My Kids Have Their Mom Back

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I had a good life before drugs and alcohol. I was with my family and friends, they all trusted me, I was making good and smart decisions, and my life was fabulous.

Then drugs and alcohol took everything that was precious and meaningful away from me. I lost my children, made horrible decisions, and I had no earthly idea where I was going and what I was doing. I became very isolated. I had no goals, no ambition, no motivation. I really didn’t care what I looked like. I wasn’t there for my kids and my family ended up telling me that I didn’t have a home, so I lived in a shelter. I thought I was going to die because I was skin and bones, my health was very bad and I looked like a ghost.

My mom found the Narconon program on the internet and she told me that I needed to get help. When I got there it was good and bad at the same time. Because I was a little angry at myself for needing a rehab center, I didn’t talk to anyone for a while. Then I realized that all the other students were having fun so I joined in. The staff were very welcoming and reassuring, they introduced me to the other students, and eventually, I believed that I was in the right place. The staff and the students comforted me by talking to me and that helped my stay there.

Seeing other students complete the program was very motivational for me. It allowed me to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I wanted to be one of the graduates. It wasn’t an easy journey, to say the least. I had to look at what I did and what brought me to Narconon Arrowhead.

I am ecstatic about graduation! It might have taken a while, but I did it!

“I am now home with my children and that is an awesome feeling. They don’t have to hide where their mom is when other kids ask and I can attend their school functions without embarrassing them.”

I am now home with my children and that is an awesome feeling. They don’t have to hide where their mom is when other kids ask and I can attend their school functions without embarrassing them.

I get to wake up in the morning, help my children get ready for the day, and get out the door. Although my mom’s driving makes me nervous and I sometimes have to use the brake on my side of the car, I get to go with my mom to pick them up from school.

Now I am reunited with my old friends. A prime example is that one of my best friends lives in Austin, she is sober and we are going to meet.

I love spending time with my children instead of my mom and my dad having to do that. And now I want to have my own home and not have to depend on my mom, as Miss Nora has had enough on her plate.

Barbara, Narconon Arrowhead Graduate


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