For the First Time in My Life, I Care about How I View My Life

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When I was young, I was filled with dreams and possibilities. My aspirations were endless. By the time I was 12 years old, I had started smoking and drinking. Other people’s views of who I was surpassed the importance of how I viewed myself. My life was a constant struggle. It made me strong in many ways. However, I was never at peace.

Going into the New Life Detoxification part of the program I was hazy, detached from myself and my surroundings. Physically and mentally weak, I was unable to walk for more than 10 minutes. I was mentally unaware of this until I progressed through the sauna program. Gradually, my physical and mental prowess improved. Steadily I grew, able to run and walk briskly for an hour or more every day. Things became clearer in my mind, I started noticing the world around me. The world became brighter. The movements and habits of birds, squirrels, and insects reappeared for me. The greatest success of the sauna program was my overall health. I can see again, literally. For twenty years, I thought I was losing my sight. I was not. I can now see clearly and see my hand close up for the first time in two decades. Even my blood pressure has become controllable. I began reading daily, exercising daily. For the first time since childhood, I had a positive outlook on life.

Seeking help and eventually coming to Narconon Suncoast was a huge decision for me that took years to make. It was one of the best I have ever made. The staff here were amazing, they truly wanted to see me succeed and were helpful as they guided me on the program. I began feeling comfortable with myself. I started feeling better and learning about myself. The staff were patient with me and allowed me to achieve the goals I wanted at my own pace.

“I can now go home and be with my family
with this peace about myself.”

For the first time in my life, I care about how I view my life. I am proud of who I am now. I am looking forward to this next chapter of my life with confidence and a feeling of newfound peace. I can now go home and be with my family with this peace about myself. Thank you, Narconon Suncoast.

J.C.—Narconon Suncoast Graduate



Justin has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 1 year. Justin earned his Bachelors's Degree in Finance from Florida State University. 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. Justin is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions.