A Mother’s Story

Mother and daughter
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My daughter, Barbara, had been drinking for many years. She was in a physically abusive relationship and as a result of a brain injury lost her short-term memory. However, she continued to drink, and her behavior was out of control.

If we took her anywhere, we had to watch her like a hawk because her main purpose was to get alcohol. If we went to a restaurant, she would go to the bathroom and drink hand sanitizer. All of the family was always on edge. We had to hide any money or credit cards, but it seemed like she could always find them. I had a lock on my closet where I kept all my credit cards and money, but some how she would find a way to get in the closet. I had to lock up any kind of flavorings for cooking and all medications, because she would take any tranquilizers or sleep medications. Her doctor would prescribe them even though I asked her not to.

The holidays were always the worst. She would drink perfume, hand sanitizer, anything with alcohol in it, plus she was on narcotics prescribed by her doctor. She began to call Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma during Christmas week and requested help. She called them continuously. Two of the Narconon Specialists drove from Oklahoma to San Antonio, Texas, packed her up and drove her back to Narconon to begin the Narconon Program.

After her return from Narconon Arrowhead, Barbara is a different person. When offered samples of wine at the grocery store, she informs them she does not drink. Now she helps with household duties like doing laundry, washing dishes, feeding the pets, basically anything I ask her to do, and many things she does on her own without being asked.

“We watch TV as a family, go to movies, shopping, and eat out now without worrying every minute what she might do. Barbara’s children and I can see the many positive changes in her.”

We watch TV as a family, go to movies, shopping, and eat out now without worrying every minute what she might do. Barbara’s children and I can see the many positive changes in her. She goes to church with us and joins us in family activities. It is a pleasure to have her home.

Thank you Narconon for providing her with the skills to get free from drugs and alcohol! We believe in the Narconon Program, and we would recommend their program to any addict who wants their life back.

Mother of Narconon Graduate


AUTHOR

Heni Azzam

Heni earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Video Production from the Art Institute of Houston and went on to work in the media for 16 years, eventually becoming an Operations Manager for a television station. Having witnessed the harm that drugs and alcohol wreak on people’s lives, he is now utilizing his skills to spread awareness about drug and alcohol addiction and to bring hope to families and individuals who are battling addiction.

NARCONON ARROWHEAD

DRUG EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION