I Decided to Love the New Me

Lexis—Narconon Arrowhead Graduate
Lexie—Narconon Arrowhead Graduate

When I first came to Narconon, I had no idea who I was, and I hated that about me. It was an unhealthy way of living, and slowly, but surely, I started realizing this going through this program.

The time I spent here gave me time to focus on myself, figure out who I really was and make positive changes to better myself. For example, I used to be very negative, and then one day I walked into the sauna program with a positive mentality. The hours felt like minutes and the days flew by. I found this so empowering that I shared it with every student starting the sauna program after me. After doing this often, it opened my eyes that I loved being a positive, influential person.

On Objectives, I gained the ability to be in the moment—what is happening now. This helped me to look at myself, who I am today—not who I was before I came to Narconon. I realized that people can change and that I didn’t have to be the same person that I was. I stopped dwelling on all the things I did, the things I didn’t like about myself, and what people thought about me. Something clicked and I decided I am who I am and that was enough for me.

For me, the most significant part of the program was Personal Values. During this time, I had to be honest with myself. This is when honesty became very real to me. My mom always said there was no point in lying, it only made things worse. I saw that first hand doing the exercises on Personal Values. I realized that honesty was extremely important, not only for myself but for the people around me.

“I figured out who I really was and I can honestly say
I decided to love the new me.”

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?” I can now say that I am an honest, caring, intelligent, artistic, helpful, positive and encouraging person. I figured out who I really was and I can honestly say I decided to love the new me.

Lexie—Narconon Arrowhead Graduate


Fio Magliola

I was studying at the University of Florida when hurricane Harvey hit. The destruction that Harvey wrought opened my eyes to the world and those that were in desperate need of help. Since then, I found my calling at Narconon Arrowhead where I have helped hundreds of individuals move on to live new, drug-free lives.