I Can Begin the Life
I Know I Deserve
When I came to Narconon Suncoast, I had just left the hospital that I had been at for 4 days, due to an abscess I had in my left arm from shooting up. I was beat down, depressed, anxious, and tired. I had cravings all the time and I wanted to leave. I was under a Marchman Act so that wasn’t an option. My only option was to make the best of the situation and learn and gain as much from the program as I could. So that’s what I did.
Withdrawal was hard for me but the staff helped me a lot to stay positive, handle my physical and emotional pain and to stay present. Once I got to the sauna detoxification part of the program, the staff went above and beyond to help me and to get me through it. They would let me vent and would tell me inspiring stories from their lives to help me to keep going forward. In sauna, my mind got clearer every day and my energy finally came back! My cravings diminished and I felt physically good again.
I also got a lot out of the Objectives course. The staff helped push me when I wasn’t motivated. I learned how to push through things that I don’t necessarily want to do, but that I need to do. I was able to finally be in the present more easily and I realized my effect on my environment and the people in it.
I realized that I control my life, that nothing controls me!
The Life Skills Courses were my favorite part of the program. I feel like sauna and Objectives helped prepare my mind and body for the emotional work I had to do. I handled and sorted out the people in my life, confronted my past actions that led me to this point in my life and found out what condition I had been living in. I worked through my problems of irresponsibility and learned how to be a responsible person. I worked through the problems I had with my family and finally got into communication with them, for what feels like the first time ever. I started to gain their trust back by creating a plan and sticking to it, which I will continue to do. My counselor during this part of the program helped me immensely. He saw my problems and walked me through the steps necessary to improve my life. He held me accountable and gave me insight and advice, stemming from his real-life experiences.
I was not happy to be here when I arrived at Narconon Suncoast, but upon leaving, I am so utterly grateful that I got to experience and work this program.
I am excited to finally live my life again and now I can carry all that I learned here into the real world and begin the life that I know I deserve.
K.D. - Narconon Suncoast Graduate