Giving a Second Chance to Life and a Brighter Future
- In the US, drug overdoses increased by 42 percent in a single month during the pandemic, compared to the same month in 2019.
- Internationally, illicit drug abuse is responsible for 750,000 deaths a year.
- In the first four months of 2021, over 270 people graduated from the Narconon program.
- For over 50 years, Narconon has helped to rehabilitate tens of thousands of drug addicts.
Over the past few years, the social isolation, economic disruption and lack of interaction has propelled a surge in drug abuse in many countries across the globe. Thousands have been turning to drugs as a “solution” to their problems and getting caught in this trap.
Narconon provides an effective drug rehabilitation program that gives addicts a second chance at life and a brighter future.
Here are some of the recent successes from those who now live drug-free lives thanks to Narconon:
“I grew up in a normal home with a family that loved me. I had many hobbies, I played sports and was in musicals. I went to college and obtained a degree in landscape design. At the age of 25, I was introduced to methamphetamine. After struggling with abusing meth for nearly a year, I soon learned how to start making it. This took a toll on my physical health and also my mental state of mind, and before I knew it, I was addicted. Feeling the need to obtain the essentials to continue making meth, I caught my first charge and was arrested for possession. I was caught in the act and sent to prison for two years of my life. This sent my then seven-year-old daughter away to live with her dad and turned her and my family’s life upside down. After being released from prison, basically before I even made it home, I was out and using again.
“For four more years, I continued to do meth. I ended up catching three more possession charges and was almost headed back to prison. I still had my family’s love, but I no longer had their trust. Three and a half months ago I was sitting in jail, and I called home to my mom and told her I was ready, that I needed help and I asked her to look around. Within a few days, I had been approved to be released to Narconon’s care and start my journey. When I arrived, I was made to feel right at home, and my fears were put to rest almost immediately by the staff. The sense of accomplishment that I got is perhaps the best part. Before, I had many projects that I never finished, but here I was able to finish everything I put my mind to. Perhaps the thing I look forward to the most is getting to know my 12-year-old daughter again and being the mom that I always knew I should have been. Thank you, Narconon Suncoast!”
—A.W., Narconon Suncoast Graduate
“I was just a young teenager when I first started using drugs. It was first alcohol and then hash. Just to get away from everything for a little bit. At one point that was not enough. I needed to get even further away and I just wanted to escape everything. The friends I had were older than me, the drugs were heavier, the days darker, and it was all about that next dose. It wasn’t a life, but I knew I would never have a normal life. My destiny was drugs, I had no doubt about that. My family and I became more and more distant. To protect my younger siblings, they didn’t want me at home. I was at the police station several times and ‘friends’ and acquaintances were more and more broken by drugs. By the time I turned 20, I knew already several who had died from drugs.
“I was lucky to have a family who never gave up on me—even after some failed rehab programs. I realized I only had two ways to go—death or life. I couldn’t envision having my family have to explain how I died on drugs, so I chose life! That brought me to Narconon. Narconon taught me something I didn’t even know was possible—it taught me to be comfortable with myself and with others. To take control over my life. My smiles and laughs were real! I learned to communicate and had my first proper conversation during the Narconon program. I learned so much about myself, life and people. I became responsible, and that responsibility has just grown since. I’m here now, with a lovely husband, two kids, my dream job, and my friends and family are doing great. I got through to the other side, the good side, due to Narconon. Thank you.”—M.S., Narconon Europe Graduate