Never, Never, Never Give Up
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.”
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