I received this from my friends over at the Narconon Drug Rehab Center:
“Our son became a heroin addict about 3 years ago. It broke our hearts to see what was once a beautiful, intelligent caring young man turn into a demon. He lied, stole, and had no regard for life. At one point I looked at him and saw the grim reaper. He was pale, skinny, dark circles under his eyes. He was very moody, angry, and mean, had no accountability and could care less who he hurt or what he did.
“The drug had stolen my son and his spirit. Living with him was hell.
“Our son was a monster.
“His drug addiction was devastating; it strained our marriage, finances, relationships with our other children and family members, and our self respect. We are living in a nightmare, but by now our son had finally said that he was tired of this and wanted to stop. We tried the 30 day rehabs. He would relapse days after he would go through a rehab program and every time he would relapse it got worse. He would use more, and the drug demon was taking total control of our son. It was so scary that I would constantly fear that I would find him dead. He did spend some time in jail and I was hoping that that would bring him around. NO the drug was still the champ.
“We heard about Narconon California from a friend. Her son was also a heroin addict and was doing the Narconon program; he was doing awesome. I contacted an Intake Counselor at Narconon, Justin, and talked with him. He worked with us all the way. He walked me through some dark moments.
“The day came that we brought our son to Narconon California. Justin told me that I would feel a ton of bricks lifted off my chest once we got him there. Our son went through the program. When I talked to him I could hear the life coming back into him. He spoke clearly, sounded healthy, talked intelligently, but most of all, he had a heart again, spoke of family and love, accountability, respect, remorse, forgiveness, and wanting to live & enjoy life. OMG!!! I had to do a double take and asked him a couple of times to tell me that it was really him that I was talking to because I hadn’t seen or heard my son for years.
“Our son has told me, ‘I know that you gave me life once, but the greatest gift you could have given me was my life back again by letting me come to Narconon. Thank you.’
“Well, that took my legs right out from underneath me. My son wanted to live again and wants to live it clean and healthy. I want to say to you, Narconon – Thank you – for giving back to us our son, our family, our strength to recover from the devastation of a drug addiction.”
~~~~ Frances P.
I love getting these from Narconon. Their Drug Rehab Program is the most effective in the world — and that’s not just PR. Their recidivism rate is ‘way lower than normal 28-day programs because they work on the root causes of why someone has an addiction, after helping them get through a drug-free withdrawal. Their “First Steps” program teaches former addicts how to communicate with others, and educates them in a common-sense moral code so they know how to act.
Addicts going through the Narconon program are trained as “students” not as “patients”. Former addicts who go through the whole Narconon program are considered “graduates” and that’s how they refer to themselves.
There’s a world of difference in that viewpoint.
We lost a young family friend in 2008 to heroin addiction — he was 17 years old and OD’d on heroin, despite the best efforts of his family to get him through a 28-day rehab program. We regret that they didn’t make it go right to get him through a Narconon drug rehab program, although they were trying to line that up for him.
My first wife’s youngest sister OD’d on heroin in 1983, at 18 years old.
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