I started to reach out to a couple of old friends of mine letting them know I had a new number and something awesome happened. Not only did these friends respond, but they were excited to be speaking to me and to hear my story.
Ok, so a person has taken the first steps toward a better life . They have gotten treatment, turned a corner, and are now in the stages of adjusting to a drug-free life.
I am sure you have heard the saying “did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?”, a common phrase associated with a grumpy person. In my experience there is truth to the concept, the way a day starts off can often be a precursor to how the rest of that day will go.
I have been thinking recently about the qualities of the friendships I have today, how important they are to me and my lifestyle, and how different they are now as opposed to when I was an addict.
The Narconon Program has fully transformed my perspective and hope for a new life free from the shackles of drug addiction. Narconon has helped foster in me a strength of independence and resolve for success that will prove invaluable to me as I move forward to confront the difficulties throughout the rest of my life.
I still remember coming out of withdrawal and cracking jokes with other students and it was the first time in years that I had laughed completely sober and that’s when I knew I was going to be okay. Narconon has given me the skills I need to be able to handle the situations in life that brought me down and caused me to dig deep into my mind to find out what caused me to be an addict in the first place.
April 25th was a special day for me. It was my dad’s birthday, and there isn’t anyone in my life that were more instrumental in me turning my life around than my parents. I sent my dad a text that morning and then called him in the afternoon.
We see it every day, the difference between divisiveness vs. coming together for a common goal, what can be achieved when people work together vs. the other side of the coin, where people can’t see eye to eye and the only thing accomplished is a heated debate that goes in circles.
At Narconon Suncoast the New Life Detoxification is a vital step in the road to recovery. For years on end I was in and out of rehabs wondering why I kept failing. It’s only in hindsight that I realize one of the biggest obstacles I had in my way was that I kept trying to make major lifestyle changes while I still felt mentally and physically beaten down by drug and alcohol abuse.
A Message to Any Addict Still Suffering: Seeing is Believing When I look at my time as an addict and where my head was at during the early days of my recovery, my sense of self-worth was non-existent. My thoughts were surrounded by failure.