A New Plan, A New Chapter for My Life

Young woman in a sunset on a beach
(To preserve privacy, the photo does not show an actual Narconon student or graduate.)

When I came to Narconon, I felt broken and hopeless, but eager for any help I could get. After a couple of days in the Withdrawal portion of the program, I started feeling better with the help of the vitamins, doing locationals, and receiving assists. The staff had a lot of good folks with me, which inspired me to get through it.

Next was the Sauna part of the program. Before Sauna, I felt old, much older than I was. After completing the Sauna program and getting all the toxins and drugs out of my body, I felt refreshed. I felt much younger and better physically than I have since I was a kid, not having all the drugs and toxins bogging down my body.

Next came Objectives! Objectives taught me a lot about being oriented and the ability to be in present time. I was an emotional user and before objectives, at the first drop of a tear, I would run to drugs and alcohol. Now, I’ve learned how to handle strong emotions and get through them safely, knowing the uncomfortable ones will pass and I will be okay. In short, Objectives taught me huge things about my life!

Next, during Life Skills, I learned a lot about the people in my life and the characteristics to look for. I discovered the people that I used to think just wanted to make me miserable were the people that cared about me the most and wanted the best for me. The Personal Values portion of Life Skills was very challenging. Admitting and taking responsibility for the harm I had caused was a big step for me to turn the page and start a new chapter in my life. These harmful actions had been keeping me in a horrible place, and I felt so relieved getting them out and finding responsibility in what I had done so I could move forward.

Then, the Conditions portion of Life Skills taught me about the different conditions I was in before I came, and the condition I want to be in moving forward with my life. Starting with that I put together a plan to make up the damages I had caused as well as a plan for the rest of my life.

“I now have a plan and know exactly how I want to live when I get home, and I can’t wait to start living with my new-found purpose in life!”

I now have a plan and know exactly how I want to live when I get home, and I can’t wait to start living with my new-found purpose in life!

K.A.—Narconon Suncoast Graduate


Drew Jambon

Drew has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 2 years. Having been an addict himself, he brings real-world experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Drew is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions.