Anything Is Possible by Getting the Right Support

Narconon Arrowhead
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Getting off drugs was something I thought would never happen to me. As a person who has struggled with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, drugs were about the only things I ever had to escape my very lonely and miserable existence. I couldn’t hold a job, and nothing interested me in life, I was stuck.

Feb 8th 2021, is when I came to Narconon. As a young man who had just turned 21 years old about a week prior, I was unsure of my future and the challenges to come. By this age, I was already managing to have problems with law enforcement. I was a loser, a disappointment, and I hated myself. I was at rock bottom.

My relationship with my family was destroyed, none of my friends wanted anything to do with me, and my girlfriend had just broken up with me. These are just a few things that come to mind, and they are just the tip of the iceberg. I wanted to die.

“I know a lot of people have been in my shoes, and I know there are a lot out there now experiencing the same thing. I have realized, now, how vital it is to confront these things and reach out for help.”

I know a lot of people have been in my shoes, and I know there are a lot out there now experiencing the same thing. I have realized, now, how vital it is to confront these things and reach out for help. Living like that is not a life for anyone and ignoring these problems by using drugs only makes things worse. Living life just scraping by, trying hard as I possibly could to not sober up is where I was at. I had to change it.

I decided to stay to work at the Narconon center after finishing the program. Staying and helping people to achieve the same wins that I had has been an experience that I will forever be proud of. It gave me a purpose in life.

As of August 2022, I have been sober for a year and a half, and I’ve been happier than ever. Benzos, painkillers, weed, psychedelics, alcohol, and stimulants no longer have control over me, and I couldn’t do it by myself.

My message of success should also be a message to take action. Don’t do this to your family, friends, and loved ones. Reach out for help and know anything is possible by getting the right support. There is nothing my tight-knit group of staff, and I won’t do in order to assist you or a loved one to get back to the life you once enjoyed. You are not alone while doing the Narconon program.

If it worked for me, it will work for you.

—Daniel Nixon, Course Supervisor, Narconon Arrowhead


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