When I let myself think back to how my life was before Narconon I barely recognize myself. I was so self-involved and didn’t care about anyone or anything besides getting ahold of my dealers and making sure I had enough cocaine and whatever other drugs I was into at the moment to make it through the week. I treated my parents so poorly and had no idea the pain and heartache I was putting them through.
Thanks to Narconon Fresh Start I had made lasting changes in my life that have benefited me long after I completed treatment and came back home. I know how to be a good person and have rebuilt my relationship with my parents. That didn’t happen overnight though. Just like achieving my sobriety it took a lot of time and continually proving my good intentions through my actions to my parents for them to trust me again. Years went by with them thinking I might slip or that I could return to the old “me”. It never happened. I was, and still am determined to live my life centered on living a healthy, clean lifestyle.
Today my parents know I am not a recovering addict, I am fully recovered and they no longer worry about my sobriety. As for myself, I will always look to the future but never forget my past and the struggles I went through to get where I am today. My sobriety is up to me to maintain and I cherish it as a precious gift I have given myself. I would not be the daughter, wife and mother I am today if I had not gone through the Narconon Fresh Start program.