I Finally Feel Like I’m Starting Fresh

Narconon Suncoast premises

At Narconon Suncoast the New Life Detoxification is a vital step in the road to recovery. For years on end I was in and out of rehabs wondering why I kept failing. It’s only in hindsight that I realize one of the biggest obstacles I had in my way was that I kept trying to make major lifestyle changes while I still felt mentally and physically beaten down by drug and alcohol abuse. That’s a tall order for anyone. It wasn’t until I did the New Life Detoxification sauna portion of the program after coming to Narconon that I got the vitality back in my body that had been sorely missing. Once this occurred and I felt better, both physically and mentally, I was able to really work on myself and begin making changes that were both lasting and impactful. Here is an excellent success story from one of our students who recently completed this portion of the program, and it is a great perspective on how uplifting this can be once it has been achieved:

The New Life Detoxification Program has done more for me than I had anticipated. I started with the expectation of a grueling process that would feel never-ending. Although I was aware that I would be ridding myself of years of toxins and abuse, I hadn’t really considered that I would actually feel better, especially mentally.

I was extremely impatient when I began. I monitored my watch anxiously and dreaded the start of every session. Spending a month in the sauna seemed impossible. However, soon I started to feel the changes. I felt moments of being uncomfortable, uneasiness, sickness, and sometimes even doubt in my ability to see this portion through. The most difficult effect I experienced, I believe, was the emotional and mental ups and downs that lasted for days. In time, I found that these difficult moments were solely that—moments. As time went on these moments became shorter-lived and easier to identify. These short-lived moments also made the time in between seemingly enjoyable, especially as that time grew.

I noticed my patience developing as the days started feeling shorter. The time in session was the same, however, my mindset had changed. I was calmer. I went from having habitual nightmares to feeling rested and clearer than I have before. Now when I address issues or obstacles in my mind, I feel like my thoughts are more organized, presenting themselves one at a time.

For the first time in years, I don’t shake or stir in my chair and I have no desire to drink. When I get upset, I can identify what is upsetting me rather than feeling overwhelmed by various stimuli. Lastly, the New Life Detoxification has given me even more reason to stay away from harmful substances. I feel, now more than ever, like I’m starting fresh and have a solid chance at a healthy life.

R.G., Narconon Suncoast



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.