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Narconon Suncoast Florida Drug Rehab Graduate Success Story

Narconon Suncoast RehabilitationThe Narconon Suncoast drug rehabilitation center is located in Spring Hill, Florida.

Here is a success story from one of the graduates.

“At this moment and time I don’t even have the words to describe the sence of accomplishment I have right now. This program has not only given me my life back, but has changed it drastically.

Before I came to Narconon Suncoast my life was in shambles. I didn’t know my right from left or good or bad anymore. I came from a wonderful family with a great life.

At the age of 13, my father lost his sight from a stroke that hit his optic nerves. I went to sleep with my dad being able to see me and woke up with him not. I didn’t know exactly how to handle that at all so I started to smoke marijuana. My grades in school started to slip and my family and I were fighting constantly. I did that for a few years until it became more of a routine than fun anymore.

At the age of 16 my sister Jamie committed suicide and took her own life with anti-depressants and asprin. At that point I was ready to give up. The pot wasn’t cutting it anymore.

I started hanging out with the wrong crowd and took my first oxycodone. Within 6 months I was hooked and needing it to function every day. I was lying, stealing, cheating, getting arrested and loosing my family by the day. I was never home and if I was, I would be in my room hiding from my family and trying to escape from life.

The relationship that I had with my brother went from crappy to non-existent as well as the relationship with my mom and dad. I was sick everyday and didn’t want to live anymore. I lost trust, confidence and the feeling of loving life.

After I got out of jail for the last time, my dad came up to me and cried to have his little girl back. After a few days of suffering I finally gave in and expressed I needed help.

I went to detox and was tapered off the drugs.Then I came to the Suncoast Rehabilitation Center and started learning how to live life again without the use of any kinds of substances.

  • Book 1 really helped me to be comfortable with myself and my environment and confront my problems.
  • Book 2 or the sauna rather cleaned all the horrible things that were still in my body out and I felt renewed again sort of like a dirty dish that went through the dishwasher and came out clean. I felt like I did before I ever started using drugs. Physically I was back to my old self and felt amazing.
  • Book 3 got me to study correctly again, which I wish I could have known before I went though any college classes. That’s for sure.
  • Book 4 changed my life literally and helped me to realize the undenying problems I had and how to handle them.
  • Book 5 brought me to an understanding of why certain people act the way they do and how to handle, discover/disconnect from personal situations with friends or acquaintances.
  • Book 6 was a great book and I really took it to heart. You learn about the different areas in your life and how each one affects the other. You also learn to really step up and own up to the things in your life you’re responsible for. I was responsible for all horrible things that were happening because of my actions.
  • Book 7 helped me fix past conditions that kept me from moving on in life.
  • Book 8, The Way to Happiness, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a book that shows you “the way to happiness”.

I now have my life back. I am happy to be alive and happy to be clean. I have my confidence back, the trust and love of my family and a wonderful future ahead of me. The staff at Suncoast drug rehab saved my life and I thank them everyday for that. I am glad to say that the old Amada is back and better than ever, thanks to the Narconon program.”

– A.S. Narconon Suncoast Drug Rehabilitation Center Program Graduate

Narconon Graduate Success Stories

Narconon Graduate Success StoriesI have completed the Narconon program and I have my life back. This program has given me many useful tools to use in my life and to stay drug-free. I have enjoyed every step of this program. Thank you, Narconon. JC


I feel really good about my completion of the Narconon program. I got a lot out of this place. Most importantly, I got myself back. I am confident I can do a great job when I leave here and apply all the concepts I learned here. I am appreciative of all the people who helped me and I am excited about all the wins I’ve had. EB


It is an incredible achievement completing this program. I have regained my sense of self-worth, my dignity and my soul. Before this program I was a broken man with no direction and now after the program I am a man full of confidence and ambition. I know that I have a purpose on this earth and now I am ready to achieve it.


If you guide your life by “The Road to Happiness,” you will find happiness. You will have honor, respect, love, companionship, trust, belief, hope and a true sense of well being, which is security. Thank you Narconon! DB


Not only am I free from addiction, but this program is helping me become a better person with each passing day. RC


Today, I am 49-years-old. I am sober. I am happier than I have ever been. My spirit is soaring far above my expectations. I am still learning. HM


I feel empowered upon completing book 8. I know I have all the skills and knowledge I need to live a productive, drug-free life. I have never felt this good on the inside about myself and I have never been this healthy on the outside. Narconon has given me my life back and I am very grateful. I am a new person with drive, ambition and a new-found confidence. I am ready to take on the world! RW


Book 7 was my favorite so far. I have written my conditions and worked the formulas and I am in Normal on most. I can apply these formulas to all aspects of my life. TL


My conditions and my dynamics have been so out of “sync,” but since I have been at Narconon and understanding the technology, I realize I am in great shape now and will continue to work on improving my conditions. It is a win for me to know I was not an evil person in the past. I was a daughter, a good, great daughter who cared about my family and others, a daughter who was loving, kind and giving. I am a daughter, sister and a trustworthy friend, now. DS

Here is a related article of other Narconon drug rehabilitation graduates.

