When a mother holds her baby for the very first time, she is overwhelmed with joy and love for this amazing human being she has helped bring into the world. She feels certain she would do anything for her child, going to any lengths needed to protect and shelter her child. She dreams of the wonderful human being her child will grow to be – smart, successful and intelligent. In that moment, it is difficult or even impossible for a mother to imagine that her child may one day struggle just to survive and lose all the qualities that define their unique personality.
Like all mothers, Connie loves her son very dearly. He is full of humor, self-confidence and hope, and is the person that Connie always hoped her son would be. Connie is very lucky, because for a long time it wasn’t that way.
For many years, Connie’s son struggled with drug abuse and Connie struggled with constant fear and worry. Her phone couldn’t ring without making her jump in panic, certain that her worst fears she had so long refused to believe were about to be confirmed and the inevitable horrible news was about to be delivered. Drowning in his addiction, Connie’s son was without any self-confidence, he was hopeless and defeated and had clearly just given up on the idea that anything could change. When Connie found Narconon it was like her son’s life was saved, and the scary journey they had struggled through every day was finally at an end.
Connie talked with her son frequently during his Narconon program, and she felt that he was about halfway through the program when it finally kicked in noticeably. She began to hear a change in his voice when he called, he seemed less angry and more humorous and self-confident. Connie feels that it was an all-around personality change for the better.
Teary-eyed, Connie recalls that as soon as her son had finished the Narconon program, she called everyone she knew and cried, “I got my son back!” At long last, Connie met with someone she hadn’t seen in years, the person she loved dearly and wouldn’t give up on so he wouldn’t give up on himself – her child.
Information on Narconon Arrowhead
There are many different rehabilitation facilities, and a variety of rehabilitation treatment programs available. Many rehabilitation facilities seek to help the individual withdraw from drugs, discuss their past drug abuse and the damages it caused for self and others, and return them to life in the hopes that they may maintain sobriety. Considering that the meaning of the word “rehabilitation” includes restoring an individual’s health and productivity in life, such programs seem to fall short of the ideal. They may pluck the individual temporarily from the river of addiction, but if they only place the individual on the slippery bank next to the river, there is no guarantee at all that the treatment will effectively prevent the individual from returning to drug use in the future.
In contrast, the Narconon Arrowhead drug and rehabilitation program seeks to not only pluck the individual from the raging river of addiction but to firmly place them on solid ground where they see the far more beautiful things that life has to offer, and decide on their own that they will never turn back toward the river of addiction in the future. The Narconon Arrowhead program works to eliminate both the mental and physical causes and effects of drug addiction, restore the individual to health mentally, emotionally and physically, make them aware of their present environment, and gain the life skills necessary to take on the challenges of life without turning to drug use when things get tough. Like Connie’s son, Narconon program graduates are often returned to their native personality, happy, healthy and ready to take on life.
For more information, visit www.NarcononArrowhead.org or call 800-468-6933.