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pat b redwood cliffsBefore coming to Narconon my life was a disaster, I was a human wrecking ball, slipping deeper and deeper into my addiction every day. I was in a dangerous state of depression and I found it almost impossible to find any joy or happiness in my life. My biggest goal each day was to ensure I had enough pills to get high, and acquiring those pills by any means necessary. I had hurt, lied to, disappointed, robbed, and cheated my friends and even worse my family. I have the most loving family on the planet and I would constantly break their trust causing my parents unnecessary grief.

My family was unsure if I was going pull out of my situation alive and knowing now that’s how they felt absolutely breaks my heart. My addiction took every bit of confidence I had, resulting in dead end jobs and terrible relationships. I had tried everything to get clean and nothing was working, I started to believe I was unfixable and I was never going to make 30. The sad fact was I had succumbed to my depression and I was okay with it.

One day that all changed, I made the decision that I wanted to live and after doing some research with my mother, we found Narconon. That ended up being the single greatest decision I had ever made. I absolutely loved the program and every day I learned something new about myself, also watching my confidence grow to heights I had never personally experienced. I sit here today almost 3 years clean and sober and my life has never been better. I honestly believed I would be on psych meds my entire life, and thanks to Narconon depression is a thing of the past.

Currently I am working at BMW part time and I am a full time student. I have a 4.0 GPA and a lot of that can be accredited to the study tech I learned at Narconon. The skills I acquired are invaluable to my success and I find myself using them every day. My relationship with my friends and family is the best it has ever been, and for the first time in many years not only are they proud of me, but I am proud of myself. I am living with an amazing girl and I am in the healthiest relationship I have ever been in. I have no doubt that I am going to be successful in my life, I find myself setting new goals every day and searching for ways to accomplish what I set out to do. My father always told me it is all about being happy and healthy and thanks to Narconon I am both. I am alive and well today thanks to the staff and treatment model of Narconon, and I would not be where I am today if I had not made that life changing decision to enroll in their program!

Patrick B.
Narconon graduate

Narconon graduate from RussiaThe following is an interview with Leonid, who completed the Narconon drug rehab program in Russia 15 years ago and is still drug and alcohol free today.  

“I went through drug rehabilitation many times, but only to fall back on drugs again and get into rehab again. The Narconon program saved my life.

“When I was using drugs I often got into hospitals and while doing my detoxification or withdrawal I would always say that I was done with drugs and this was the last time I used them. And I returned to drugs every time. After a while I started to understand that the hospital treatment only gave me some strength back and removed the withdrawal symptoms, but I would have to do something else on top of that to really quit drugs for good.

“I started taking journeys out of town for a little change of environment and to cut off my access to drugs, but I got incredibly strong drug cravings, which I tried to get rid of by means of alcohol, sedatives and sleeping pills. But nothing really helped. I was so dependent on drugs that I would just get back, find drugs and return to taking regular doses. A year later my condition worsened so much that I thought to myself, “Would I ever be able to get out of addiction, because I’m practically an inch away from death, I feel absolutely horrible physically and mentally”.

“But I never gave up and tried to find a way out, and one day I came across some information about a drug rehabilitation program called Narconon. The fact that this program is widely used not only in Russia, but in other countries too, really sparked my interest. I knew from films about celebrities that the drug problem didn’t just exist in Russia. It’s just as bad in the West and there it gets solved – good rehabilitation centers exist as well as effective means of helping addicts. I thought, “Could it be that such a program has actually existed in Russia?” and decided to try and do it.

“When I arrived at the center I faced an extraordinary fact – the rehabilitation program turned out to be totally drug-free and non-medical. This caused a bit of doubt from my side, since I was used to addiction being treated in hospitals where they give you plenty of medicine, hook you up to an intravenous drip and so on. But I also caught myself thinking that I’ve been withdrawn at hospitals many times, where they had all the medicine, the drips, the sedatives, and despite all that I still went back to drugs every time. Perhaps an unconventional method is worth a try then? That’s how I made the decision to undergo the Narconon rehabilitation program.

“This was the turning point, the moment I will never forget because from that moment on my resurrection began. I met wonderful people who helped me return to life, I got a lot of useful information on the reason people turn to drugs and I’ve managed to renew myself not only physically, but morally as well.

“Just think, I’ve managed to get rid of drugs without any drug-based therapy, without psychologists or psychotherapists, without hypnosis or suggestion. I studied practically by myself and by completing the courses of the Narconon program in sequence I got my condition to change. I started getting back to life and regaining my lost abilities. I was once again able to enjoy life without craving drugs or alcohol and I’ve stayed drug free for many years now. I wish that every person, who is trying to find a way out of his or her drug problem, discovers Narconon. This program helped me when doctors lost all hope of saving me and I sincerely hope that it helps you as well. I’ve been free from drugs and alcohol for 15 years now!”

Leonid
Narconon Graduate from Russia

Jill B18 months sober! Wow, this is a huge accomplishment for me! It truly is difficult for me to put into words how fantastic I feel. When I first became a student at Narconon, I was depressed, weary and broken. I am now confident, strong, full of energy and vitality. My relationships with my husband, my children and my parents have become rock solid. It feels so wonderful to have the trust back that I thought I had lost forever.

During the last year, I have received two promotions at my job, and I have gained respect from not only my employer, but also from my co-workers. To be absolutely honest, I can say that I am someone that is fun to be around, caring, considerate and thoughtful. I could have never said that about myself 18 months ago.

I am still in close contact with other students I met through Narconon. We share each other’s joys, accomplishments and even hardships. Our shared experience built a bond that cannot be broken. My course partner and I still talk regularly and support each other completely. The friends I made there are ones I will have for a lifetime.

