With Rebuilt Confidence, I Have the Tools to Live Drug-Free!

D.G., Narconon Suncoast Graduate
D.G., Narconon Suncoast Graduate

I started taking prescription painkillers in 1999. I was involved in an auto accident that changed my life forever. During this time, my son was five years old and my daughter was one year old. Within the first year of the accident, the doctors had me on the highest doses possible of several pain killers, and I became an addict. I had no idea this would become a 20-plus year battle with an addiction to pain medication.

I didn’t think I had a drug problem because I was getting them legally from a doctor, but boy, was I wrong. I would always run out of my scripts a week to 10 days early. I put myself and my loved ones in danger by buying drugs on the streets illegally. It cost me so much, both personally and financially. During that time, I didn’t realize how much the drugs were affecting my family in a negative way.

I overdosed three times from buying drugs on the street. My wife and I got divorced and my kids stopped speaking to me. I was not invited to my firstborn’s wedding. I take full responsibility for my actions and consequences. My brother and sister recommended Narconon Suncoast to me years before I enrolled in the program.

In the past, I would think back and say, if I could go back in time, I would do this and that differently or I would not do that again. Thanks to Narconon, now I am thinking forward and telling myself I will never do drugs again.

Narconon has rebuilt my confidence in myself and given me the tools to live a drug-free life, for good. Coming to Narconon Suncoast has been a blessing for me. Not only are my kids speaking to me again and in my life, but I am also drug-free and don’t have any urges to use again.

“My motto is ‘use your brain, not drugs.’”

My motto is “use your brain, not drugs.” I love everything about this program. The staff are exceptionally amazing professionals, courteous and helped me every step of the way. I could not have done this without their help. For all those reasons I owe them and this program for saving my life!

—D.G., 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.