I grew up in a loving family who all supported me through anything I did. My childhood and early teen years were normal for the most part. When I got to high school, I found myself at a crossroads.
August 3, 2018 is the day that I decided to change my life and put an old habit behind me for good. This habit was abusing drugs and alcohol to try and feel happy about the person I was .
I did not grow up in a rich family that had money to waste, but I also did not grow up wanting for much either. I would say that I had a decent childhood and upbringing. Even so, I was still brought down the brutal path of addiction for almost 10 years, something that goes to prove that addiction does not discriminate against anyone.
A Life Once Robbed by Drug Addiction, Now Freed to Start Living Again Before I started using drugs, I was a kid with many hobbies. I liked to swim, play sports, and had a love for film and media. I was very passionate about what I did. My relationship with my family was always good.
Today I have reached the end of my program. Soon I will be leaving Narconon and returning to the life that I have for so long taken for granted and so many times attempted to destroy.
Coming to treatment was hands down the most terrifying decision I have made in my life, which seems laughable now considering all the dangerous and harmful choices I was continuing to make before I came.
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.
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.
Let me start by telling you something about my life before I went to Narconon Suncoast. I am going to be brutally honest about this, I was as close to a degenerate as one can be.