Took a Chance on a New Life
Before coming to Narconon, my life was a complete wreck. I was dependent on drugs, my relationships with friends and family were suffering, and I was unhappy. I’d been in a lot of trouble with the law. I also had been in and out of jail. My family seemed like they were about to give up on me, and I’d already given up on myself. I was depressed, anxious, and had no confidence in ever getting better. I had no respect for myself and was ready to give up on life. Finally, my family talked me into giving treatment one more try. I was skeptical at first but saw no other viable options, so I gave Narconon a chance.
Through Withdrawal and sauna, I was able to get the residues out of my body and function without using drugs. I was able to feel the residues come out of my system the more I sweated. I felt like I was being revived. Towards the end of the sauna, I realized I had more energy and could go to sleep and wake up without needing drugs to function.
Through Objectives, I realized some profound things about myself and regained abilities I never realized I had. I learned patience and improved my communication skills. Objectives helped me with patience and communication.
During life skills, I wrote down and took responsibility for my wrongdoings and can now see my actions’ effects on myself and others. Now I can recognize the red flags for dangerous situations and play out their impact on my mind. By learning this, I can prevent hazardous actions from taking place. I’ve confronted my family and made amends in our relationship. Instead of running from my problems by using drugs, I’ve also faced life head-on. Finally, I’ve dealt with the root of my problems.
“When I came here, I was a completely different person than I am now. After coming out of the sauna, I realized my body was able to function without drugs. I saw the thoughts of using and wanting to get high were less and less as I went through the program...”
When I came here, I was a completely different person than I am now. After coming out of the sauna, I realized my body was able to function without drugs. I saw the thoughts of using and wanting to get high were less and less as I went through the program. My communication skills bettered in Objectives, and I became less depressed. I’ve learned a lot about myself through working my conditions, and now I feel that I have a solid foundation to build upon. I’ve gained self-respect, hope, and happiness through working in this program. I’ve learned a lot about myself at Narconon, and I’ve made many changes for the better. It was rough at first, and some days still are, but it’s all worth it. I’ll continue redefining my primary purpose and moving forward in my recovery. Thank you, Narconon staff, Interns, and students, for helping me through this and taking the time to care when I didn’t.
Even though everything may seem futile and hopeless, you can still come out of it. Give it a chance. It can help you as it helped me.
B.P. Narconon Graduate