Ready to Live Life Drug Free
I got to Narconon on January 24th. I was lost and scared. I struggled with all my relationships, mental health, and drug addiction. I overdosed at school and was kicked out, and I felt like my life was over. I lost the trust of everyone I knew. Finally, my mom decided it was probably time for me to go to rehab. One of the intake specialists got me to arrive, and I was terrified and didn’t know what to expect.
I started sauna off alone, but the Sauna I/C was there to get me through it. Sauna was difficult and uncomfortable to do alone, but I realized I could make it out of a tough situation and turn it into something positive. I stopped having cravings and finally started feeling and acting like myself again.
I was incredibly stuck in the past; all I ever thought about was the destruction in my life—all the relationships I’ve destroyed, including the one with myself. In Objectives, I had a great twin to help me along the way. She helped me get out of my head and back into reality. My realizations were far beyond amazing. Finally, I realized things about my life and was ready to work on them.
Ups and Downs taught me the importance of responsibility. I called my loved one and took responsibility for my harmful actions. This course helped me choose who I’m going to surround myself with. I cleaned up my side of the street and realized that I didn’t need certain people in my life. The two people who worked with me in life skills helped me escape an abusive relationship I was trapped in. I never would’ve had the strength to do that alone, and I am deeply grateful.
In Personal Values, I learned to be honest with myself. Writing down all the harmful things I had done was hard, but after each one, I felt myself getting lighter. I wrote things down that I have never said out loud. As a result, I saw a pattern of destructive behavior that I’m now aware of and that has changed.
In the Changing Conditions Course, I had to go back and look at all the damage I’ve done. I saw my bad behavior for what it was and changed it. I’ve confronted issues I’ve struggled with for ten years. I put some of these issues on hold the entire program because I wasn’t ready, but when I got to conditions, I finally was.
“I have gained confidence in myself, and I can honestly say that I’m excited to live my life drug-free.”
Narconon has saved my life. If I didn’t go there, I doubt my life would still be going. As a result, I have gained confidence in myself, and I can honestly say that I’m excited to live my life drug-free.
L.D., Narconon Graduate