I Was Running From My Problems When I first arrived at Narconon, my life, and every part of it was in disarray. I was an emotional wreck. I was never in the present moment; always stuck in past moments that happened in my life.
Forgiveness is essential for your loved one to remain sober. They will need forgiveness from two places. First, they will have to forgive themselves for the harm they have done. This will be extremely hard and likely one of the contributing factors to continued abuse—they have decided they would never forgive themselves.
When I arrived at Narconon, I was in a dark state of mind. I had a lot of anger and thought it was everyone else’s fault. I was in danger of losing the best thing that ever happened to me; my wife, because in my mind, it was her fault. But I was wrong.
“I grew up in suburbs of Idaho in a small mining town of 3000 people with small houses, a few convenience stores and lots of countryside. I was an only child. My parents fought a lot when I was growing up, but they maintained a relationship for me. They drank but never did drugs.”