Golden opportunities sometimes come to us in the moments we need them most. It is up to us to take advantage of these opportunities and make the most of them. This opportunity, the chance to truly change my life and to be free from my addiction to drugs and alcohol, was found at Narconon Suncoast.
It wasn’t all that long ago where I would have scoffed at any notion of not giving up or finding hope. I would have been in one of my endless pity parties with thoughts that went something like this: “Not for this guy!“ “Ha, I remember when I actually believed that.” “Tried that, didn’t work.” “Hope is an illusion for failures like me.”
Ten years ago my son was helpless and hopeless. He was in his late 20’s with only one goal in mind, to score his next fix. While his friends were already set in their careers he lived in the microcosm of addiction. He was a college graduate yet his daily focus was on what he could steal, who he could manipulate or con for the sole purpose of buying drugs.
Happiness is one of those things some addicts want the most, but feel is the least attainable thing imaginable. When each day is a struggle, when each day is a fight to survive, there seems to be no time for happiness, nor does it seem like it’s anything within the realm of possibility to feel.
People used to call me a junkie, a dope fiend. All in all, that’s what I was. My life was a mess and a big one at that. I found myself smoking weed, then I was doing pills to the point I couldn’t remember days at a time, until one day, it wasn’t enough! I needed more. I would do anything.
Think the Narconon program isn’t for you? Well think again. While no other program works towards getting to the core reason why a person becomes addicted, they certainly don’t do the specialized processes that Narconon does, beginning with handling the physical addiction.
When some hear of a sauna detox during drug rehab, they may wonder how it really works. Can a person really get rid of toxic residues from years of drug use? The best way to find out is to experience it yourself, short of that, talk to some Narconon graduates who have done it.
Getting one year of sobriety is more difficult than anyone can imagine. When you’re addicted to drugs , getting one hour clean is nearly impossible when you’re full of cravings, going through withdrawal , and living in a foggy haze of substances.
The Sauna detoxification program is one of the many things that sets the Narconon program apart from every other program out there. No other treatment center offers a full-body detox to literally remove drug deposits from the body, relieving the person of intense cravings and feeling like they’re in a “fog.”
I started this roller coaster through hell 11 years ago. I have been to treatment three other times, detox four times, and the psych ward three times. All the other treatment centers I went to were 12-step and I just never felt like I dealt with everything I needed to deal with.