.

Next, I learned a lot in Objectives. I was in present time and learned to be more patient and not make the same mistakes I had in the past, but to have the best future possible. I got upset and tried my twin’s patience, but with everyone’s help, I made it through.

In Life Skills, I learned about the different personalities in my life. I reached out to the important people in my life and mended the relationship with my daughter. Besides quitting drinking, that was the best thing that happened to me. She is the most important person in my life, and I’m thrilled to have her back! From there, I learned about all the damage I had done to people and took responsibility for it.

On the Changing Conditions Course, probably the most valuable part of the program, I learned where my problems started and worked through them. As a result, I am now in a better condition in life than I dreamed possible. I know I can control my emotions, make wise decisions, and think through my actions before I act.

“I received a lot of support and made many friends during my time at Narconon, and I will be forever grateful.”

I received a lot of support and made many friends during my time at Narconon, and I will be forever grateful. I will always be thankful for those two staff members who assisted me in getting to Narconon because they saved my life.

So many people helped me in different ways. They knew what to say to me when I was overwhelmed and wanted to give up. To the people helping me in Life Skills, thank you for all your help and understanding me and for helping me heal and want more for myself. I realize I am worthy of a happy, healthy, alcohol-free life. To all the good friends I made and the staff that helped me so much, I never thought I would say it, but I am grateful for the whole experience. It has given me my life back!

C.P., Narconon Graduate


Alina Snowden

Originally from Kentucky, Alina decided after changing her life that she wanted to help others understand the dangers of addiction and help families know what to do if their loved one is struggling. She now writes articles to spread awareness and positivity about how those with addiction problems can turn their lives around.