A Narconon drug treatment student wrote this message for other students and staff, as she reflected over her life this holiday season.
Last holiday season, my life was a mess. The Easter before, I had shown up to my family’s dinner totally wasted, nodding out over my dinner plate. As a result, I had officially been uninvited to all future holidays until I decided to clean my life up. My dad felt bad that nobody else wanted me at Thanksgiving dinner last year, so he came and met me at a restaurant and then we went to see a movie. I had plans to go to another dinner with another friend, but I also needed to score some dope. I only spent a little time with my friend after getting the heroin. I wanted to be alone in my own bathroom with my quarter ounce.
A lot has changed since then, I am no longer a slave to drug addiction. I have been at Narconon for four months. I haven’t been strung out and every day I wake up happy and healthy. I’m not dope sick anymore. I feel better than I ever have since I started using drugs. I talk to my family all the time and they are happy that I am doing so well and am healthy.
Spending the holidays at Narconon is going to be awesome. I look forward to spending my time with friends that I have made here. They are also grateful that they are sober and healthy and everything we do as a group is fantastic.
I look forward to the many happy holidays that I will be spending with my family and friends in the future, because I spend this time at Narconon drug treatment.