With a New Vision of Who I am, a Whole New Purpose!

Narconon Graduate

I have had a lot of trauma on and off throughout my life. I was a bit wild and somewhat out of control. I always hung around older people and I dated older men. I started smoking pot and drinking alcohol at 17 years old. After starting that I became very rebellious and a whole lot more out of control. It became a living hell for my mom, my brother, and my sister. I could not be the parent I was supposed to be.

I missed a lot of important events, I made terrible choices with men, I lost some good friends, and I could not keep a consistent job. I felt like I had hit a very hard rock bottom. One night I fell asleep while drinking and on Xanex. I slept through an entire cigarette burning through several layers of skin. When I woke up the next morning, my pillow was melted through my mattress. I knew at that moment that I had to get help, or I was going to die.

I went online looking for rehabilitation centers and I came across the number for Narconon Suncoast and called them. The representatives helped me through each and everything I needed to handle so that I could get into treatment right away.

When I first got here, I was very nervous and scared. I cried a lot in the beginning. The staff welcomed me in such a sincere, genuine, and caring way. They eased my feelings with gentle and immense care as I was withdrawing. They reached out and listened to me when I was upset, and they understood me and what I was going through. They never walked away from me until anything I was going through was fully handled. I stayed because the staff here truly care about me and everyone that comes through this program. They rooted for me the entire way.

“I am finding who I truly am and learning to embrace myself, sober and comfortably. I have gotten so much closer to my family members throughout my program.”

I had nothing but win after win while I was here, even through the rough times, with every step of the program. I have learned that I can both tolerate and enjoy life without numbing myself with drugs and alcohol. I am finding who I truly am and learning to embrace myself, sober and comfortably. I have gotten so much closer to my family members throughout my program. I am very excited to be graduating and looking forward to learning so much more about myself and my capabilities.

I cannot wait to grow stronger bonds with my children, grandchildren, my nieces and nephews, my brothers, and my mom. I no longer have to make excuses for my life or miss any more important events. Having the support of the staff here when I leave means so much, knowing I can call when I am down or having a bad day and have someone to talk me through it.

I am really looking forward to building healthier and stronger relationships with my family, being reunited with my fur baby, Kuno, seeing life with a clearer vision and learning who I truly am with a whole new purpose in life. I am so very thankful to all the Narconon Suncoast staff, their support and encouraging words, and for this program.

M.S.—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.