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Former Prescription Addict Has New Life Thanks to Narconon Arrowhead

prescription drugsErica became a victim of one of the most abused drugs in our country today. After a dental surgery, she was prescribed prescription painkillers to ease the aftereffects. She was fresh out of college, and she was addicted. Her case was rare; most people allow the problem to drive them into the ground, isolate them from loved ones, and leave them in a vulnerable state. Erica had a strong support system. Her family searched the Internet for a program that could help. That’s when they found Narconon. Continue reading

How I Overcame The Guilt From Drug Use

guiltThe following is a review from a graduate of our Narconon Arrowhead program named Liberty. Though her addiction started at a young age, with the help and support of her family and her own hard work she overcame the problem and has fought a difficult battle and won. Here is her story:

Over 18 months ago the reflection in the mirror staring back at me was life-less, the once bright eyes were dull and swimming in a pool of darkness. And the shame and guilt I had from years of drug use, I kept hidden under a mask of anger and at times rage. I was beat down and did not care about myself any longer. I would wake up each morning saying to myself this is going to be the last day I use drugs and every night I would lay down praying I had the strength to sustain the demon that I knew would be scratching to do its bidding once it had risen from the darkness once again. Addiction is powerful, it controls you, manipulates you and drives you to do things that in your right state of mind you know is immoral and unethical. But that’s the demon as an addict you fight daily. Continue reading

What the Narconon Arrowhead Sauna Did For Three Grads

sauna programThe following are reviews of the Narconon Arrowhead sauna program from three graduates. The sauna program, also called The New Life Detoxification Program is a safe and effective way to get drug toxins out of the body, which are responsible for relapse. Those undergoing the sauna treatment have reported feeling clearer, having more energy and a new outlook on life.

Here are the reviews.  Continue reading

Former Students Discuss Integrity Course at Narconon Arrowhead

group talkingThe following are reviews from Narconon Arrowhead clients about the Personal Values & Integrity Course at the center. This course is also called Book 6. It allows clients to restore their own personal integrity by ridding themselves of past transgressions. With this they adopt a new level of ethics and responsibility about life. Continue reading

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