I Almost Lost Everything…

Student Success at Narconon Suncoast

Before coming to Narconon Suncoast I was lost, angry, strung out on heroin, meth and was homeless. My life was hell. All day, every day I was all about myself and chasing that high, nothing and no one else mattered. I stole from stores, set people up to take whatever they had and I manipulated my family into giving me money, all for selfish reasons. My family and close friends began to disappear and I had no idea “why?”

I was in a five-year, abusive relationship. Due to the mental and physical abuse, I wanted to hide and forget everything. 

Drugs helped me to do that. 

When I finally left him, I went down a very destructive road. I came close to losing my life multiple times during fights, driving under the influence, and worst of all, putting a needle in my arm.

I lost everything and everyone in my life that I cared about.

I lost myself.

I couldn’t keep a job and I was bouncing from couch to couch just to shower, eat or rest. I knew I had a problem and needed to do something about it. 

Coming to Narconon Suncoast has really helped me and has been the best decision I’ve made. It’s easier said than done of course, and there were definitely good times with all the students and staff and hard times overcoming life challenges, but it all has been worth it.

At Narconon, I‘ve began to find myself. I was such an angry person before coming here, and now, I wake up every morning, ready to start my day with a positive attitude and a clear mind.

Coming out of sauna, I felt refreshed and way better than I have in a long time. My cravings had disappeared and I found myself not even thinking about getting high! It just felt like it was something I did in the past that wasn’t a part of me anymore.

In the Objectives course, I gained better communication skills and self-control. Other than that let’s just say I was on an emotional rollercoaster having many realizations and couldn’t wait to go handle all my problems. The Life Skills courses were my favorite part of the program. It was hard for me, but I faced my demons, corrected my wrongs and took responsibility for it all. The best part was mending relationships with my loved ones and being able to be on their team again.

There were many ups and downs but I pushed myself through it and became a better person at the end. These days, I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, a face that was so sad, for so many years. I am much stronger and happier than ever before and I feel really good and at peace with myself. My stay here at Narconon has been an experience that I’ll never forget.

For once in a long time, I’m excited and ready to live my life!



Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 11 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.