I Feel Brand New in Mind, Body and Spirit!

T.M.—Narconon Suncoast Graduate
T.M., Narconon Suncoast Graduate

Before coming to Narconon Suncoast, I was lost and had almost given up hope. I was living in a house with no water and surrounded by addicts. My life felt like a horrible disgrace. I knew I had needed help for a long time, but to be honest, the topic of rehab was never discussed in my family. I didn’t know where to start, so like most people, I picked up my phone and asked Google. I was presented with a list at least a mile long, but when I called, there was no genuine concern for my situation or for me on the other end of the line. I started to feel like I was just another name on a list of addicts who only call when they’ve hit rock bottom but who never get treatment.

This almost caused me to give up completely until I found Narconon Suncoast and spoke to Tom. He was so friendly, and I could tell he genuinely wanted to help me. He made everything happen so fast, and he never lost contact with me throughout the journey to my arrival. I actually went two days without calling him back and even missed my first appointment to arrive, but he never gave up on me. For that, I want to say thank you!

Once I finally arrived here, I found out that Tom wasn’t the only one who hadn’t lost hope. I was greeted by many friendly faces who were so excited and proud to be my support team. I could feel the love as soon as I walked through the front door. It felt like peace had finally made its way into my life. I couldn’t help but smile at everyone, because I was so happy to see so many people ready and excited to help me start my path to recovery and a new life. My fiancé was the happiest I had seen him in a long time. It was a hard goodbye, but he wanted this for me, and so did I. Everyone knew my name, and I was welcomed to the family with open arms. I didn’t know it yet, but I was introduced to my new life-long friends at that moment.

The treatment process here is unlike anything I had ever heard of. From the peacefulness of being able to go through withdrawal comfortably, to relaxing in the sauna and experiencing my body being totally cleansed, to learning to truly confront the past actions and events that triggered my addictive behavior as well as the people in my life who fed into that behavior. I have been able to finally free myself from the bondage of drug addiction.

My life has meaning again, and I feel brand new in mind, body and spirit. I smile so much more now, and I have every reason to. My drive to accomplish my goals has returned, my health is the best it has been in a very long time, and most importantly, my relationship with my family has been rebuilt on a solid foundation of honesty and open communication.

“The support I have received here and from my family has been the driving force behind my recovery...”

The support I have received here and from my family has been the driving force behind my recovery, and I recommend coming to Narconon to anyone who may be struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. You won’t be judged here, no matter what walk of life you’ve come from because many of the staff members here have been through it themselves. It may be scary to take that leap of faith into recovery, but I want everyone to know that the path of addiction only leads to death. Death of your mind, your body, your self-respect, healthy relationships, and ultimately, the death of you! You don’t have to feel lost or alone anymore. There is a place for you here, and a family you never knew existed.

I would like to thank the entire staff here at Narconon Suncoast for all they have done for me and for continuing to be a big part of my life for years to come as I take what I have gained here and live my new drug-free life. You all have given me the greatest gift anyone could have ever given me—you saved my life!

T.M.—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.