I never thought I would be here in my life until the day I chose to stop living off excuses and knew wholeheartedly I wanted this for myself. That’s when I was able to complete the cycle and learn how to live without drugs and alcohol.
On May 14, 2021, I became a graduate of the Narconon Suncoast Program. On May 15, 2021, I got to fly back to Ohio and be reunited with my family. Meeting me at the airport were my biggest cheerleaders—my mom, dad, and my two boys. I was greeted with big smiles and the biggest hugs. I was not the only one that was affected by my addiction—my whole family was.
With confidence and a new lease on life, our recent graduate shares her incredible journey to find this program and the amazing success that she has experienced in learning to love herself again.
As a child, I had a fairly good life. I lived in a small town and had good family support. For the most part, my childhood felt perfect. I was a cheerleader, played volleyball, went to church, youth functions, and did normal kid stuff. As a teenager, I started falling into a rough crowd .
I cannot express enough how happy I am to be spending this coming up holiday and every future holiday free from the hell I had created for me and my family. My mom told me that she feels like she now has her daughter back and this was the best gift I could have ever given her for Christmas. The relationship I have with my family now is beyond great compared to a year ago...
I started using drugs, I had a very unstable and dysfunctional childhood. My dad was addicted to meth and we were constantly getting evicted from our homes because they had no money for rent.
Before my addiction, I was always happy and felt healthy. I enjoyed my kids and spending every moment I could with them.