Narconon Drug Rehab Graduate Stories

Narconon Drug Rehab Success StoriesI believe that his program has saved my life. I have learned so much here. I don’t know where to begin. I am so happy and I am ready to move along with my new life. JS


How do I express my heart-felt gratitude for this technology? It has saved my life and has given me a new life and ways and means to live my new life happy, successful and sober. That is how I will express my gratitude, by leading and living the precious gift of life I have been given. Thank you! DS


This program has saved my life. I have learned so much. I have learned how to confront other people and situations in my life. The sauna was my favorite part of the program. I got to get rid of all the toxins in my body. I felt wonderful once I finished the sauna. I have never felt better. I have learned a lot of great technology in books five through eight. I have learned about social and anti-social people. I know I should stay away from the anti-social. I experienced great relief. Book 8 was a good book. It was stuff I should have already known, but wasn’t doing when I was using. With the knowledge I have now, I know I will flourish and prosper in life. I feel great. JS


I have completed the program. I am very glad to have been given the opportunity to come here. I have learned a lot since being here that will aid in my future to be a productive, ethical member of society. I am also glad to have been given the opportunity to stay and train. LS


What Narconon has given me is beyond words. I came here to quit drugs. That and so much more happened. I found out who I am. I let go of all of my pain. I am no longer trapped in my head. I confronted myself and the bad things I have done. This allowed me to no longer have to live with these things. I have learned what it means to be a good person. I am happy and free. I am comfortable in my own skin. My life is manageable. I have hope and confidence. I no longer view other people as the enemy. I trust and love again. I know I will be able to help others and I am no longer a danger to society. I feel better than I ever imagined possible. KD

Here is a related article of other Narconon drug rehab graduates.

Narconon Arrowhead Oklahoma Drug Rehab Center

The Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center is on the shores of Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma set in a beautiful remote location in the center of Arrowhead State Park. With 24 hour security and staffing, the Narconon Arrowhead center is a center that you can have confidence in the safety and care of your loved one.

Narconon Arrowhead Back PatioArrowhead is a Medium Term Rehabilitation center which means that on average a client may be in the Narconon program for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 months or they may need to remain in the program as long as 5-8 months. Each persons program is designed on a individual basis. So not everyone will need the same length of program.

Narconon Arrowhead East WingThe Arrowhead building was formerly a resort and has been completely remodeled and made into a state of the art facility. This is a very calm environment and allows the addict to have the ability to concentrate on themselves and handling their addiction with very little distraction from the outside world.

Narconon Arrowhead Course RoomIn each course room of the Narconon Arrowhead Program you will find that trained course supervisor’s  primary purpose is to help the clients of the program to feel comfortable. This helps them to understand each section of the program and helps them learn to apply the course and technique in their personal situation. This technique of teaching allows every client personal time with the staff so the client can be confident in what they’re learning.

Narconon Arrowhead Sauna AreaThe New Life Detoxification Program addresses the physical aspect of addiction. Also called the purification program or sauna detoxification program. This program consists of a combination of light aerobic exercises, sweating in a dry heat sauna and a specific vitamin regimen.

These are a few pics and details about the Narconon drug rehab program. If you would like more information about this particular program, please contact us.


A related article about the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehab program.

Narconon Drug Education in Taiwan

Narconon taiwan Drug EducationThe Narconon Taiwan drug education and rehabilitation facility is located in Ji-An Township.

Recently Summer, the Executive Director for Narconon Taiwan delivered drug education to some students at the Kang-lo Elementary School in Hualien County.

Here is a photo of Summer and the kids holding up the popular drug education booklet, 10 Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs, which has been translated into their language.

Here is another article about the Narconon Taiwan drug rehabilitation and education center and some of the activities they have been involved in.

Story of Heroin Addiction and the Narconon Rehabilitation Program

Here’s a story that we would like to share with you of an ex-heroin addict who graduated the Narconon drug rehabilitation program in Russia.

