Drugs, Alcohol & Relationships

drugs, alcohol and relationships

“Narconon Suncoast not only gave me the tools to save my life, it also gave me the tools to fix my marriage & my relationships with my family. At the age of 15, I started drinking alcohol and doing drugs. More importantly, just before I started drinking or using, I let go of the moral and ethical codes that one should adhere to in order to have a happy life. As I became an adult, I found myself doing things that I knew were wrong, but I did them anyway. I then used drugs and alcohol to hide from how this unethical behavior made me feel.

“Looking at my life, I saw that I had always been behaving in a way that was actively destroying the relationships I was in because I didn’t have a clearly defined moral code that I was committed to. Once I got married, this pattern of behavior followed me into this relationship as well. Even though this was the most important relationship I had ever entered into, my actions still proved to be going against the survival of the relationship. Because of this, my drinking and drug use progressed into a new level of insanity. I couldn't sleep through the night. I would get up at 3 or 4 every morning drink some alcohol and try to go back to sleep. Once I woke up, I would continue drinking throughout the day. I was also abusing opiates; I was eating as many pills as I could get my hands on every day.

“This behavior brought me to a new place of desperation very quickly. My life was absolutely unmanageable and I didn’t really think that there was any way I could get myself out of the hole I had dug.

“When I went to Narconon Suncoast, this all changed. With each step of the program, I began to feel a bit more like I remembered feeling as a kid and I began to look at why I stopped feeling that way in the first place. As I continued to move through the program I started to become more aware of the things I had done to sabotage my life and my relationships. I was also able to find the cause of the departure from my ethics and happiness.

What I am most grateful for, is the ability this program gave me, which is to address and handle the root of the problems that I had been allowing to destroy my life. Completing the Narconon Suncoast program is the best thing I have ever done in my life! I was able to see that drugs & alcohol had not only been ruining my life, but they were also ruining my relationships and any hope for a happy future. I was able to understand how the use of drugs and alcohol promotes unethical behavior in life and make it almost ’acceptable’ for a person to do things that destroy relationships. With the tools I was given at Narconon Suncoast, I have been able to address every problem in my life. I was able to leave the program with the firm understanding that I can responsibly handle whatever life throws at me. I now have a clearly defined moral code that I am applying to all of my relationships and I am certain that from this point forward I can be an asset to every relationship I am involved in.

“Thank You, Narconon Suncoast!”

- Anonymous


Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 years. Having been an addict himself he brings real-word experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Jason is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions. Jason is also the co-host of The Addiction Podcast—Point of No Return. You can follow Jason on Google+, Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.