NARCONON GRADUATE LEAVES HER DEMONS BEHIND
- A quarter of a billion people used illegal drugs in 2015.
- Nearly 12 percent of college students in the United States used mind-altering prescription drugs illegally in the last year.
- 17 million people globally used cocaine in the past year.
- In 2016, global opium production increased by 30% over the prior year.
Across the world, Ideal Model Narconon Centers, made possible through IAS grants, are giving people back their lives, restoring their sense of worth and enabling them to create a new future. Here is a success story from a recent Narconon graduate whose life has been transformed:
“I spent the last 20 years in abusive marriages. I was successful in business, yet privately my personal life was a disaster. I stayed in my first marriage out of fear.
“I received physical abuse in the name of ‘love’ and was sent to the hospital multiple times. Getting out of that situation and the ramifications of it has been the most difficult time of my life. I finally left my husband. My body was safe, but I was a disaster inside. I fell apart and couldn’t handle my emotional state. I wanted to make all these emotions go away. I started using cocaine in any form available twenty-four/seven. My life was falling apart. I lost me. Out of pride, I withheld this from my family, the people who truly loved me in the correct definition. I thought, ‘I can handle this, and I can’t burden them.’ I isolated myself.
“I did get myself physically off of drugs for a time. I became a workaholic. I finally felt like I was capable and ready for a personal relationship. That’s when everything went bad again. I realized that the inside of me had never gotten ‘clean’ from all the abuse. I started using drugs again! There was a severe flaw in me, I thought. I couldn’t let anyone know I was using again, I isolated myself. I had failed. I didn’t need anyone to help me. Boy was I wrong!
“When the light went out of my eyes, my family noticed. I was no longer ‘there.’ That’s when they stepped in and asked if I wanted help. I said, ‘YES PLEASE!’
“I came to Narconon Suncoast.
“The program is nothing that I thought it would be. The drug-free withdrawal was like coming home to family. They truly care about everything that you haven’t cared about in a long, long time. The New Life Detoxification Program got me back in touch with my heart and the feelings I had pushed down so far I didn’t even recognize them.
“The Objectives Course healed my memories, those that had constantly thrown me into using drugs. The demons I fought in there, I have finally left behind.
“The tools Narconon has given me, through the Life Skills course has put me in the position of strength and power instead of fear and retreat. To find who I really am and who I’ve always been inside is such a liberating experience. I will be forever grateful for the freedom I now have to live my life in the TRUE definition of Love.”—C.W.