I Have My Daughter Back

Ustinia with her mother, Narconon Arrowhead Graduate

Before my daughter entered the drug world, she was always excited to create art and loved dancing. If you can imagine a bright and creative kid, that was my daughter before drugs.

During her teenage years, she got connected with different friends and unfortunately ended up getting connected with a girl who had many problems herself. In addition to that, she seemed to start using drugs when she also started struggling at school. It started with marijuana, and it progressed and got worse till she got hooked on meth.

My daughter’s addiction completely changed our relationship. I would write her letters, but she would not read them, and she would not hang out with me anymore. She withdrew from me and the family.

The hardest part about dealing with my daughter being addicted was when she left, and we did not have communication with her anymore. We did not know where she was for about 5 months, and we had no idea of what was happening with her.

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.

I called Narconon and asked for some professional help. I got guidance and assistance from them, and I kept persisting and talking to my daughter in a very caring manner, trying to make her understand she needed help and that there was a way out and that the way out was Narconon. I had the certainty this was the right program for her, having also experienced Narconon by helping others with it when I was on staff.

I really admire the Narconon staff. I know it is not easy, but they are constantly there, ready to help and persist until they get the person completely rehabilitated.

While my daughter was going through the Narconon program at Narconon Arrowhead, I noticed many positive changes in her. One of the things that occurred is that one day, she texted me asking how much did I have to pay for her Narconon program, and she told me she wanted to pay me back. I was shocked about the fact that my daughter wanted to repay me.

The first thing I noticed after she graduated and came back home is that she was very actively looking for a job with the idea of paying me back. She also wanted to stay away from people who would have been a bad influence on her. She changed her phone number and worked on getting good friends.

“My relationship with my daughter now is amazing, she has agreed to work at the same place I am working at and she is happy to see her mom every day and keep in exchange.”

My relationship with my daughter now is amazing, she has agreed to work at the same place I am working at, and she is happy to see her mom every day and keep in exchange.

My daughter is now doing the right actions to build up a successful life on all fronts.

My experience with Narconon has been wonderful, and the thing that stood out the most to me regarding this experience is I now have my daughter back!

The advice I would give to another parent who has an addicted child is to never give up and send your child to Narconon.

—Irina, Mother of Narconon Graduate



Sachi loves to help others and has been working in and with L. Ron Hubbard Social Betterment programs for 11 years. You can follow her on Twitter or LinkedIn.