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.
Starting in Withdrawal, I was taught I didn’t need anything to calm my soul; I didn’t need music, TV or a phone. I just need myself. Then came sauna, which, although tough to do, I am confident that it rid all of my body of toxins and drugs.
There have been so many times I’ve said I wouldn’t drink, then an hour later I’d be at the liquor store.
This program has truly changed my life! I have gained back my confidence and self-esteem. I am clean in both my mind and body. I have learned so much about myself and those I surround myself with. I am strong and confident and ready to start the newest chapter of my life. This butterfly is ready to leave her cocoon.
“Being able to be my very best self and live my life the very best way I possibly can, means the world to me—it is all I could ever ask for and all I ever wanted.“ —Julie, Narconon Graduate
Throughout my time here I didn’t just work on staying clean, I worked on myself. It took a while and a lot of work but in time, I found the real me. Now, you’re probably wondering, “who is the real Lexie”?
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been battling drug addiction for the past 15 years. Coming to Narconon Arrowhead has been lifesaving. I came in sick, angry, regretful, and unhappy how my life was turning out. Now I’m confident, healthy, and so appreciative of this blessing of sobriety; being honest, speaking my mind, not invalidating my own view points, and being true to myself and loved ones.