My Son Deserves His Mother

Narconon Suncoast helped me become a better mother

“I am a 28-year-old single mom who lost her way. I was at the lowest point in my life just a few months ago. I was using heroin, cocaine and crack. My life was on a downward spiral. I pawned everything I ever owned, lied, cheated and stole from my own family. My son had been basically raised by my parents for the last 3 years and he’s 3 years old.

I never thought of myself as a junkie or an addict. I kept convincing myself that I would ‘stop before I got there.’ Truth is, I was already there and had been for some time. My family tried several different treatment centers to help me. I did an outpatient program and went 3 nights a week. I would bring my son’s urine to my drug screens and I would go right out and get dope after class. I did a 7-day detox where I was able to convince my parents that I was clean and ready to face the world. These were all failed attempts.

One day, I came home from work and I found it kind of odd that my entire family was at the house. I noticed my sister had a drug test in her hand I immediately didn’t like where this was going.

An intervention? For me? For what?

I was told I didn’t have a choice, I was going to this place called Narconon. This guy named Derek was on speakerphone while all of this was going on. I was so upset (and high) that I don’t remember what he said but my response was ‘I don’t have 3 months to waste on going to rehab!’ I’ll never forget that statement. Then he politely replied ‘what’s 3 months when you’re wasting your life?’ I’ll never forget that statement either.

After much discussion and resistance on my end, I looked over at my son and decided that I should probably do this.

Upon arriving at Narconon, I was really high and not exactly thrilled about the situation. I remember seeing the staff and thinking ‘why the hell is everyone so happy around here? Aren’t they sober?

I resisted pretty much everything anyone told me to do at first. I still wanted to use and was positive I would as soon as I left. I was a real jerk, but the staff were still kind to me. It wasn’t until halfway through the sauna on the New Life Detoxification that I started to feel better, physically and mentally. My thoughts of wanting to use slowly diminished and then they were gone. I was able to sleep again with no drugs. That was a turning point for me. I began to take the program more seriously.

At the end of the sauna program, I had a clear body. Isn’t this what ALL rehabs do? Clean your body out? Eh, not really. This is why I really believe in Narconon today. Not only will you completely clean your body out but you will also clean your mind. What good is a clean body if you still have the same mindset? 

Narconon gives you the tools you need to really succeed in the real world. The staff here are amazing and they truly go out of their way to help you while on the program and also once you leave. The program is so thorough; they will help you pinpoint all the why’s that you just couldn’t figure out on your own. Today I can honestly say that Narconon saved my life. Coming here was the best decision I ever made for my son and for myself!



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.