When I first found out my daughter was using drugs, I knew I had to get her help right away. I had previously worked at a Narconon center myself and had some reality about how to help people who are addicted to drugs. However, when it comes to your own daughter, it is harder and more difficult.
When I arrived I was a mess! I was broken, nervous, probably looked terrible, but was willing to do whatever it takes to get off drugs. I had a really nice and warm welcome from staff and students. The student body seemed to have a lot of positive and good energy. And in the condition I was in at the time THEY HAD WHAT I WANTED AND HOPED TO BE LIKE THAT ONE DAY.
My uncle Chris and the Narconon program saved my life. I could be 6 feet under, instead, I get to live life and see my son grow up. I am just amazed every day and I thank God I am here because I could be dead.
Drugs basically got me in a place where I could not make the right decisions. I lost my wife, my 3 kids, my multi-million-dollar business. I lost it all.
What I would advise to those in active addiction now, is if you can find a little glimpse in your soul where you don’t want to go through this stuff anymore, just push through and get some help because doing it on your own does not work.
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.
My heart didn’t ache because of a medical condition, it ached because I no longer loved myself and I couldn’t feel love from others. I was constantly numb, all except for my aching heart. I prayed to feel love, I prayed to feel Joy but all I felt was an empty void.
I’m very happy to be a graduate of the Narconon program as this program gave me the gift of a new life! I got tons of wins on each step of the program which I would like to share. Though I live in the US, as I am originally from Kazakhstan, I started my program in the Narconon of Moscow.
The entire program from start to finish has been awesome. I have learned so much about myself, about life and about others, and it is all knowledge I know I will carry with me and make use of for the rest of my happy life. I will not go back to my old ways of coping: they do not exist anymore, those ways are gone.
When I walked into Narconon Arrowhead 3 months ago, I was sick, I was scared, and I was ashamed. My life was not my life. My body was not my body. My spirit was crushed, and I felt alone. I had one thing, though, and that was a commitment to myself and my family that I would stick it out. I would get clean.