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Drug addiction stops every day at our center. Below is an explanation of our program from the only source that matters -OUR STUDENTS

  " Hi. My name is Tom. Three months ago I arrived at Narconon with what seemed at the time only a glimmer of hope. After twenty years of heroin and methadone addiction, countless efforts of attempted help that failed, happiness as a drug free person seemed as likely as hitting the lottery at five million to one. As overwhelming as it seemed, I couldn't bring myself to accept the alternatives; death or prison. Not without exhausting all possible solutions. Somehow I still cherished the thought of drug free existence. Happiness had its price and upon arriving at Narconon I'd decided if I could, if it was possible, I'd make a real, genuine effort. Then, after being exposed to the loving, caring and committed staff members at Narconon, my commitment became "I can", and "I will". And sure enough, three months later I am drug free and in control of my life for the first time in my adult life. Five weeks from today I'll be thirty-eight years old, with a future as a happy, drug free member of society to look forward to. What appeared impossible became a reality. My purpose as a person has been revealed. Today I can accept responsibility for my past, no longer afraid of my future, and I am wanting and willing to help my fellow man.
  The time spent at Narconon has been nothing short of life-saving. The Narconon program and the people who delivered it, words like amazing, unbelievable and spectacular can't begin to do them justice.
  The Narconon program works and anyone that recognizes the threat drugs pose to our society and planet must support the efforts of Narconon and staff - they deliver. "

  Most Sincerely,
  Tom P.
  Narconon Graduate

  " I would like to thank the staff here at Narconon for helping me and having faith in me. Everyone was a lot of help. The staff always kept me on my toes and help me push, push, push till sometimes I felt I couldn't push any more (I was wrong). It's hard for me to think about where I came from, you would have to live it to understand. I don't know where I am going to go in life but I know I won't go back to where I have been. That's behind me now. I've come too far to go back and besides I like, or should I say love being drug-free!! "
  Owen M.
  Narconon Graduate

  " I was drinking heavily and doing a lot of cocaine but because I was able to "function" I didn't think I had a problem. During this time I was mentally and emotionally dead. I couldn't feel things anymore and even when I wanted to feel something I didn't have the proper reactions to situations. I was dying. My body was deteriorating rapidly and I was very sick frequently. The drugs and alcohol were killing me. You see, I did want to die, the greatest way to not deal with anything is to die and that is the drug addict's ultimate dream but something kept pulling me back; after I ended up in the hospital after a blackout I did stop once for 8 months, I went through pure unadulterated hell from the withdrawal which lasted about a month. Afterwards I would still crave the drugs and alcohol. It was madness. I couldn't stop thinking or dreaming about them. I went to meetings during this time and then I started to drink after the meetings, then I progressed to using the drugs again, mostly cocaine. My sponsor once told me 'It 's OK you 're not ready to quit yet SO if you have to drink, then drink, and when you are ready to quit you will know it. You may just have to go down further before you make the decision to stop.' I thought it was a bunch of garbage because everyday I did want to quit but I couldn't.
  I went to a chiropractic seminar and they talked about Narconon. I took a pamphlet with Kirstie Alley's picture on it and called. I asked for information and then I didn't think about it, until that July 4th weekend. I went on a binge from July 2 to the early hours of July 5th and I realized that I did have a major problem. I called Narconon and was there 72 hours later.
  I was looking forward to the sauna because I wanted all the alcohol, drugs and residues out of my body. I wanted to feel clean again instead of feeling sick all of the time. I went into the sauna with cloudy eyes, feeling sick all the time and no energy. I came out a new born? I thought it couldn't get any better, I was wrong.... the life skill courses here at Narconon really enable you to take control of your life, actions and environment. You make the decisions for yourself without ever having to justify another thing.
  Thanks for the life Narconon "
  Cathy D

  Narconon Graduate

  " When I took that 1st drink at 7, I was escaping from a physically, mentally and emotionally abusive environment but I also lost who I was. When I came to Narconon I had no idea who I was. I found myself here and that is a wonderful gift. I now help other people get out of the fog, haze and destruction of substance abuse. People don't have to be lost from themselves or from others. There really is no escape from reality. Anyone can have what I have today. They can have themselves back. Instead of being at the effect of everything going on around them, they can make the necessary changes to make their lives better by coming to Narconon.
  If you or someone you love has a problem with drugs or alcohol please call. Narconon can save that life and give that person a new awareness of themselves. "

