It is an admirable quality of the indomitable human spirit that hope, even if reduced to a brief flicker that is nearly extinguished by the travails of life, never fully goes out. Such it is with addiction and alcoholism. Buried deep in the heart and soul of the addicted person, the flame of hope still burns, however dim, to one day live a life freed from the prison of addiction.
One Man’s Dream
Nearly seven years ago, one man found his way to Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma after 25 years of abusing drugs and alcohol. In a defining moment, he realized he must do something to change his life. This is his story.
It was on a Sunday, the 23rd of September, 2007, that MJ went into a bar in his hometown. He had been up for 48 hours, partying on alcohol, meth and pain pills.
He hadn’t been in that same bar for 25 years. As he sat down and looked around the bar, he realized it was the same people sitting there that had been there 25 years ago when he first walked in. The realization hit him that he really needed to do something with his life.
He shares that his parents tried to get him to go to drug rehab for the previous 15 years; but that now he called and asked for their help—he was ready to go.
With the help of his family, MJ arrived at Narconon Arrowhead a few days later. It was September 27th, 2007, and it was what was to become the realization of his dream to be sober.
A Journey to Sobriety
MJ shares that he always had the dream of becoming a sober person; and thanks to the Narconon program and its technology, he was “given the ability to be that person.”
When a friend back home in Indiana heard from his mother how well MJ was doing on his rehab program, she contacted him. He talked with her about the program and how much he liked it at Narconon Arrowhead. She was addicted to pain meds, and made the decision to come to Narconon Arrowhead and address her own addiction.
Shortly after she arrived at the center in Oklahoma, another of MJ’s friend called him. He was also fighting a battle with addiction to alcohol, wishing that he could get real help. He told MJ he felt that he was dying, and MJ reached-out to help him.
MJ says that he and his two friends “are living proof” that no matter what a person’s addiction is, whether methamphetamine, or painkillers—“Narconon Arrowhead can help.”
He wants the reader to know how good it feels for him to know that he has changed his life, and that the change he made “affected two other lives forever”
He also knows he can return home and his two friends “will be there with me, alive and sober.”
MJ adds that the beautiful thing about it is that all of them learned the same techniques on the Narconon program. As a result, he and his two friends will be able to help each other in their day-to-day lives in applying the new-found data they learned on the program.
“We are sober and we are together. Now, THAT is a success!” M.J, a 2007 Narconon Arrowhead Graduate.
Narconon Arrowhead is a long-term residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in southeastern Oklahoma delivering the drug-free Narconon program. It takes a non-traditional and holistic approach to rehabilitation through its Drug-Free Withdrawal, New-Life Detoxification Program, and its comprehensive Life Skills Courses.
For more information on Narconon Arrowhead, the Narconon drug rehabilitation program, or for help with a substance abuse problem, please contact us today.