One Last Chance to Fix My Life
My name is Andrew, and I am happy to say I am no longer a drug addict. I have been in some wrong places, but I was at my lowest and most broken before arriving at Narconon. I was extremely grateful for one last chance to fix my life, and I knew I was in the right place when I got there.
I started in the withdrawal unit and while it was rough, though not as harsh as I had expected. The drills they had me do helped bring my attention out of my head and onto the environment, and the assists helped ease my physical discomforts.
I participated in this program and I was glad I did because it kept me busy, improved my work ethic and allowed me to give back. It gave me a sense of ownership and responsibility for my progress because I had to work for it.
I like the sauna portion of the program and was happy to be sweating out all the poison I had put into my body over the years. Sauna is followed by Objectives and during those, I noticed my thinking was much clearer and less erratic. I also had control over my impulses that I did not think was possible.
This is followed by life skills, where I probably got my most significant wins on the program. While looking over my life, I realized how much regret I had on things I didn’t even realize still bothered me. By putting it down on paper, I was finally able to start healing and ready to begin to understand the reoccurring problems that had plagued my life.
“I got my dignity back. I took on a survival viewpoint of the world, and for the first time in my life, I began to consider the consequences of my actions before carrying them out.”
I analyzed my life story and with the help of Narconon staff, was able to pick out the reoccurring problems throughout my life and isolate what led to those problems happening in the first place. I was able to forgive myself for the hurt I caused to myself and to others. I got my dignity back. I took on a survival viewpoint of the world, and for the first time in my life, I began to consider the consequences of my actions before carrying them out.
I have completed the Narconon program and I know I am more able to live my life in a more pro-survival way. A few days ago, I spoke to my aunt. She said she could hear in my voice I am no longer weighed down by the fear, pain, and sadness of the past. I told her I feel weightless.
After years of struggle and heartache, my family got their Andrew back, and I got my life back.
A.B., Narconon Graduate