The Best Decision of My Life, Changes That Will Last a Lifetime    


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. My life was in shambles. I had hurt my family and missed a huge part of my children’s lives. Birthdays, graduations, very important milestones in their lives. I have been hired and fired, married, and divorced. I have gone from my own home to couches to being homeless. I have been in and out of rehabs, all because of a drug I once thought I needed. A drug I wanted more than the love of my life and family, more than shelter and security. More than my life itself.

“I really needed help… I came here with nothing but the clothes
on my back. I had absolutely nothing at all. That did not matter
one bit to the staff here.”  

I really needed help. Fortunately, I found exactly the help I needed here at Narconon Suncoast. When I arrived, I was a mess and I was not sure of myself or the program. I came here with nothing but the clothes on my back. I had absolutely nothing at all. That did not matter one bit to the staff here. I was welcomed with open arms from day one. The staff here was so loving and caring. If I had a question, a concern, or needed to talk about anything, someone was right there without hesitation. It is that love and care that has pushed me to get through. There were days when I was frustrated, upset, or simply having a difficult time over the wreckage of my past. Behind every problem, there was always someone right there ready to talk me through things. Having people there who had been through addiction and the program made it very easy to open up when needed.

I owe a lot to this program, but if I had to single out one thing it is Objectives that helped me the most. This course truly opened my eyes to so much. I was hesitant at first to open up, that has always been a very hard thing for me to do, but right after the first realization I had on the first Objective where I realized that I was the one responsible for the things that happened in my life, everything changed. It was me that was the one doing it. It was me that was making those choices, it was always me! When that hit me, it was my AHA moment, and from that point on I have never looked back!

This program has changed me. It has taught me to always be present and in the moment with all that I do. To not be afraid to confront life head-on. I am looking forward to this next chapter of my life and to where it is going to take me. I am thankful for the changes I have made today and those that are still to come. I am thankful for the renewed relationships with my kids and my family. I am thankful for the staff here and the guidance, wisdom, love, and care that was shown to me. Most of all, I am thankful that I am living and will continue to live a drug-free life!

A.N., Narconon Suncoast Graduate



Justin has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 1 year. Justin earned his Bachelors's Degree in Finance from Florida State University. Having been an addict himself, he brings real-world experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Justin is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions.