A SOLUTION TO DRUG ADDICTION
Four months ago, on January 24th, I was locked up. I was lost, drug-addicted, and beaten. I had given up on myself and everything else in my life… I grew up in the Carolina’s, and like most people where I am from, I was into football and was pretty good at it.
When I arrived at Narconon, I was out of jail and clean off heroin for a little over three months, so was unsure of how a program could do much of anything for me at that point. I had been to other rehabs before, and felt they were just to help someone get some clean time then send you packing.
I arrived at Narconon on December 12th, 2019, addicted to benzos , heavily drinking, and smoking weed. I was shown to the withdrawal unit, where one of the hardest parts of the process would take place. I spent my time withdrawing in withdraw (go figure).
When I arrived at Narconon Louisiana mid-January 2020, I was in a dark place; strung out on meth and on the verge of losing everything. With what courage I had left, I went into detox and started to go through the withdrawals.
I grew up in downtown Cincinnati; where there was a lot of fighting which was part of the culture. If you had a problem with somebody, you had to fight. “It was the first time in my life I was able to finally let go of all the anger, hate, and resentment I had been holding onto for years.
I grew up in southern Louisiana, a small little country town outside of New Orleans. Right along the Mississippi, it was a great place to grow up. The type of town where everyone knew everyone by name. Hunting, fishing, southern comfort food, and church on Sundays was a regular week growing up.
I arrived at Narconon in the beginning of October of 2019, and I was indeed someone who was lost and had nothing left to give. After a few days in withdrawal, I stopped kicking and felt a lot better, which was a massive win for me.
My fellow students, what brought you here? Do you know? Let me tell you what I know. It wasn’t the drugs or the alcohol . Why are you here? Let me tell you what I know.