I’m Ready to Start a New Life!

ready to start a new life

Upon successfully completing the Narconon Suncoast program, a recent graduate recounts the wins and gains he experienced while getting off drugs and handling the core roots of his addiction.

“Life is a crazy thing. One second you feel like you’re on top of the world and the next thing you know it, you feel like the mold on the last piece of bread in the loaf. I’ve always had a range of emotions and problems, but today I realize that using drugs never helped any of that. I’m not going to stand up and preach about what you should and shouldn’t do but I am going to tell you what I did and what I’m going to do.

I came to Narconon Suncoast from another rehab program. I could have easily just stayed in a program that I didn’t believe in and that wasn’t working for me, went back home to Chicago and took my chances. But I was tired of doing that. Tired of trying and failing and going to rehabs that didn’t work. I was mentally, emotionally and physically shot. I didn’t have another run left in me. I knew I needed some time to work on myself, so I came to Narconon Suncoast.

“Not many people have the ability to put their entire life on hold for 3 months to get clean, but we do. Addicts do. I know this and I will no longer take any more time for granted. Some of this might seem insignificant, but like I said, I’m going to tell you what I did, because I was the type of person who would cut corners, find shortcuts and take the easy way out.”

“I listened to the counselors. For the first time in my life, I listened instead of pretending that I knew everything. I helped other people in the program. Getting clean is tough and we shouldn’t have to do it alone. I was honest and thorough every step of the way. I finally looked at the type of person I was and the destruction I caused myself, my friends and my family. I handled the past and finally feel like I can move forward in my life. I’m not craving drugs for the first time since I started using. I actually dealt with the things I never wanted to deal with, never wanted to face. Because to face those things from the past made them real.

“From all this hard work, today I am truly free. I feel mentally and physically better than I have ever in my life. I’m going to keep doing the things that have kept me sober and kept me from being my own worst enemy. The staff at Narconon Suncoast have been a great help to me. Their dedication to the work they do is amazing and I owe them my life.

“I now feel like a completely new person. I’m ready to move forward. I’m ready to start a new life. I’m ready to live drug free, for good.”

G.R. - Narconon Suncoast Graduate


Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 11 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.