Still the Parent I Need To Be Two Years Later
Before I did the Narconon program, my relationship with my wife and daughter was almost non-existent. I kept my drug use secret from them and had fallen so out of touch with them it was like I was not even there. I knew if my lies and drug use were discovered, I would lose them, but I couldn’t stop. Lie after lie pushed me further into addiction until it was too much, and the truth came out. I had created such a terrible situation and breakdown in communication I was no good as a parent or a partner in the condition I was in. So, they left. It had gotten to the point my wife could not risk being around me. That is when I took the first step.
I checked into Narconon as a twenty-four-year-old father who had done little for himself or his daughter. I did not know how to communicate. I could not see the concerns of my loved ones were because they loved me and not some “attack” on me. I could not fully take responsibility for the damage I had caused, much less correct it. Through the Narconon program, I could improve my communication with my family, loved ones, and even myself.
Now, sure, I came to Narconon intending to get off drugs; however, I had no idea how in-depth the program would be. My program was all about me. There was a whole portion of the program solely for communication. So, I could see things for what they were and what was truly important in life.
This program helped me look at myself and pinpoint why I turned to drugs in the first place. I had no idea how much there was about myself I did not have the courage to look at. Narconon helped me build the courage to do so and guided me through every step of it. Since then, I have never looked back.
“Today I have been sober for two years, and what I have to show for it is far beyond what I could have hoped for. I am watching my daughter grow up through clear eyes and am taking an active role in her life being the father she deserves.”
Today I have been sober for two years, and what I have to show for it is far beyond what I could have hoped for. I am watching my daughter grow up through clear eyes and am taking an active role in her life being the father she deserves. My relationship with my wife has reached a new range of trust and communication it has never been before. I am no longer scared to be a part of their lives because there are no more secrets to be kept. I can tell my wife how I am feeling and accept her advice and concern for me as genuine and not as some “attack” against me. It is through my hard work and the committed staff at Narconon that I can do this. Two years later, the work I did and the knowledge I gained through the program remain prevalent in my everyday life. I will forever be grateful.
M.S., Narconon Graduate