It Has Been An Honor to Go Through This Program

Proud of ProgramI’d like to take this opportunity to express gratitude for this program. I’m near the end of this journey. I feel confident in the next phase of my life. I look forward to applying all that I have learned here to whatever it is that I do. Each day, I become stronger and more emotionally stable. It has been an honor to go through this program. I feel fortunate to look back on this experience. Thank you to all the staff and students who have helped me along the way.


I Don’t Get Night Sweats Anymore

I have been sleeping a lot better since starting sauna. I don’t get night sweats anymore either. I feel overall a lot better than I did when I got here a week ago.


Feeling More Alive

The more time I spend sweating in the sauna, the more alive I feel.


Feeling A Lot Healthier

So far in sauna I have started to feel a lot healthier. I’m sleeping good, and my appetite is coming back.


Sleeping Better

Eating Better. No sweats at night and sleeping better.


Feeling More Like My Old Self

I am more aware of my body and surroundings and am overall more happy in general and feeling more like my old self.


Objectives Has Opened Up My Mind and Eyes

Objectives has opened up my mind and eyes to my surroundings. I know it will help me a lot and to be more respectful for when I return back to society. Thank you to all staff and students for this experience.


I Really Learned A Lot About Myself

Course is great. I really learned a lot about myself and the people in my life and how to deal with everything. I’m looking forward to applying everything I learned into my daily life.


I Can Handle Life and Anything that Comes My Way

I’m on the Changing Conditions course and I feel great to know that I can handle life and everything coming my way.


Confident in Pursuing a More Healthy and Conscious Life

Course for me so far has been therapeutic. I have been able to face so many things in my life. I feel very confident in pursuing a more healthy and conscious life.


Getting these Events off My Chest

So far writing about groups is making me see how I impacted some of my friend’s lives. I’m glad I’m getting these events off my chest.


I Feel Good About Myself

I feel good about myself. I realize I’m not a complete loser after all. Yay me!


I’m Just Glad I’m Sober and Happy

I feel inspired today. I am happy that I am still alive and have this opportunity to get my life back. It feels great to be sober and be able to wake up and fall asleep everyday without being sick. I am very happy to have support from my family and the staff members here. Being on Groups in course makes me realize how many relationships I’ve damaged because of my addiction whether it be friends, co workers or bosses, and how much drugs have taken a toll on my life. I’m just glad I’m sober and happy.


I Have Found Course to be of Great Value to Me

I have found course to be of great value to me. It has made me think about people, places and things that I haven’t thought about for quite some time. Course has forced me to confront my long held feelings and memories. It has been positive.


Beneficial Course Work

Throughout the Handles course work and Analyzing Personalities course work, I found it really beneficial. Not only did I disregard how others influenced my decision making in the past, but I disregarded how these anti-social personalities were influencing me to do the wrong thing, such as drinking or drug use.


Feeling Much Better

I’m feeling much better than I was. Eating more and I have gained 10 lbs. I’m 158 now. Sleep is coming back too.


Feels Good to Get Things Off My Chest

When I first started course it was difficult to start writing at first. As this being my 5th day, it has gotten much easier and feels good to get things off my chest. I am taking my time and getting it done slowly.


Jamie Thanks Her Mother for Narconon Fresh Start

Jamie thanks her mom for getting her into the Narconon Fresh Start program to help her beat her meth addiction. Jamie has been living a successful, drug-free life since 2006.

Watch Jamie’s testimonial video.
Watch Debra’s testimonial video.

Video Transcript

Jamie: Thanks for never giving up on me. Thanks for being my momma.

Debra: I love you.

Jamie: I love you.


Jamie: Thanks. I really appreciate everything that you have done for me and not giving up.

Debra: You did hard work. You came back and I’m grateful forever.

Debra: Everyday that your child is addicted brings them closer to an untimely death and a bigger loss than anybody should ever risk. Narconon Fresh Start saved my daughter’s life and I’m grateful forever.

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I Feel Very Confident that I Can Continue My Sobriety

Confident in Staying SoberSo far, as I’ve been working through course, I’ve realized how much I never want to use again. I never want to go back to that lifestyle because I’ve realized how much more successful my life can be by continuing to remain sober. I feel very confident that I can continue my sobriety and keep my life on the right track. Mind becomes cleaner and clearer the more I write about my drug usage. It feels good to gain memory back. Having emotions feels great and makes me know I’m alive.


Life is Great

Sleeping good, eating good, feeling good. Life is great.


Ready to Go Home and Start My No Drug Life

I am so ready to go home and start my no drug life – I’m on my five day countdown. Thank so much for getting me here!


