Completing the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program gave me a second chance at life. I was using drugs like cocaine and marijuana daily to escape from the problems I had created in my life. Waking up one morning on my bedroom floor I finally realized that my drug use was killing me and robbing me of what precious little I had left in life. I had lost my waitressing job because I was never on time for work, called in “sick” frequently and was “high” when I was actually working. I had left college months earlier because I skipped too many classes and had failing grades in each and every course I was enrolled in. At that point I had moved back in with my parents who watched me like hawks. I was even enrolled in an outpatient program at the time.
I realized that I needed a more effective type of treatment for my drug addiction problems. The outpatient program wasn’t working for me in terms of addiction recovery. The only benefit I found was making new friends who wanted to party after our “rehab” class each week. After being honest with my parents about my continued drug use despite my current enrollment in the outpatient drug rehab they began looking for another option. What they found was the Narconon Fresh Start program.
On March 20, 2001 I entered their drug rehab program a frail, underweight, unhealthy drug addicted 20 year old girl. I wanted to get better and I put everything I had into recovering from my severe drug addiction problem. After 4 months of hard work I graduated from the Narconon Fresh Start program a sober and healthy woman.
11 years later I am still drug-free and living the life that I could only of dreamed of during my darkest days spent addicted to drugs. Because of their New Life Detoxification Program I feel better than ever before. I do not suffer from drug cravings and have never experienced a drug relapse. The lessons I learned through the communication and life skills courses continue to benefit me in my day to day life as a sober and responsible member of my community.
Since completing and graduating the Narconon Fresh Start program 11 years ago I have numerous accomplishments in my life in addition to my lasting sobriety.
• I graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in 2004
• I have a career that I am proud of
• I married the most wonderful and supportive man in 2006
• We were able to purchase our first home together in 2007
• We welcomed two healthy sons into our lives; our first born in 2008 and our second in 2011
Even with all these amazing accomplishments I can truly say that recovering from my drug addiction was the hardest and most challenging thing I have ever done in my life. I am forever grateful to the Narconon Fresh Start program for teaching me how to live my life drug-free. I live each day with purpose now and self-esteem that I did not have before the program. The life I have now truly began on March 20, 2001 when I choose to stop using drugs and was determined to find sobriety.