So Proud of Myself—The Sky is the Limit!

Success Story

Before I started using drugs, my life was not all that great. I was in and out of different foster homes and run-away shelters. I even aged out of foster care as a runaway. I began using drugs at age 16, and for the first time in my life, I thought I felt like I was able to manage all the pain I felt inside. How wrong I was. I lost jobs and had multiple failed relationships, all because drugs and me getting high was my number one priority. It came before myself and even my children.

One day after being dismissed from one rehab facility and leaving another, I had another relapse, and I knew I had to do something before I would up as just another statistic. I was on the verge of losing my third child to the system, and I could not bear having to go through the same insanity on repeat and expecting a different result. So, I researched yet another inpatient treatment center.

Finally, after calling over 20 different places, I found Narconon Suncoast. I showed up a day before I was scheduled, eager for a new start and to get help. To be honest, I was not the easiest student to deal with. Early on, I kept asking to leave and threatening to leave. Thankfully, the staff here never gave up on me, and I followed through with my program. I am so grateful that I did. Lord knows where I would be right now if I had not.

I am looking forward to furthering my recovery when I leave, and I hope to one day help others achieve the same goals I have already met and set for myself. A big win of mine since being here is actually completing my program successfully. I have never done anything this positive for myself in my life, and I feel so accomplished in doing so. Words cannot express how proud I am of myself for not giving up on myself, getting through all of the difficult challenges, and graduating from this program.

I know I now have the tools and the skills I need to continue down the road to success that includes being sober and living a drug-free life. I feel both confident and ready to work towards a better future for both myself and the people I love. The sky is the limit!

S.S.—Narconon Suncoast Graduate



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.