A Narconon Graduate Finds His Purpose

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“In High School I played football and had a lot of friends. I had dreams and ambitions to be somebody one day; to make a difference in the world. I started experimenting with prescription pills just after I graduated High School. Most of my friends left to go to college and I did not. I didn’t apply myself in school and nearly flunked out, putting dreams of going to college on the back burner. I figured I could find a job, work and make a life for myself.

After using prescription pills for a while, I eventually began using heroin. I was strangely able to maintain my addiction for a little while. That was until I lost my job. My mom found needles in the bathroom and kicked me out. I was homeless, living in my car and completely out of control. I started robbing dealers and my friends. I didn’t even feel bad. I couldn’t. I didn’t feel any emotions. I was a hollow shell.

Little did I know, my mother had been researching drug rehabs and gave my cell number to a drug counselor at Narconon. All I thought I needed was the drugs, so going and getting help wasn’t on the forefront of my mind. The counselor would call me and I would just blow him off call after call after call. I couldn’t understand why this guy wanted to help me so badly.

The day after Christmas I went to mom’s house to eat and get a shower. When I got to the house she handed me the phone and the drug counselor was on the other end. He told me that I didn’t have to die as an addict, that he could help me and show me a better way to live.

I finally agreed to go to treatment.

I was hesitant at first, but looking back now, going to Narconon was the best decision I ever made. 

I decided to join the staff training program in order to start a new life for myself.

It’s beyond fulfilling to help people fix their lives every day. It gives me a purpose, which is something that I’ve never had before.”



Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 years. Having been an addict himself he brings real-word experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Jason is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions. Jason is also the co-host of The Addiction Podcast—Point of No Return. You can follow Jason on Google+, Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.