Ready to Live Life Drug Free

L.D. Narconon Graduate
L.D. Narconon Graduate

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


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.