DRUG FREE FOR GOOD
When I first got to Narconon on November 2nd I was not only intoxicated, but I was a ghostly silhouette of myself. I had a mullet style haircut that was gross and nasty, my skin was pale white, almost transparent, and I only weighed 150 lbs. I was told I looked like a messed-up version of Forrest Gump.
As a young boy, I grew up in a strict household where I was always put down. I wasn’t allowed to speak my mind or stand up to my parents, whether I was right or wrong. I was always getting into some sort of trouble and getting grounded.
Today there is an epidemic sweeping across our nation. It is not a communicable, incurable disease, but the end result is just as deadly. Its symptoms are addiction and depression; however, the problem isn’t the drugs or pathological sadness. The epidemic is based in fear.
To anyone seeking help for their boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, you need to read this. I was where your loved one is at one time. I was someone who always tried to please everyone except myself.
Yesterday, I successfully completed a 21-hour family intervention in Florida. When people ask me why I would do that, my mind always goes to the thousands of families who need an intervention to handle their addicted loved one. At one point my own family was that family…
Before coming to Narconon Suncoast , I had been dealing with a drug problem that started with alcohol and marijuana. As the years went by, I began experimenting with other drugs like cocaine, meth, and prescription pills. But once I tried heroin, I fell in love.
The opiate epidemic in this country has continued to get worse, not better. Over the last 2 decades, the heroin problem has been especially bad and not just in some areas of the country, but in most areas.
I have had many wins and gains during my stay here at Narconon Suncoast. My first gain was getting sober. Getting rid of the lies, the anxiety, the anger, and the health problems associated with using has been a huge weight lifted off my soul.
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.
Before coming to Narconon Suncoast , I lived and died for heroin. It was who I had become. I had been using for 8 years and I truly got to the point where I just threw in the towel and accepted the fact that I was going to spend most of my life in jail or prison. Or I was going to die a junkie.