When *C. was 7 years old, tragedy struck her family. Her brother reacted to it by disappearing completely. C. didn’t see him for years and had no idea where he was. It wasn’t another 6 years, when was 13, until she saw him on the streets of downtown; emaciated, dirty, and panhandling. He was in the grips of a heroin addiction. At that moment, C. knew she had lost her brother. She passed him on the street and looked him in his eyes – he didn’t even recognize her.
C.’s family had been struggling for years to get her brother clean. He had done several rehab programs; none of them worked. Then, they found out about Narconon in Oklahoma. A longer term program, many staff and client surveys indicated that 70% of clients stayed drug free from weeks to years after completion. C. went asked her brother to go and he left the next day.
What Happened After Narconon Treatment
C. says that around 6 months later her brother completed the Narconon Arrowhead program and came home a completely different person. He was clean-cut and looked healthy. He was actually laughing and he had life in his eyes. He was no longer a billboard for pain, sorrow and regret.
C. is now 25 and her brother is still clean and sober. A university graduate and a full time musician, he continues to be a walking, breathing Narconon Arrowhead success.
“Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everything you all do each day. You are changing the world.” – C. said in a recent letter she wrote to the facility.
The Hopelessness of Addiction Resolved
For anyone who has witnessed or experienced addiction, seeing someone you love struggle with the problem can seem hopeless. The person they once were, not disappeared and you are left wondering if things will ever be the same again.
C.’s advice to anyone who has been through this is to act. To find effective help and to get your family member there. And to believe in the process of treatment and recovery that does save lives.
For more information contact our facility by calling 800-468-6933.
* – names have been changed to initials to protect confidentiality