Starting to Feel Like My Old Self

I feel like I have been great. Doing great. Feeling good. Starting to feel like my old self. I’m on the Family course. It’s hard, but I’m getting through it.


I’m Analyzing My Own Behavior

At this phase of course, I’m analyzing my own behavior. I’m realizing more and more how I need to change so I can lead a healthy and productive life from this point forward. Each element of course has allowed me to dissect my actions and what I can learn from them.


I Have Gained Self Confidence and New Knowledge

My time so far in course has been therapeutic. I have gained self confidence and new knowledge which gave me the ability to disconnect from anti-social behaviors/people that could jeopardize my sobriety and over all mental health.


Helping Me Deal With My Past

I feel course is really helping me deal with my past. Writing it all down really helps me get it all out there and let it go and to see how I was treating people or using people to get what I want. I think it’s going to really help me in the future.


I Love this Rehab

I feel good today. I feel really good today. Today is a great day. I love this rehab.


Being as Honest with Myself as Possible

I am starting my third week in course. I find the Personal Values portion to be exceedingly helpful. I am working hard on my confront and being as honest with myself as possible. The relief that I so desperately craved has begun. Thank you for all the staff.


I Finally Feel More at Peace

I finally feel more at peace with being here at Narconon Fresh Start. Rather than fighting my reality, I’m accepting my life. It’s actually a blessing in disguise because I can finally be on my own without the help of anyone else, even if it means starting from the absolute bottom. I’m excited to see where this journey takes me.


Started to Realize how Much Time I Have Wasted Using Drugs

So far in course, I have realized who the helpful people in my life are and also who the harmful people in my life are. I have also started to realize how much time I have wasted using drugs and the harmful effects of using them.


I Feel Better for Confronting

Bringing up all of the things I’ve done in the past is hard and bringing out a lot of emotions that I have suppressed. But I feel better for confronting and dealing with those emotions. I don’t feel as burdened emotionally.


Light at the End of the Tunnel

I’m on course and I’m starting to feel like I’m accomplishing something. At the beginning, it felt like I’d never be able to do it, but I’d chip away at it. Now I’m feeling there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.


Off All Meds

21 days off all meds. Life is good.


Daily Grind of Rehab

After 19 days of sauna, my sleep has gotten better, my appetite is back to normal and the daily grind of rehab is getting easier.


I Have Less Headaches

So far in sauna I have gained weight and I have less headaches. My appetite is better.


A Good Way to Think Outside of the Box

I have found Objectives to be a good way to think outside of the box. It has enabled me to think about myself and objects in a more clear and concise way. I would have to say that Objectives has been nothing less of a positive experience.


Feeling More and More Like Myself

Glad to be making progress through Objectives. Feeling better still everyday. Feeling more and more like my self. Ready to go home and get life back together and spend time with the boys.


Started to See the Benefits

As Objectives has progressed, I have started to see the benefits of them. Lately, I have not begun to think about the past as much nor the future. It has also given me a more sense of patience with each Objective taking a certain amount of time. I am not rushing to get things done. I’m realizing some things you can not control. This helps when you have awesome supervisors looking over you.


I Like Objectives

I like Objectives. It is helping me be in present time. It is also helping me stay out of my head and realize the environment around me.


Thank You to All Staff

Objectives has been very interesting and fun. I have fun, but take it seriously as well. We have an awesome group and instructors. Thank you to all staff.


Confronting My Abuse of Alcohol

Alcohol Abuse HelpAfter being in course about a week, I feel like I am confronting my abuse of alcohol and the dangerous patterns that developed in my later drinking years. I am looking forward to detailing all aspects of my life and how each has had an impact on my behavior and alcohol dependency.


Great Learning Experience

I had a great learning experience on course with Changes and Conditions. I learned a lot about what I can and can’t do and who I can and can’t be around when I get out in the real world.


Focusing on Doing the Best

I am slowly making a dent in my drug list on Self. But I am focusing on doing the best, most detailed work that I can. Being completely honest and trying not to dwell on the things I’ve done in the past. Keeping a positive, upbeat attitude when I arrive to course helps me get through the days.


I Feel Confident

I am currently on writing letters. After learning so much about social and anti-social personalities, I feel confident in connecting and disconnecting with the right people.


Thanks Narconon Fresh Start

Hard to concentrate when you get the good news about making arrangements to fly home. WooHoo! But back to work I go and still doing well. Thanks Narconon Fresh Start!


A Sense of Accomplishment

Course is a change of pace. I feel like I’m getting something done though. A sense of accomplishment I suppose. Yay course!


