Pushing the Negativity Out of My Mind
When I arrived at Narconon, I found the withdrawal was tough some days, but overall it felt rewarding to get through it. The staff helped me get my mind off the problems going through my head and I learned to push negativity out of my mind.
At the beginning of the sauna (New Life Detoxification), I was a bit apprehensive. However, I began to feel better and better. I can’t remember the last time I was 100% sober. It is an incredible feeling. I feel more energetic and ten years younger. I am happy and can take on anything that comes.
Throughout my time at Narconon, I have learned a great deal about myself. I have learned that taking responsibility is imperative to mend the relationships I thought were destroyed. Narconon has given me the tools to be comfortable with myself and be in present time.
I have learned patience and how to make and build healthy relationships. Going through the ups and downs of facing the things I had done in the past was hard. But before doing this, I was not truthful with myself regarding the destruction drugs had caused in my life: broken relationships, a pattern of lying, and a life of crime. Knowing the destruction it caused only strengthens the willingness to never touch drugs again and walk away from any situation that may hinder my sobriety.
“I know I am not the evil, cold-blooded person
drugs made me out to be.”
My drug use completely tore my family apart. In realizing this and taking responsibility for the destruction this caused my parents and my brothers, I was able to open communication with them again. I know I am not the evil cold-blooded person drugs made me out to be.
My brothers forgave me, and I have the highest hopes our relationship will grow. The handlings with my mom and dad were nerve-wracking, but I would not have been able to start a healthy and loving foundation without them. It feels great knowing that my family is going to grow with trust and understanding for one another.
Without getting the treatment, I would have ended up in prison or dead. The knowledge and experience of Narconon and the friendships I have gained will remain with me forever.