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.
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.
Life, in general, before coming to Narconon Suncoast was going downhill in all different ways. I was out-of-control. My addiction was destructive; it destroyed myself, my body, and my family. All I could do was think of the next time I could get high. I became a stranger to my family.
“When I was younger, I used to dream about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Like all addicts, I didn’t dream about growing up to be someone physically and mentally dependent on drugs and destroy the people around me.
One of the most important parts of the Narconon program are the Life Skills courses. These courses are able to put the pieces of an addict’s life back together and allow them to deal with the real reasons why they used drugs in the first place.
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.
Narconon Suncoast Graduate: “I’ve also realized that I have a lot more self-confidence than I used to have. I used to be extremely insecure and constantly worried about how other’s perceived me, but the best way I can describe my gained confidence is just a general feeling of being much more comfortable with myself…“
Family involvement in the recovery process is vital to an addict’s success. I was fortunate enough to have a cousin who was working at a Narconon center while I was struggling with a heroin addiction.
“I used to think I was worldly because I had experienced things that many people didn’t understand. That because I had been homeless, a junkie, a panhandler, that I had some invisible high horse that people needed to find a pedestal to meet me eye-to-eye on what it meant to live life.…“
My addiction has affected my life by destroying my health, my relationships with my family and friends, as well as destroying my body and mind. I was an Adderall addict for 5 years.