I have never known a time in my life where I have enjoyed waking up each and every day. Each day holds an adventure for me, whether it is learning something new, meeting new people or taking on a new challenge. Using the technology I learned at Narconon helps me on a daily basis. I have all the tools I need to succeed today, tomorrow and for the rest of my life. I cannot thank the staff at Narconon enough for what they have given me.

Jill B.
Narconon Redwood Cliffs

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It’s been 4 years since I arrived at Narconon Gabbiano and I can say that my life has radically changed.

What the Narconon program gave me goes far beyond the freedom from drug addiction, because I was able to get an all new life.

It is not easy to summarize the victories I achieved in the program, but for sure can say I was able to take back everything that I had lost because of the drugs. In fact I have reached many more goals than what I could have imagined.

I saw again the smile on the faces of my loved ones who, after years of lies and suffering, again have a son they can count on.

Now I am glad of the choice made on March 15th four years ago because at that very moment I chose not to give in to the drugs, but to put back into my hands the reins of my life.’

Manfredi
Narconon Gabbiano, Italy

narconon grad 2001 Connie F“I find it extremely difficult to sit down and think back to when I was a drug addict, it is as if I never had been, as if it is about another person, like a thought of a fading dream.

“14 years have passed since I did the Narconon program, 14 years since I quit drugs and never looked back. I might find it hard to remember who that person was on drugs but it is not hard to remember the program that saved my life.

“I had tried 3 rehabilitation programs prior to this one without success. I got lucky when a friend talked to me about this one, it sounded unique and different and I was willing to try it after a 12 year addiction to heroin and any other drugs I could find.

“The program was great, and felt specific to me, handling personal issues from an individual point of view and not “one size fits all.” The step that changed everything was the sauna program, which helped me sweat out all the toxins in my body, giving me a fresh start and a body reset.

“I’m also eternally grateful to the staff members who helped me tackle the mental aspect of my addiction while at the same time giving me tools to live and to handle life.

“And here I am, 14 years later, happily married, with a son, and at the age of 39 starting a new career. All this is because not only did the program make me drug-free but taught me how I can do anything I set my mind to as long as I make a decision and commit. No matter what has happened in the past, I can be whoever I want to be and create a great life… and so can you!”

Connie F.

Narconon student Ben K “After the Narconon New Life Detoxification program I realized that I do not need drugs at all and on another Narconon program step I understood that if I wanted to reach my goals I would not succeed using drugs. ThereforeI can with certainty state that I will not use drugs ever again, because I do not intend to, and because it is nonsense.”

“Completing the program opened the gate for getting my first job. This makes me a responsible, working adult in society, and it also makes me an independent person at the same time, which is a huge achievement.”

Ben K.
Narconon Nograd, Hungary

narconon redwood cliffs Laura S“A year ago I was in a jail cell, strung out on heroin, meth and alcohol. I had lost everything; jobs, homes, family, but most of all I had lost myself and my will to live. In fact, the only reason I was still alive was because I was arrested and put in jail. I was facing a 2 year prison sentence.

“I was bailed out by my father who put me in a cab and told me that I was going to a rehab. I arrived at the airport where I met my interventionist who guided me all the way to Narconon Redwood Cliffs. I will never forget that day. He gave me hope when I had none.

“As I look back on this past year, I am truly amazed at all that I have accomplished. I used to use drugs to numb pain, to numb my feelings, to numb life. Narconon has taught me to deal with situations head on and gave me the courage to face them. I now set goals and I complete them. I have a home and an amazing family that loves me as I love them. I went to court to deal with all the wreckage from my past and I got through it. Facing it wasn’t nearly as bad as I imagined it to be when I was strung out.

“I lost my father to cancer about a month after graduating from the Narconon program. I received overwhelming support from the Redwood Cliffs staff and I still do to this day. They still help me through the darkest of times and I consider them my friends and my family. I cannot thank them enough.

“I am happy, joyous, and drug free and this past year I thoroughly enjoyed discovering me again. Thank you so much Narconon for giving me hope when I had none and helping me get my life back. Sincerely, a new drug-free me.”

“I have come to a crucial point of the Narconon program. I’m on the last course that in my opinion is the most important of all. I am solving situations that I neglected my past, unresolved situations that could prevent me to lead a life free from drugs.

Narconon Il Falco graduate from Italy

“Just today I have seen a radical change! I wrote a letter to my mother, for the first time I was totally honest and clear. After so long I felt emotions I had not felt for years, as I was writing I felt many sensations distinct from each other. But the best thing was that they were all wonderful feelings, tears of joy, butterflies in the stomach, a lump in my throat that are strangely reappearing while writing this. This means only one thing, this program works … it really works! Restores life, it makes you appreciate a gesture, a word, a pat on the back! All things that the drug takes away.

“During the program I have overcome many difficulties. This is my success but I dedicate it to all those people who are trapped in the drug world! These are only a few lines, but I hope they are enough to get someone to decide which road to take.”

Cecilia
Narconon Il Falco student

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The following review is from a Narconon student upon graduation of the program in Narconon Standard, Moscow, Russia:

“I’d like to share some realizations, conditions and wins that are happening in my life presently. The Narconon program has enabled me to build a quality foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities, which currently gives me an excellent ability to deal with people despite what they’re like or what their goals are. Continue reading

mother sonWhether an individual who has fallen into drug use, abuse and addiction would openly admit it, the fact is that they once decided that they were either unwilling or unable to cope with some aspect of their life, and they needed drug substances to help them escape. Unfortunately, drug substances not only fail to help the individual solve the problems for which they are taken, but they can actually exacerbate these problems and create a host of new ones that further complicate the individual’s life. And yet even while they slowly steal away the individual’s power to control and direct his own life, they also make the individual depend upon them more and more. Continue reading