Drug use, at the end, progressed at a dizzying speed for me. Even though I was the one taking the drugs . I saw myself as the victim of m y wife, my job, and the doctors that were trying to help me. I even felt like a victim of my own family.
I started doing drugs at age 15. Who knew smoking a joint with a friend would lead to five years of addiction and abusive relationships? My quality of life was poor, to say the least. I was no longer alive and could no longer experience life.
This program helped me in so many ways! During the withdrawal step, I came down off of alcohol, which has been the bane of my existence for more years than I can remember.
The Narconon Suncoast program challenged me both physically and mentally, yet rewarded me in many ways. It was never easy, but the best things in life always come when you challenge adversity.
I want to share a few words about my experience here at Narconon Suncoast . Within 24 hours of arriving, I quickly realized this was a program like no other. It took me until the very end of my program to understand the transformation that was occurring within me.
The Narconon program has helped me in many ways. My first night coming off an acid trip and near the point of freaking out and completely losing my mind, the staff made me feel as welcome and comfortable as possible, showing me great hospitality and actions that proved they really wanted to help me.
By the time I arrived at Narconon , death had been knocking at my door for some time. I had tried multiple rehabs with no real results. I went from a proud family man with everything one would want, to someone living on the streets with nothing to offer.
I’ve always said that interventions can be the difference between life and death and that still rings true. Not everyone is willing to seek help and going to a drug rehab and sorting your life’s problems out is a logical choice. You can’t always expect someone who is using drugs and drinking massive amounts of alcohol to make a logical choice since what they’re doing on a daily basis is highly illogical.
Going to drug rehab can be a scary thing. You’re taking a person who uses drugs or alcohol as their everyday coping mechanism and basically taking it away. When you remove the warm, cozy comfort blanket, you’re left with the raw, unbridled addict in all their glory. They fear change.
On his graduation day, J.M. and I sat down to recount his journey through the shadowy world of addiction and into sobriety. “I never thought I could do it,” he said smiling, with a look of disbelief on his face.…