8 Years Being Sober I Am Capable of Having Anything I Want
I entered the Narconon program on October 27th, 2012, and graduated in March 2013.
I reached a point where I lost everything. I totaled my car, I got kicked out of the house where I was living, and was not consistent with paying the rent, I had chosen that drug and alcohol lifestyle over my family.
I did not have anything other than the people I was running around with and drugs. I got to a point where I could not do it anymore and I was tired. People were stealing from me and I did not have a place to stay or anyone to talk to. I picked up the phone, called my dad, and told him I wanted help.
The next day my mom woke me up and asked me if I was ready for a mind, body, and soul transformation. She had found Narconon on the internet and she got me there that same day.
After I graduated in March 2013, I came back to Missouri and I knew my purpose was to help others. This was a purpose I have always had and it got rejuvenated after I graduated. I called Narconon Arrowhead back and went there to work as I felt that was the only thing that could make me happy at that point. That experience also taught me a lot about how to work in a team but also it gave me the opportunity to apply what I had learned during the Narconon program while helping others.
I achieved some major things in life since graduating from Narconon. I graduated college, and this is something I have not been able to do before as I could not get through to my studies despite trying many different times. I was able to use the tools I learned in the program and that got me through school. I have a baby, a beautiful son who is what I love the most in this world. I have a husband and this is something I have never been able to do before. I would meet potential partners at bars where I would drink, now I have not had a drink since 2012.
Prior to coming to Narconon I also had to quit roller derby. After the Narconon program, I was healthy enough to join the team again and be committed. That’s another thing I learned at Narconon, how to be a teammate. I was a leader in my team, I am a leader everywhere I go because I know what it means to be a team. I am able to do, produce and present. I know what it means to meet people for the first time and figure out what expectations are from me and from others which then translates into recognizing boundaries with other people as well as recognizing other people’s boundaries. If I ever fall into doubt I am able to recognize that. I am able to recognize any people that are a bad influence in my life. When things start getting a little weird in my life, I know how to fix them. I have the tools to live a drug-free life.
I am capable of being honest and receive honesty. I have the ability to confront situations that make me feel uncomfortable and the willingness to confront situations that others experience which might be uncomfortable.
Being sober I am capable of having anything I want.
I love my job. I work for a company where we call ourselves the do-gooders because we create housing for families in need. As I said, my whole life my purpose has been to help others, even before I started using drugs. After the program that got completely restored.
I was 18 the first time I went to rehab and Narconon was my 3rd rehab. Ever since I graduated from the Narconon program 8 years ago, I have been able to live a completely alcohol and drug-free life.
Thank you, Narconon!!!
—Samantha, Narconon Arrowhead Graduate