Before I came to Narconon, I was literally headed for my death bed. As a matter of fact, my ex wife had found me unresponsive in my car where I had been living on and off for the past year. To this day, I still do not recall coming within inches from certain death due to HEAVY opiate and meth abuse.
I had figured there were no options available for me. I thought for sure I was a marked for death and there was no other way out. I had no more or insurance for rehab. My ex-wife contacted Narconon in Louisiana. Within a few hours, I received a call from the director in Louisiana telling me that I would be on a plane within 12 hours. Sure enough, I was in Louisiana within the next 24 hours. I do not remember who greeted me when I arrived because I was still very out of it. I spent the next 7 days healing and getting rid of toxins in my body. I do not remember a lot from that time but what I do remember is that everyone there was extremely nice and most of them had been through what I was going through.
Around day 5 or 6 at the center, I was slowly but surely starting to come around and meeting some of the students and more of the staff. I felt extremely welcomed everywhere I went and had a real team on my side. After day 7 I started going to classes and learning all the necessary tools on how to win the fight this time around. Then, I did the sauna program which was one of the biggest wins I had received while in Louisiana. While I was doing the sauna program, it was like something hit me in the back of the head and I opened my eyes and I remember standing there, thinking to myself, I had never seen so clearly in my life (or at least that I remember up to that point). I spent about another 2 weeks in the sauna program and everyday just got better and better. I started to take the program very, very seriously at that point.
I went to classes after sauna and started to learn more and more about to how to be comfortable with myself. I had never learned how to be comfortable with myself. I never thought about being comfortable with myself but I now know how to totally be comfortable with myself. Then I started learning the brains of it all. It just really went 1,2,3 after all of that. For the first time in over 20 years I found out that I could be funny, I could be friendly, I could wake up and not be sick and I could love myself again.
I am coming up on 6 months sober next month (April 2015) and I am tearing up think about just how beautiful it is to me that I have FINALLY overcome the demons inside of me. Everyday STILL gets better and better.
If I can do this (I know you always probably hearing people say “if I can do it so can you”); well, that meaning has never been more true than it is coming out of me. Staff and students helped me and reached out to me on day 1.
I am forever grateful for Narconon and my ex-wife for making the call or else I would likely not be writing this now. I get to watch my son grow up and I am most grateful for that. Narconon is the only way to go if you are battling any kind of drug or alcohol addiction. Thank you for reading this.
I’m not much of a talker or a typer. Bless the entire staff and all of the students I attended with in Louisiana.