A Narconon Graduate Finds His Purpose
“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.”