I Found Out Why I Used Drugs

Mother and son

Let me start off by saying that this program works, if and ONLY if you put the work in. 

No one here will give you the answers or tell you what to do, and that’s the beauty of it. You need to figure it out on your own. No program in this world will work if you don’t want it bad enough. I had been to other rehabs and had a negative attitude throughout those programs. While in those programs, I quickly found people like myself and befriended them, which made things worse. I faked my way through these programs, thinking I had fooled everyone, but in reality, I only fooled myself. When I got to Narconon Suncoast, I had 2 choices: to either do the same thing I did in the other programs or actually give the program and the people trying to help me a chance. I went for option 2… what else did I have to lose?

I came into the program open-minded, asking questions when I didn’t understand something and absorbing all the information I could. I actually let myself receive help. For once in my life, I didn’t know all the answers and it was totally okay! Something that I admire about this program is that it goes far beyond substance abuse education. We can all agree that we abused drugs, but it wasn’t until I found out why I abused drugs, that I was able to realize and correct the problem.

This program doesn’t give you a number of guidelines to follow; it gives you real-life tools to use for whatever situation may occur. It helps you to mend relationships that you thought were forever broken. My parents disowned me when they found out I was using again and kicked me out of their house.

I now call my parents daily and always end the conversation with “I love you…” and they say it back! This program goes into detail on every aspect of your life.

I have spent the last two weeks working on how to be a better parent and how to deal with my child because I noticed he’s falling into some of my same behavioral patterns. I honestly don’t know of any other place that would spend so much time and energy as to go into so much detail.

I believe I got the most out this program because I kept it real and honest with those who were trying to help me. But mostly it was because I kept it real with myself. I feel so much more confident than I’ve ever felt and I know I’m ready to face the real world. Most importantly, I know that I will not let myself, my family or my child down.

I got this.

M.L.—Narconon Suncoast Student


Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 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.