What Parents Have to Say About Narconon
"This is a letter of thanks and recognition to all those associated with the work, endeavors and promise of Narconon. It is our sincere hope to reach out to families and friends of loved ones still inside the downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and self-destructive addictions. Narconon gave and continues to give our daughter a second chance at life.
As Christian parents we struggled with concerns over Narconons creator, L. Ron Hubbard and the possibility of enrolling our daughter in a cult. We watched intently and followed the overall detoxification process, course content and concepts very closely. Happily and gratefully we concluded that the staff and, indeed the concept of Narconon, have all of humanitys noblest interests at heart. The tools given our daughter are universal and not religiously specific. Communication with family and positive influences are encouraged on a regular basis. We applaud and commend our daughters tremendous efforts to make it happen and stick to it until she completed the first phase of the program. We also appreciate the comfort zone offered by Narconons philosophy that it takes as long as it takes to be cured. There is no specific number of days in which the student must return to the world again before he/she is ready.
Our twenty year old daughter reached the bottom with a smorgasbord of drugs, raves and destructive lifestyles. Most of her friends only added to the spiral of lies, cheating and misinformation that take up all of an addicts time when relating to those who love them. Loss of her job, loss and distancing from productive friends, her feelings of worthlessness and emotional depression brought the whole family perilously close to a tragic ending.
As we approached the reality of a tragic end for our daughter, an internet web search and analysis brought Narconon to our attention as a very different concept in treating addictions. While the Narconon concept has been around for decades, it is new to the uninitiated who never had a need for it! Narconon works on the whole individual and gives its in-house students the tools for life to overcome both the physiological and psychological holds of addiction. Narconons different concepts allow its students to say and believe that they were addicts before Narconon and that after they graduate, if they practice the precepts of the training, they are no longer addicts and are able to lead happy, productive, addiction-free lives.
In the end it is up to the individual addict to want to rise up from the hell of their addiction. Our daughter now has the opportunity to be a happy, productive member of society. That chance is directly a result of the love, care and tools provided by the staff of Narconon. We thank Narconon for giving our daughter that chance.
my wife and I stand ready to communicate through Narconon with anyone who requests
or needs to share our experiences. No system is perfect and, ultimately, it is
up to the individual to make his/her way in life. Narconon provides one answer
that can and does work to make the world a better place."
is the "thank your" I meant to write you long ago. It is from both Alicia
& I. One fine day, many years ago, you met us at LAX airport. That was the
beginning of the end of Alicia's drug abuse. You took 1 scared, addicted teenager,
and guided her through a process that saved her. You said to me if Alicia stays
here & participates in this program, she will never need another drug-rehab
again. You were so kind, so positive, explaining the Narconon Program, reassuring
me there was always hope. When Narconon told me of all the drugs Alicia used --
heroin, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, uppers,
"John is my son, and I love him very much. But up until a year ago, I thought Id lost him forever. He had gotten addicted to cocaine, and no matter what we did, he couldnt seem to stop. Hed become a different person, an unreliable, angry, selfish young man who didnt seem to care how badly he hurt our family or himself. We stood by him while he went through treatment after treatment. But it seemed hopeless. Hed stay clean for a few weeks or months and then disappear. Pretty soon wed get a call from the hospital or the police or his girlfriend, telling us that John was in trouble again. It didnt seem like John was going to be able to stop using drugs on this side of the grave and it was tearing us apart. Im a doctor, and I felt that if anyone should be able to help, it should have been me. But the cravings were just too strong for him to overcome. Things seemed pretty grim. Then we heard about Narconon New Life Center. The counselors there told us that they could help me get my son back. They explained addiction to me in language that made sense. They told me that they could help, and I believed them. I decided to give it one more try and today Im glad I did. Today I have a son again.-Dr. L.A.
name is Marlene. Im the sister of someone who went through the Narconon
program. We live in Surinam, South America. In October of 1996, I came with my
brother to Narconon. Within four days my sister and I could see the difference
in him. During the following four months, he would call home often and wrote letters
in which we could read how excited he was and how grateful he was to be part of
the Narconon family. I came back in March, and found a new man. I got my brother
back and so much happiness that it was almost too much to comprehend ... Narconon,
you are a gift from Heaven!
impressive is the result we have seen in our son. With your help (and that of
our Creator) he has gained back his life after twenty years of lost time. Enthusiastically
he is looking forward to productive and enjoyable remaining years. Even I have
learned from watching his growing maturity during the four years since he left
I began using marijuana at the age of 10. My parents had divorced. My father moved away. I was angry and confused about life. I wanted to escape. I wanted friends.
As the years went on, I gravitated toward kids that were in similar circumstances as myself. Kids who were from single parent households, who stole, who used drugs, and who had little responsibility.
I started to sell marijuana by age 14. It started out small and eventually went into large quantities. All of my hopes and dreams faded away. I lost the motivation to work and succeed in a legal occupation. I had no goals and no self-esteem. To deal with this along with the increasing anxiety of being a drug dealer, I started to go out to clubs to drink, I also started using ecstasy and crack. I found myself in a deeper and deeper pit. I finally realized I needed help when I ruined a nine-year relationship. I was depressed over the loss and the partying only made me feel worse. I didnt know where to go for help.
I went to Narconon and it has been the best thing I have ever accomplished. I no longer sell or use drugs. But thats only half of it. I now enjoy going to work, because I am a Drug Education Lecturer for Narconon. I go out to schools across Southern California to educate children on the dangers of drugs, helping to ensure they make better choices in life and use their education to achieve their goals.
I first came to Narconon on November 18, 1998. I am from Mexico City and I have been in four different rehabs and that did nothing for me but accumulate a lot of anger toward my family for putting me there. ( I didnt want to change at the time) I was lucky enough to have a friend of my family come to my house, knock on the door and introduce Narconon and the purification part of the program to me. I was instantly interested. I knew then that I had a chance. Something different. For once, something that I wanted. I was dying, desperate for a change in my life.
Here while doing the program, something inside me clicked. I knew then that this would work. All I needed was someone to tell me how to do it; how to stay away from drugs. I knew that the rest was up to me.
I now know that the ability has always been within me. The problem was I didnt realize it was lying dormant. Now with the technology of L. Ron Hubbard and the guidance of the great staff at Narconon, my life has changed dramatically. I can now confront problems in my life, and I found out that my life is worth living. That living is beautiful. Now, any problem, or better yet, any situation that I might encounter, I will find a solution with the technology that I learned here. I know that applying it to my daily life, the condition of my life has bettered 100%. Even more! I now see opportunities, when in the past I saw them as problems. Of my 22 years of addiction to cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol, I dont regret a moment of it because without having gone through it I wouldnt be here at Narconon.
Because of me doing this program, the communication with my entire family has been restored. I am grateful for this because they all were there for me. I was the one who had withdrawn from them. Im back as a whole human being. I am grateful.
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