Former Addict John Discusses Life Before Narconon Arrowhead Program

man on benchIt is estimated that there are between 15,000,000 and 30,000,000 alcoholics in the United States.  As a general rule, alcoholics seem to run in the 5 to 10 percent range of any given population in those areas of the world where alcohol is consumed as a common practice.


Alcohol can affect individuals differently, depending on their body size, gender, body build, and their metabolism. General effects of alcohol consumption include flushed skin, a feeling of warmth, decreased inhibitions, impaired judgment, slurred speech, muscular in-coordination, and comprehension and memory loss.

In instances of extreme alcohol intoxication, the individual is likely to vomit, and may experience poor respiration, incontinence, and falling blood pressure.  Coma and death may result in cases of severe alcohol poisoning.

Individuals who consume alcohol on a regular and long-term basis build-up a tolerance to many of its unpleasant effects.  As a result, they are able to consume larger amounts before suffering its ill-effects.  Despite increased consumption, many such drinkers will not appear intoxicated.  Due to the fact such individuals may continue to work, and may socialize reasonably well; the person’s deteriorating physical condition may go unnoticed by others until which time severe damage develops.

Consistent, heavy consumption of alcohol will result in physical dependence.  Since such individuals have physically adapted to the presence of alcohol in their bodies, they will suffer alcohol-withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to suddenly stop drinking.  Alcohol-withdrawal encompasses a wide-range of symptoms, all the way from sleeplessness, poor appetite, sweating and tremors (“the shakes’) to hallucination, convulsions, and even death.

This is John’s personal story of coming to Narconon Arrowhead, and overcoming his addiction to alcohol.


John shares with the reader that his life before arriving at Narconon Arrowhead “wasn’t great.”

He says he was very depressed.  He drank all the time. “I was a very unhappy person.”

He says his family tried for a long time to try and help him out.  And he just wasn’t willing to be helped.  He says that in the six months before arriving to Narconon Arrowhed, he had no communication whatsoever with his family.

When John first arrived, and went into the initial Drug-Free Withdrawal phase of the Narconon program, he found that everybody there was very accepting.  He said it was excellent.  Although he says he was very scared, the staff in Drug-Free Withdrawal made it an enjoyable experience for him.  Following the withdrawal phase of the program, he was eager to get on with the rest of the Narconon rehab program.

In commenting on his favorite part of the Narconon program, John shares that he’d have to say his favorite part of the program was the Narconon Sauna, or New-Life Detoxification Program.

Once he completed the New-Life Detoxification Program, John says that he felt alive again.  He felt young.  And he really felt ready to start dealing with whatever issues he needed to address from that point on.

John shares with the reader that his most favorite part of the rehab program was Narconon Sauna.

In closing, John also shares with the reader that he feels great since since he completed the program.  He finds life is wonderful.  “I love waking-up every morning”, he says.  He adds that his   relationship with his family is excellent, and he has a lot of friends.

“I’ve got to say this was the greatest choice I’ve ever made.”

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