Clear Picture of Where I was and My Wrong Doings

I am currently in course working on Family. Writing is giving me a very clear picture of where I was, my wrong doings. My outlook towards my future is bright to me. It feels good to get things off of my chest. It is helping me to understand. I feel good.


I Feel Better

I feel pretty good. It’s tough confronting my past, but I feel better after I do it.


A Positive Experience

I have found Objectives to be somewhat out of the norm. It helps to make you think outside of the box. It has been a positive experience.


I Have A More Positive Outlook on Life

I now have a more positive outlook on life thanks to this program and the people in it.


I Have Become More Patient

While being on Objectives I have noticed that I have become more patient and more in tune with present time. At first I thought the exercises were very silly, but I have come to realize that after doing them they do make sense.


More Focused on My Surroundings

As I near the end of Objectives I feel much more in percentile and find myself no longer thinking about past situations. I also feel much more focused on my surroundings.


It’s Really Super Being Here

Today was a great day. Though I am tired throughout the day, I almost seem to have gotten a second wind. It’s really super being here right now.


I Am Forever Grateful For This Program

Thankful to be Drug Free Guy
Even though I had a rough start, I couldn’t be happier with my progress and positively optimistic outlook that I have now. I even look forward to coming and participating six out of the seven days of the week. Change is inevitable, however, my perseverance has increased greatly; there’s always room for constant continuous improvement though. I feel more accomplished with each and every day. I am forever grateful for this program.


My Appearance Has Improved

After completing sauna I have been sleeping much better. My appearance has improved, I have more energy and overall feel better.


It’s Been A Good Journey

It’s been a good journey. Good group of people and the best instructors ever.


I’m Able To Focus Better

I’m able to focus better, think quicker and sleep better.


Feeling Stronger Overall

After six days of sauna I feel 20 times better. My appetite has come back, the fatigue has lowered, I’m sleeping more soundly and feeling stronger overall.


Full Night Sleep Without Waking Up

My 5th day in sauna and I’m already feeling better. I’m getting more rest and starting to have a full night sleep without waking up.


Eating Better As Well As Sleeping More

So far I’ve been in sauna for three days and everything is moving forward. I’m eating better as well as sleeping more.


Much More Aware Of My Surrounding

Objectives has helped me become much more aware of my surroundings anywhere I’m at. It has also helped me become much more aware that present time and being in this moment is much more important than dwelling on the past and things that I can no longer control.


Confidence And Skills I Can Use In My Outside Life

While using and maybe even prior, I was dead set on the future and past. While in Objectives, I have learned to be in and remain in present time. It enables me to confront outside situations and also myself. I feel thankful for this part of my program because it is teaching me confidence and skills I can use in my outside life.


Days Are Easier To Get Through

Objectives has somehow suddenly diminished my anxiety to where I can sleep much better. Days are easier to get though. I look forward to beginning the next part of the program.


Aware Of How My Actions Affect Others

Being in course has made me aware of how my actions have not only affected me, but how they have affected my loved ones, and the people I worked with and surrounded myself with. I feel more focused.


I Like Learning About The Different Personalities

I only been in course for about a week. Now still working on Ups and Downs and so far has been pretty good. I like learning about the different personalities and how to apply them in my life.


Focusing On The Things That I Need To

Even though I just started course, I am liking it so far. I am finally focusing on the things I need to and taking the time to think about how I can improve my life. I feel very good about this phase of the program and am looking forward to the challenge of confronting the things I have suppressed all these years.


I’ve Learned A Lot About The Patterns That Lead To My Relapse

I’m feeling really great after writing the majority of my OW’s. I’ve learned a lot about the patterns that lead to my relapse. I’m thankful for the work that I’ve done in the course room. Everything that I know, I must apply to my life at home in order to be successful.


Peacefulness I Haven’t Felt In A Long Time

Writing the letters to the people in my life was hard, but it made me feel better. Apologizing to those I have wronged brings with it a peacefulness I haven’t felt in a long time. It may also help to mend damaged relationships.


Learning Who I Need To Keep In My Life

As of right now, being on Ups and Downs has been very emotional. It’s been difficult, but healing at the same time. I know and am learning who I need to keep in my life and who I need to make a part of my past and keep them there. I am looking forward to seeing the effect it will have on me as a person when I am finished.


I Feel A Lot Better About Myself

I just finished the Ups and Downs part of course. I feel a lot better about myself. I feel as a huge weight been removed off of me. I am very thankful for this program and I have been drug free for so long now.


I Feel Confident I Am Ready To Leave

I have been feeling great relief writing about all of these things I’ve done and I feel confident I am ready to leave and move on with my life.