Narconon Suncoast—Helping Drug Addicts Take Back Their Lives
- More people die from prescription drugs in the U.S. than from heroin and cocaine combined.
- Globally, over 190 million people used cannabis in a one-year period.
- In the U.S., 60% of teens who abuse prescription drugs get them for free from friends and relatives.
- Internationally, over 3.3 million deaths are caused each year from alcohol abuse.
Since opening its doors in 2015, Narconon Suncoast, the model Narconon Center in Florida, has saved hundreds of lives from the destruction of drug and alcohol abuse.
Here are some recent successes from its graduates:
“For years on end I had a void in me that was filled with sadness, despair, suicidal thoughts, drugs and basically anything bad in this world. The drugs made me feel so alive at first, I thought this was the answer to fill this void, and for a short amount of time it seemed to be the answer. However, in the end, the drugs just dug me deeper and deeper into depression. My outlook on life was that the world was cruel and I didn’t deserve to be alive. I prayed daily that the next shot of heroin would kill me and end my misery—and end the misery of others whose lives I was destroying with mine. However, I sit here today, with being ONE YEAR clean and sober under my belt.
The void I had in me is now filled with hope, joy, happiness and so much love. Thank you to Narconon Suncoast for helping me find myself and for getting to the root of why I was using drugs. I have my family back, and endless support from them and so many wonderful people. This past year, I really got to find myself and finally just be me. I am not afraid to keep on living the beautiful life that I now live today. I am so incredibly happy and grateful.”
—E.M., Narconon Graduate
“People used to call me a junkie and dope addict. All in all, that’s what I was. My life was a mess. I found myself smoking weed and doing pills. Then it happened—the one thing I swore I would never do. I picked up the devil himself, methamphetamine. I used a needle for the first time in my life and it was everything I thought I was looking for. I started using so much that I lost track of everything. Eventually nothing else mattered to me. I remember my little girl asking me, ‘Mommy, why have you taken so many shots?’ She was three years old. I didn’t care.
This cycle went on and on for a long, dark and horrible two years, with no kids, no friends and no one who trusted me anymore.
At one point, when my mom found me on the bathroom floor with blood running down my arms, she took the needle and hugged me tight, telling me ‘We’ve got to get you some help.’
She called Narconon Suncoast and told them my situation. Little did I know that that day would be the first day of my new life. I began the program, and there wasn’t a single person who did not treat me like family and encourage me along the way. The program is unlike anything I had ever tried. It really works to get you in tune with yourself all over again. It sure did for me. I went from a lost woman to a happy mother again. Now, I only have the urge to better myself. Now, I stay high on life.
If it hadn’t been for Narconon Suncoast, I would be lost in oblivion. I owe this new life to the people I consider now to be a family of sorts. People who never let me forget I am worth it and never let me give up on myself. I want to help save lives, just as my life was saved.”
—T.M., Narconon Graduate