My name is Alex and I used to be a drug addict. I was addicted to Opiates and Benzodiazepines for almost 10 years. Born and raised in West Palm Beach Florida, I had a pretty normal childhood growing up and was a pretty happy kid. Right before high school I started to run into certain things in life that I simply couldn’t handle or couldn’t figure out a solution to. Around this time I was introduced to drugs and they became a great solution to those issues…so I thought. I could be more social, more confident, work longer, be happier, and just feel “normal”. All I was actually doing was making it harder and harder to function in life without using drugs.
When I got to Narconon I immediately got a different idea of what help was. The staff was caring and actually interested in what was going on with me, I wasn’t just another patient with a number. I thought I knew everything and I thought that I had a good idea of why I used drugs but I was in for a surprise. I started taking in the information and actually applying it to my life and saw results instantly. I was becoming more responsible and spotting the things that I did to end up in such a bad condition. One of the biggest things I dealt with was being dishonest. I had lied for so long to everyone about everything that I didn’t know how to be truly honest, that was just me. A Liar.
I decided I didn’t want to be that way anymore so I was willing to do whatever I had to do in order to change it. I started taking in more and more information and it was amazing how I was able to use every piece of it to dissect my life and get to the bottom of why I acted the way I did and did the things that I had done. I finally got through all the surface stuff and all the lies and found the true me again. I had never felt so confident, happy and driven in my entire life.
I didn’t believe it was possible to get the results that I wanted from any treatment program. The Narconon program gave me far beyond anything I ever expected. It put me in a position to handle situations, have the tools to solve problems, and just succeed. I finally feel joy and happiness again. I have a better relationship than I could ever imagine with my family. I now know what it is to be responsible and be in control. This program completely saved my life and I cannot thank the Narconon staff enough for all the time and effort they put into helping me. I can finally make a positive impact on life rather than just let it impact me. Thank You Narconon Louisiana.