The Most Precious and Invaluable Thing I Could Have Ever Gotten Back in My Life

Sandra, Narconon Arrowhead Graduate

Before my meth addiction, life was going well, I had a career job at the Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs and was raising my three sons, spending my free time doing science and craft projects with the kids. I had the full trust of my family and friends and nothing was ever stolen from my home. It was a really simple and good life.

Over time, my addiction to meth cost me my job, and the right to live with my children and raise them. I lost the trust of all of my family and friends. The new circle of people I was running around with destroyed my home and stole all of my belongings. The legal problems I had required me to go to mental health court and other rehab centers. I was told I needed to be on psychiatric medications.

Switching from street drugs to prescription drugs made no sense to me and I didn’t like the way they made me feel, so I began researching other alternatives and I found the Narconon program. After learning about the program and hearing the testimonies, I knew that was where I would find the tools to overcome my addiction.

The staff at Narconon Arrowhead are outstanding and made my withdrawal as comfortable as possible. I couldn’t have made it without them—they were supportive, friendly and understanding.

The New Life Detoxification helped tremendously to clear my mind and get me ready to start understanding a new thought process clearly.

I had huge wins doing Objectives to take my attention off the past and put it on the present. And after doing the training drills to improve my ability to communicate, I had many realizations about my life and gained the ability to understand how to stay in the present moment. My outlook on the world and my perspectives began to change and things became very obvious on just how to let go.

The Life Skills parts of the program, from ethics and moral codes to how to properly evaluate people in my life, provided an easy way to stay sober today. The conditions in life are by far one of the greatest tools I have ever learned in my life and gave me a proper way to handle any situation to better myself in the future.

Graduating from the Narconon program was an accomplishment that I felt I was ready for, and I was excited to get out there and use the tools I learned.

I graduated in February of 2022 and it is now the beginning of June. I am feeling excited about my future, I have started a new path with no desire to use methamphetamines.

I have a new set of moral codes that I take very seriously when it comes to the friends I surround myself with.

Things with my family are very super, I can’t think of a better word to describe how wonderful it is to be a part of their lives and just be able to enjoy the present moment.

I’m still searching for that career job, but I have optimistically high expectations that everything is going in the right direction.

“My integrity is back, as well as my family’s trust in me,
and I’m able to live with my kids and help raise them on a daily basis, which is the most precious and invaluable thing I could have ever gotten back in my life.”

My integrity is back, as well as my family’s trust in me, and I’m able to live with my kids and help raise them on a daily basis, which is the most precious and invaluable thing I could have ever gotten back in my life.

—Sandra, 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.

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DRUG EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION