The following is a Narconon review about a mother whose daughter graduated the Narconon program. A touching story, this is one of the most heartfelt and special reviews that the Narconon Arrowhead program has received from a parent.
I have a daughter that has been abusing drugs since she was 13 although I only realized the problem a couple of years ago. The signs where there but I just didn’t want to see them. “My child doing drugs? You must be kidding? She comes from a close family, who are always there for each other. She is extremely bright, liked by everyone that meets her.”
I could see that she struggled with emotions and feelings that I felt like we couldn’t help here with. She also had problems picking the wrong friends and “boyfriends.” She always had told us how strong she was, but before they had a way of manipulating her like nothing we had ever seen before. It was very scary and we felt so helpless.
The hardest part of it all was watching our intelligent, beautiful, compassionate, empathetic and loving daughter destroy her self-esteem, health, future, and relationships. We tried finding suitable rehabilitation centers, but until she wanted it, they would not accept her. No one had told us about the “Marchman Act” where the doctor can force her into detox. After taking her to the emergency room where she begged for help, waiting for approximately 6 hours while they monitored her vitals and drug tested her and then watching the ambulance take her off to detox – we were finally on our way. She was finally going to get the help she so desperately needed and deserved.
After frustrating experiences in detox (where they started her on three new prescription drugs) and a couple of centers where group discussions and worksheets were the course of action. I finally turned to the Internet in desperation. That’s where I found Narconon. They were very helpful, understanding and willing to accept our daughter even though she wasn’t overly “thrilled with the prospect.” Thus began a tough time for her and the patient staff at Narconon Arrowhead. Instead of giving up on her when she was negative or when she did things to try and get suspended, they gave her much needed emotional support.
“Narconon saved her life….”
They [Narconon] literally saved her life. I can’t describe what a relief it is to know that she is in a safe, caring and learning environment. I don’t panic every time the phone rings now. I don’t stay awake all night praying that my daughter isn’t in jail or worse; dead. I don’t cry over the fact that she is in a controlling and abusive relationship. I smile when I see the way she treats her brothers and grandparents now. I burst with pride when she thanks my husband and myself and says those three words, “I love you.” And most importantly, I am thankful that she feels good about herself again and realizes that life can be fantastic without all that garbage in her system. That she does have a lot of positive things to offer this world.
Along the way my daughter has had some setbacks to being stable but I do feel that I am getting my “old daughter” back and that the Narconon program has worked for her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there when we had nowhere else to turn. Thank you for caring when it seemed that no one else did, and thank you for helping her realize again the beautiful person that she is both inside and out.