Monthly Archives: September 2013

How I Beat Drug Abuse

beating drug abuseThe following line from the poem, Hello, my name is Drugs, captures the true horror of drugs and what drugs do to a person.  If anyone truly knew and understood the door to darkness which he or she was opening when taking that first hit, or swallowing that first pill, or taking that first drink, it is possible that drug use and abuse would fade away and life as it was meant to be lived would be restored.  Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Review From A Daughter

review from daughterThis is the story of one daughter, told in her own words of how Narconon Arrowhead saved her mom’s life.  It is a look into the life of a child who had a drug addicted parent, as well as a look into the harsh reality of what addiction does to the lives of both the addict and their loved ones.  It is, at the same time, a story of redemption through true rehabilitation and the restoration of a life worth living.  Even in the darkest moments of life the light of hope still burns, if only briefly and short-lived.  For an addict, as time wears on and the damage from drug abuse done to self and others accumulates, and the lifestyle of the addict continues to degrade and demean the person, it usually takes the strength and determination of a loved one to do for the addict what he or she cannot do for themselves—get help.  Continue reading

Wife Discusses How Narconon Arrowhead Resolved Crack Addiction

wedding ringsThe wife of a Narconon graduate, who saw her husband overcome his crack problem through the program, wrote this review. Here is the full story:

Mine is a story of girl meets boy, boy proposes, girl marries CRACK Addict.

I can’t say I didn’t have my suspicions before I said “I do”, but as with most, I guess I was in denial too. I just chalked up the erratic behavior to “He’s sewing his oats before he ties the knot”. Continue reading

Through Narconon Arrowhead I Have Found My True Self

find yourselfThe following review is from a former IV drug addict who, after using drugs in this way realized the trap of this type of addiction. He found Narconon Arrowhead through another graduate that was able to stop using drugs after completing the residential program. 

I remember the first time that I ever shot up narcotics. I felt this overwhelming sense of peace that I had never experienced before in my life. For the first time in my life, my head was quiet. The massive amounts of thoughts that went through my mind every waking minute of the day kept me in a constant state of unbearable discomfort. I allowed that discomfort to control my every decision, resulting in many years of bad decisions. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Helped Me Find A Way Out

way outThe following is a Narconon Arrowhead graduate review that was written after two years after completing the treatment program.

I started using drugs and alcohol at 13 years of age. I can clearly remember the first time that I drank alcohol. I had run away from home with a good friend of mine thinking that my home life was horrible and that running away would be a quick solution to my problems. On the way out the door my friend and I grabbed several bottles of liquor from my parents liquor cabinet and out the door we went. We stayed the night in some woods near the house in my little pop up two man tent and proceeded to think that we were grown man drinking it up and making it on our own. Well quickly within two days we decided that the home life wasn’t really as bad as we thou ght, it sure did beat living in a tent and eating cold canned soup all day, and we quickly returned home to our parents. Continue reading

Why I Couldn’t Help My Drug Addicted Husband

drug addicted husbandA wife, whose husband entered the Narconon Arrowhead program, discusses the helplessness she felt when she could not aid her husband in overcoming his drug addiction. This is common problem that occurs with substance abuse. Loving and caring family members are without real solutions on how they can stop the individual from using drugs. This review discusses the things that did and didn’t work when it came to resolving a drug problem. Here is the full story:

When my husband was using drugs the thing that I was most upset about was that I felt like a complete failure when it came to helping him overcome his problems and obstacles. I was not even the one using yet I felt the least in control when dealing with this problem. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Client Discusses Program After 10 Years Sober

10 years soberI was born in 1968 in a small town. By the age of 7 I began to notice drug use in my family and actually began using alcohol and marijuana. When I turned 17 I was using drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and alcohol on a daily basis. I had become desperate and was using whatever drugs I could get my hands on.

In 1990 I moved to Miami Florida at the height of the South Florida drug scene. I began smuggling drugs of all kinds into the country. Drugs like ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana; anything that I could get into the country and make money on. I had absolutely no concern for others or myself, which landed me in jail for the first time. I was arrested and convicted at age 22 for possession of 28 pounds of marijuana. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Gives Brother Back

brotherMy brother is a recovered drug addict. I was born when my brother was eleven years old, so I didn’t really know all about his childhood. I honestly don’t remember him till I was about four years old. We went to Disney World and I remember when he would walk with my older sister and I, to go see Alvin and The Chipmunks and more…

I can tell by the pictures from when we were younger that my brother loved me very much and I can just see that my brother did really care about me.

I guess by the time he was 14, I didn’t really see him that often and I didn’t have that loving older brother any more. I remember when my mom would have him baby sit me and he would not pay any attention to me. The most attention I got from him was being chased with fireballs and being threatened by him holding me over the stair rail. Now older brothers might do that to their little sisters but not constantly. I also remember him taking me to the woods where we would meet his friends so they could smoke pot and get screwed up. I guess in my head I could tell that it was wrong and I should tell my mom, but I just never did. Continue reading

God Heard Our Cries For Help

cries for helpThe following is a review from a graduate of the Narconon program who got mixed up in meth use after he started attending a high school that was away from his home. As he ran into more and more heavy drug users his life began to fall apart. Desperate for help he admitted his use to his family who helped him to find Narconon Arrowhead. Here is his story:

When I was 17, I began attending a high school that was away from home. I had never once tried any sort of drug or alcohol. One night my roommate at school offered me some LSD. I figured that just one time wouldn’t hurt me. How wrong I was. The next weekend I went out into the town that our school was in with my roommate, and ended up smoking marijuana for the first time. Continue reading

Mother Discusses What Impressed Her About Narconon Arrowhead

good reviewThe following is a review from a mother who began working at the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehab facility and ended up needing the program for her son

I came to work at Narconon Arrowhead as a receptionist a little over a year and a half ago with very little knowledge about the Narconon Program. The thing that impressed me most about Narconon Arrowhead was the closeness and caring of the students for each other and the staff. The people at Narconon were actually happy. Continue reading