I Was Near Death
I was using heroin and crack before coming to Narconon Suncoast. I ruined my relationships with my family and I was the type of person who would hurt everyone around them. I lied, cheated and stole from people to get what I wanted. I didn’t care about myself or anyone else for that matter. I was living in Hallandale, FL selling drugs and working in a telemarketing room, ripping people off for a living.
I also have a son who I was not being responsible for. I wouldn’t talk with my mom and actually completely disconnected from her during my addiction and broke her heart. I saw a lot of people die from drugs including my sister and a very close friend of mine. I even robbed by best friend for $5,000. In the end, I just couldn’t run from myself.
After using drugs for over 14 years, I realized that I was going nowhere but down. I had to do the hardest thing that I ever had to do, which was to call my parents and tell them that I needed help because I was using drugs and had lost control of my life. After losing my apartment, I moved into a shack in someone’s backyard. I went missing for about 12 hours while the staff at Narconon were trying to pick me up. They found me at a hospital in North Miami and drove five hours just to come help me.
When I came to Narconon Suncoast, I was damn near dead. The staff helped me get through the hardest part; kicking drugs and getting clean. When I woke up from my drug haze I realized that I was in a great place where I could get the help I needed.
Now, I’m a better person and actually do care about myself, I care about other people and I have goals for the first time ever. I have learned the amazing skills at Narconon that I need to win at the game of life. I’m now able to communicate with my parents, my son and my family in a way that I never have been able to before. I have realized things about myself, and more importantly, I found out who I truly am. I have a whole new viewpoint on life and the way I want to live. I’m so happy now, happier than I have ever been and I’m able to enjoy the small things and get so much joy out of life again. Narconon Suncoast has not only saved my life but gave me a life worth living. I am proud to say that I’m now the man and father I have always wanted to be.
L.N. - Narconon Suncoast Graduate