On his graduation day, J.M. and I sat down to recount his journey through the shadowy world of addiction and into sobriety. “I never thought I could do it,” he said smiling, with a look of disbelief on his face.…
When I first decided to come to Narconon Suncoast, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into or what was going to happen. I had been using heroin for years and didn’t know if I’d ever be able to stop.
When I came to Narconon Suncoast, I had just left the hospital that I had been at for 4 days, due to an abscess I had in my left arm from shooting up. I was beat down, depressed, anxious, and tired. I had cravings all the time and I wanted to leave.
Do you feel completely helpless with alcohol and/or drug addiction, feel that it’s hard to face each day without something to help you get through it, or even ruining your relationships because of these problems, or know of someone facing similar difficult times with their life?
I grew up about 20 minutes outside of San Francisco in Marin County. I had a pretty amazing childhood. Sure, there were some ups and downs, but for the most part, I was a happy, energetic child that loved life.