When one reaches a breaking point and is searching for help with an addiction, it is vital to find a place where one can grow and heal. I was broken and desperate for a new chance. I attended a 12-step in-patient program looking and begging for help.
Addiction: nobody expects for it to happen, nobody wants it, and certainly nobody signs up for it. If there was a sign-up sheet, it likely wouldn’t mention the downsides. But there are downsides, a lot of them, perhaps more than one realizes.
Any parent feels pretty helpless when one’s child faces crises and pain. John is a middle-aged man with a good heart, great intellect, and a sense of humor. I knew that the choice of when and how to deal with his alcoholism had to be his. I am VERY grateful that John searched carefully connected with good people experienced a program which has been fine-tuned for decades and found the location where he and staff members could work together toward what he needed and wanted most—another chance to live a good and happy life.
It is no surprise that alcohol is prevalent in our society. It is the most commonly used, easy to get and legal drug in the United States. Unfortunately, alcohol use doesn’t come without consequences—from waking up with a hangover to death in a traffic accident, alcohol use isn’t innocent.
Before I came to Narconon to pursue a drug-free life, I told my friends and family I would keep an open mind and really try. That was also a promise I made to myself even though I felt I was just going through the motions. I kept that promise—but not without help.
They’ve been popping up everywhere it seems. Ever since the passing of State Question 788 legalizing medical use of Marijuana last year, medical marijuana dispensaries are nearly as prolific as Dunkin’ Donuts shops are in New England. One local shop had a sign out front, “doctor on premises.”
Drugs and alcohol have claimed more Millennials than any other generation. Millennials are typically defined as those who were born anywhere between 1981 and 1996. They were the generation who not only witnessed the rise of technology but also experienced it first hand.
Our society functions with the idea that a drug will solve all our problems. Are you in pain? Here’s a pill. Do you have a headache? Here is another pill. Are you sad? Pill! Drug problem? Here's a pill to solve your drug problem.