I 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.
By 1993 at 25 years of age I began to use heroin and by the age of 28 I had lost everything that I had worked for.
Relapse and Getting Treatment
My mother found out about my addiction and tried to help me on her own to no avail. Within a year I was back on heroin and was actually arrested and convicted twice for possession of heroin. I was sent to jail for 9 months and was released in 2000. I actually did well for about a year after prison and did not use any drugs or alcohol. Then my drug use began to resurface. I was drinking regularly and had also begun to use marijuana and speed again.
In 2002 I decided to fully handle my drug addiction. My mother actually knew of a program in Oklahoma that had a very high success rate. I quickly hoped onto a plane and started the Narconon program. That program was Narconon Arrowhead. Within a couple of weeks I could tell that this program was going to make a huge impact on my life and that I would never have to use drugs or alcohol again. I graduated from the program in 4 months time and have never looked back since.
Thank you Narconon.
P.W. Narconon Arrowhead Graduate
It has been over 10 years since P.W. graduated the Narconon Arrowhead program. He continues to lead a sober life with his wife and kids living in Florida. The Narconon program in Oklahoma has had 10,000 graduates since opening its doors. Proven with the most recent outcome studies that are made up of staff reports and graduate surveys, approximately 70% of graduates live drug free lives. The program has also been shown to help former users stay out of trouble, rejoin the workforce and minimize crime. Times range from six month to several years after treatment completion.