Thank You for My Sobriety!
Before I decided I needed help, I was really failing at life, addicted to meth and alcohol. I was barely surviving and had not worked in over three years. I woke up each day and drank until I passed out, then woke up and drank some more. I always had alcohol in my cup, which was always in my hand. This behavior resulted in my diabetes being out of control. After I got two DUI’s within three months of each other, I finally decided I needed to get my life in order.
When I first arrived at Narconon, I was very cranky and wanted to be left alone. I had trouble sleeping at night, thinking about all the horrible things I had done when I was drunk and high. The drug-free withdrawal staff really helped me feel better and get my sleep schedule back on track. They also helped me get my blood sugars back to normal.
When I got out of withdrawal, I started the sauna detoxification. That really helped me to think clearly and become more aware. While progressing through sauna, I began sleeping throughout the night! Each morning I began to wake up excited to progress on my program. I looked forward to being around others and communicating with them and was not introverted like I was when I had arrived. I feel more alive now than I have in years because of the sauna. Before treatment, I just wanted to sit around and sleep all day. Now when I wake up, I want to go at my life with full force! I feel so energized and clear!
“I truly feel confident I will handle my problems instead of giving up and running away.”
Next were the objectives which helped me become more aware of what is around me. I feel more in the present than ever before, not stuck in the past. I can control myself and the things around me. Lastly was Life Skills and that truly changed my life. My confidence and self-esteem grew exponentially. I truly feel confident I will handle my problems instead of giving up and running away. That’s what I always would do in the past. If things weren’t going the way I wanted them to I would give up and leave or quit. Not anymore. I really had to look at some difficult things that had happened in my life. I feel a huge weight lifted off me now! Now that I have written down all the things I have done and gotten them off my chest, I feel a huge relief! There were things I didn’t want to face.
Now that I have, I feel I can accomplish so much more in life moving forward. When I was high and drunk, I hated everybody! With no drugs in my system I became interested in others and wanted to talk with and be around people! I know I will handle life now and be able to set and reach my goals in life because I don’t feel drugs and alcohol stopping me or holding me back from what I want to do with my life! I can think much more clearly now, and I feel my patience has skyrocketed. I haven’t read a book for pleasure since I was in grade school, and now I enjoy reading for pleasure.
What helped me the most was the staff who were there for me to help through it all. I am now excited to tackle my life, and I feel able to accomplish whatever life has in store for me. I am so grateful for each staff member and intern for helping me feel better about myself and what I can do in life! I love you all so much. I didn’t realize until the end, just how shitty I felt before I arrived at Narconon. I feel so much better now. I truly feel my life is just beginning. Thank you for my sobriety!
—S.P., Narconon Graduate