Need help? Speak to a certified drug rehab specialist
Call 1-888-968-2124

Narconon Gave My Parents Their Son Back

J.G. Narconon drug rehab graduate
Before I went to Narconon, I had lost everything to my addiction. I became addicted to cocaine and opiates when I was 20 years old even though I had a great childhood and wonderful parents. I did well through high school and graduated near the top of my class.
Then I went to college and began experimenting with drugs. I remember the first time I tried cocaine. I had a formal event for my fraternity and my date brought along a small bag of coke. She sat at the table in the hotel room before the event and set out a line for herself. She asked me if I wanted one. I said sure and snorted the line. At that very moment, I opened Pandora’s Box.
I immediately knew I was addicted. All of my self-esteem issues disappeared.  I finally felt good. I was talkative and social and wondered where this drug had been all my life. I had found the answer to all my problems.
The next day I went out and bought an 8-ball and finished it within hours. I found myself completely hooked. From that point, on my life spiraled completely out of control. I finished college and went back home to Massachusetts to run away from the debts I owed, the relationships I had ruined and the wreckage I caused. I stayed clean for maybe 3 weeks until I started using again. Someone I used with taught me what Oxy’s and heroin were and how to smoke coke, so I became a crackhead and an IV heroin addict. Three months later I had committed countless crimes, including being caught for credit card fraud and I wound up in the first of many rehabs.
I bounced from rehab to rehab only to relapse within hours of being discharged. I went to four 12-step treatment centers. I found myself in a crack-hotel being held hostage by a bunch of dealers. I found a phone and called my parents who had just returned from a vacation. Nice welcome home. I told them I wanted help.  To this day I don’t know how I escaped from this situation but miraculously, I did. My parents bought me a one-way plane ticket and told me they had found a non-12 step treatment center and if I didn’t make it work, never call them again.
I arrived at Narconon in the dirty clothes I was wearing, lips burned from crack pipes and track marks everywhere and my life changed forever.  I was beaten down and ready for change. I got through the drug-free withdrawal with ease. It was the easiest withdrawal I had ever had and there was always someone there to help me with the physical and emotional discomfort. When I say the sauna detoxification changed me forever, I mean it. Within 2 weeks in the sauna, all of my cravings for drugs went away. I wasn’t thinking about them, dreaming about them or talking about them. I NEVER thought that was possible. I had been a craving-driven addict. The only reason I kept using was because my cravings were so bad. And just like that, they were gone. I had both my mind and my power of choice back.  The me I had lost many years before, I found again.
After the life skills courses and counseling, I had a confidence I never had before. I felt good about myself for the first time in my life. I felt like I could accomplish anything and was on top of the world.
Narconon gave me my life back. Most people thought I would die before I got sober. And here I am. Years later with a life beyond my wildest dreams.
I have Narconon to thank for that.

Filed under Success Stories #

Leave a Comment

Fields marked by an asterisk (*) are required.

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.

Copyright 2010 - 2014 Narconon Florida. All rights reserved. All Rights Reserved. Narconon and the Narconon logo are trademarks and service marks owned by the Association for Better Living and Education International and are used with its permission.
Website design by RESPONSE! Targeted Marketing | Client login