Never, Never, Never Give Up

Julia, Narconon Arrowhead Graduate
Julia, Narconon Arrowhead Graduate

For the last 15 years of my life, I have been fighting a losing battle with drug addiction.

After going from treatment center to treatment center ten or so times, I didn’t feel like there was much hope left for me. I couldn’t envision a life clean from drugs where I was actually happy. I deemed myself a lost cause, and so did everyone else who knew me.

I was a drug addict who would never make it—the girl who would never change, and who everyone was expecting would overdose and die. It was only a matter of time.

“Never, never, never give up,” my Dad has always told me. The truth is, I had pretty much given up and accepted misery as my constant state of existence—almost.

I chose Narconon because it was unlike any of the other rehabs I have been to. It wasn’t 12-step based and it incorporated recovering physically, mentally and spiritually.

Narconon was literally the last stop on the block for me. I had tried anything and everything. Their program was the only thing I hadn’t tried and I decided that if this didn’t work, any sliver of hope I was holding onto would be gone.

“This is the first program I have successfully completed
and graduated from. I am healthy, happy and drug free.
I have regained my sense of self. I am alive again
and my future looks brighter than ever before.”
Narconon Arrowhead

I promised myself that I was going to give this program 110%. I was going to put my heart and soul into it and work harder than any of my other attempts.

I knew I was fighting for my life and if I were doomed to be a drug addict forever, I needed to know that I did the very best I could to try and save myself.

What I can tell you 3 ½ months later is that out of all the rehabs I have been to, this is the first program I have successfully completed and graduated from. I am healthy, happy and drug free. I have regained my sense of self. I am alive again and my future looks brighter than ever before.

I can’t remember a time in my life where I feel as good as I do now. I know all the components of this program genuinely work because of what my end result is—drug-free and actually happy and hopeful.

Sometimes you have to walk with faith and trust in your heart, even if you’re scared. I had a tiny bit of fear when I started this program, and now I have so much belief in what it is that Narconon is doing, I’ve chosen to join their team and help as many people as I can.

If I can be a ray of hope to someone walking through these doors when all was lost for them, then I’ll sleep peacefully at night knowing my life has purpose.

J.H.—Narconon Arrowhead Graduate

AUTHOR

Joanne

Joanne is a veteran Narconon staff member who earlier worked at the New York Rescue Workers Detox Program.

NARCONON ARROWHEAD

DRUG EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION