BETTER FAMILY RELATION
I was born and raised in a small town in northern California. I had a good life before taking drugs. I first started using drugs when I was 9 or 10 years old. It started with smoking pot. I used drugs up until I was 28 or 29 years old. I had lost everything by the time I stopped.
This Narconon Arrowhead graduate sent in a success story, 3 years after graduation to say how well she is doing.
My husband had a drug problem all his life. After I met him his problem got worse and worse every year. In 2016 he did a year in jail, and I remember him coming out of jail sober and happy, but that didn’t last, because as soon as he finished his probation time he went back to using and partying...
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.
When I graduated from the Narconon program it was great, this was the hardest and most rewarding thing I have done for myself. I am looking forward to never having to leave my kids again because of drugs, and I am looking forward to never having issues with my husband over drugs.
Narconon helped me find myself again—something I thought was impossible because I had been lost for so long. This program is worth it. It has saved my life. I now have the confidence to go home and build a new life, to hug my kids and to build a future that I won’t need to escape from.
I reached a point where I lost everything. I totaled my car, I got kicked out of the house where I was living and was not consistent with paying the rent, I had chosen that drug and alcohol lifestyle over my family.
Addiction is a multi-faceted, complex crisis, brought on by several factors and perpetrated by several more. It goes without saying that addiction is a complicated affliction, or else it would not be so difficult to overcome.
To avoid situations that might lead to drug use in the future, students must be able to identify true friends and the positive people in their lives and, to isolate those likely to lead them back into trouble.