Six months ago, I completed the Narconon Program at Narconon Suncoast. My progress has been constantly changing as I have progressed through many different stages of sobriety .
I would like for everyone to picture a house, a very ordinary house, a house where there should have been happiness and a house where dreams could be realized. Instead, this was a house of sadness, a house where dreams struggled to survive. Mine did, however, as I dreamed that one day, I would find out who I really was and how to live a clean and sober life.
The decision I made to come to Narconon Suncoast was the best decision I have made in my life. Before coming to Narconon, my life consisted of bad choices, lies and deceit, irresponsibility, and an addiction that was going to continue to destroy my life if I did not do something about it. I was broken. Truly broken.
August 3, 2018 is the day that I decided to change my life and put an old habit behind me for good. This habit was abusing drugs and alcohol to try and feel happy about the person I was .
I came into this world on August 14 th, 1981. I almost got taken out of this world so many times, mostly due to my own poor decisions, bad choices, and my inability to deal with life. Today, as I turn 38, I’ve been looking back at my life and thinking about why I was put in this world.
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.
On December 1, 2016, I overdosed and died for almost twenty minutes from shooting heroin mixed with Fentanyl. I want to share this experience because I want to give thanks to God for giving me another chance to live and to help others find peace in Him…
Before I came to Narconon Suncoast , I was badly addicted to drugs and extremely suicidal. I lacked enthusiasm for anything, except for heroin and my cat. I constantly lied to my mother and refused to take responsibility for any aspect of my life.
“Your family is always going to be there for you. Your friends are just temporary.” My mother always said that to me when I was a kid. I never really believed her. For a long time, I had always thought that it was just me and everything that I wanted.
An artist, an athlete, a lover and a fighter were all words that described a young man, before getting lost in a dark, alternate reality imposed upon him by his drug addiction. Methamphetamine and LSD brought this talented young man to his knees, leaving him hoping and praying for a way out.