  Andrew C.
  Narconon Graduate

  " Just a personal note of thanks for allowing me to be a guest at Narconon to learn about your procedures and to visit my son Joseph, one of your students (Joseph graduated from the Narconon program). Thanks to you he celebrated his 9th month of sobriety on April 25th for which we are all grateful.
  I studied with professional interest the 9 points (courses) of your program, namely, Drug-free Withdrawal, Communications, New Life Detoxification Procedure, Learning Improvement, Communication and Perceptions, up and Downs in Life, Personal Values and Integrity, Changing Conditions of Life, and the Narconon Way to Happiness. We cover these same areas but not with the excellent books you have.
  During my four days I added to my professional competence as an addictions outpatient counselor by talking with students and staff. I was able to see what a focused, intensive program such as yours at Narconon can accomplish in helping people turn around. I was impressed with the level of motivation in the students and I like the use of the term "student" because it points out the reason why they are there, namely, to learn a new way to live.
  After seeing the results of your work and speaking to members of the staff I feel that you have much to teach the drug rehabilitation field and Araphoe House. This was a rewarding personal visit for me as well as an information-packed professional visit for which I am grateful.
I was impressed with the level of motivation in the students and I like the use of the term "student" because it points out the reason why they are there, namely, to learn a new way to live. I was impressed with the level of motivation in the students and I like the use of the term "student" because it points out the reason why they are there, namely, to learn a new way to live.
I was impressed with the level of motivation in the students and I like the use of the term "student" because it points out the reason why they are there, namely, to learn a new way to live. I was impressed with the level of motivation in the students and I like the use of the term "student" because it points out the reason why they are there, namely, to learn a new way to live. "
  Outpatient Counselor
  Araphoe House

  " I would like to put on paper my feelings at this time on what I've been through and what I am going through. I feel as though, to a degree I am in a state of confusion because of my recent transformation from a lower primate to a higher man. The change has been a painful one in as much as having to give up all the things that I've been used to doing for 30 years of my addiction. For the first time I am now truly clean and drug-free. Something I haven't been for 30 years. All my excuses have been stripped from me. I am now capable of receiving, and applying new ways of living a good and prosperous life. I am one again.
  Thanks Narconon Staff. "

  Lauren K
  Narconon Graduate

  " As for Narconon and all it stands for, I owe my life. When I got here, my life was in a downward spiral, and it had been for the past 18 years. I didn't know how to live. I didn't know how to be happy. I only knew I wanted to.
  The Sauna was the best thing for me. Without the cleansing, I would still be a resigned junkie. My health is back, and my body is alive again. Being in control of my life, is my life.
  The Ups and Downs Course taught me why I had mood swings and how to prevent them.
  The Personal Values and Integrity Course brought out the real me and reinforced my self-respect.
  The Conditions of Life Course taught me how to handle any situation I have or will have in my life.
  The Way to Happiness Course is just what it says, and if you apply these values to your life, you will flourish and prosper and so will those around you.
  Narconon is truly a miracle, but this miracle can be explained. I plan on explaining it to many others to come. Through Narconon I have courage, strength, and happiness.
   I personally thank the Narconon staff. I appreciate all the support and understanding and greatly value all that everyone has taught me.
  Thanks Narconon "

  Connie T
  Narconon Graduate

  " I have had wins on this course since I started the program. I have been getting better ever since and I have had exceptional personal increases in all directions. I am very happy with my progress. I am looking forward to my life after Narconon. This is going to be fantastic. Why didn't some one tell me about this place before! I will pass the word! "
  Larry R.
  Narconon Graduate

  " I came here 8 months ago with a drug history of more than ten years. This was my last hope and the last hope of my family for me. What I found here was the answer to a wasted and hopeless existence on drugs. I found a technology which really does work. But more than that, I found people who believe that addicts like myself could be helped and really could become creative and productive citizens again. I also found out that there are others out there who believe the same thing, people who contributed not only money but also their belief in people like me.
  After I graduated from the program, I stayed on for a while to work in the Print Shop where I was able to work in the graphic arts department and do what I love the most -- art. I also found a wonderful lady to spend the rest of my life with. I want to somehow try to express my thanks and gratitude in the way I can do it best, through my art. I have prepared a special illustration for Narconon with the help of the Print Shop, this small gift could never equal what Narconon has done for me and many many others, but maybe it can serve as a reminder to Narconon each day that they are creating NEW LIFE for real people like me. Most of all, I hope that each time someone looks at it they will know how much Narconon is appreciated by me and my family. "
  Doug B.
  Narconon Graduate

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