Leonid Narconon Russia Drug Rehab15 years ago he was addicted to herion, methadone and other drugs. He thought that he could cope with only using a little bit of heroin here and there. He eventually ended up at the bottom.

Heavy pains, nausea, terrible emotional pains and growing anxieties, accompanied him anytime he didn’t have his dose.

Multiple drug treatments at different rehabilitation programs failed and so he always ended up back on the street looking for the next fix.

He eventually could not afford the expensive heroin anymore and so moved on to using other synthetic drugs, which “literally turned me into a zombie”, he said. He lost all of his belongings and friends. He didn’t feel human anymore.

One night he was laying down and thinking about what he was going to do to find a way out of the situation he was in and how he could beat addiction and go back to his former good state of life without drugs.

LeonidHe found a way to contact his family and found help through these hard times. Rather accidentally he found out about a drug rehabilitation program called Narconon.

He thought, “I should try it. I have nothing to lose anyway.” So he did.

He didn’t think the Narconon drug rehabilitation center would work because the other rehabs didn’t work out very well. After arriving and being on the Narconon program for some time, he noticed that he was doing better and was surrounded by good people. He realized that the rehabilitation program was really working.

After completing the drug detoxification process, he noticed his addiction was gone. The toxins had left his body and he regained his life.

He ended up staying to work at the Narconon center and is now helping others get off drugs.

Even after 15 years he can say that he no longer has the desire to use drugs.

Leonid aired on TVSeveral years ago he spoke on the Ukrainian TV channel, which aired the story of his life and how he got rid of drug addiction.

You can see his interview and performance by Marina Gribanovo famous Ukrainian anti-drug lecturer on the Russian Narconon blog.

Article about Narconon Russia Drug Education.

Narconon Drug Education Workshops in the Philippines

Back in 2003, the statistics of drug abuse in the Philippines were escalating. Especially for  methamphetamine. Today the drug problem is still an issue and needs some help to solve it.

Back in 2003, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, launched an anti-drug campaign. Some PDEA agents traveled to Los Angeles to met with the president of Narconon International and requested to receive drug prevention workshops. The workshops basically covered the basics of drug abuse and addiction and how to deliver drug prevention presentations.

Once the training was done, the PDEA agents and the Narconon team went to schools and delivered drug education presentations to hundreds of kids on the truth about drugs in the Philippines.

Many children stated they would not use drugs anymore after hearing the talks and doing the seminar. At the end of the workshop PDEA agents were proud to receive their own drug educator certificates.

Here are some results from the Narconon drug education workshops in the Philippines:

1. What did you find most valuable about the Narconon drug training?
2. What would you like to learn more about?
3. What recommendations do you have to improve the training?
4. How did this workshop change your attitude about drugs and drug prevention?
5. What is your current job description?
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1. The valuable thing in the Narconon drug training is the increase of my confidence in dealing with high school students.

2. How to deal with drug dependency by using vitamins.

3. More days and time training.

4. It never changed my attitude, but it increased my knowledge on drugs and drug prevention.

5. Officer in charge of education and community involvement.
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1. The presentation was simple but meaningful.

2. The Narconon way of rehabilitation services.

3. It would be better if the trainers or speakers are Filipino Narconon members.

4. It increases my commitment to fight drug abuse.

5. Recruiter community grander.

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1.The most valuable learned at the Narconon workshop is how to teach other people about drugs.

2. I would like to learn more how to prevent the dangerous drugs coming into my country.

3. So far it’s good. Nothing to improve especially to the mention of this training program.

4. More knowledge to use in my profession. I am glad I learned more on your training program.

5. I am a police woman in the Philippines drug enforcement. This training will help a lot.

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1. How to teach children about the effects of drugs and how to deliver drug lectures properly.

2. How to organize and deliver my lecture more properly so I can catch the audiences attention every time I do my lectures.

3. More hours so we could apply what we have learned in an intensive manner on the lectures. They were very comprehensive.

4. It made me more interested and made my commitment much stronger to fight the drug menace.

5. Assistant education and training officer resource speaker facilitator.

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The training was really an eye opener. The detoxification and communications drills. The best part of the training is the practicals. It’s really a very exciting adventure to give kids data that even I myself just learned. It’s sad that we have limited time. The feeling of giving data to kids is my best experience!

 

Here’s an article about drug education in Russia

Narconon Drug Education in Russia

Narconon Russia Drug Rehabilitation and Education CenterNarconon Russia has been putting forth a lot of effort to clear the streets in Moscow of medications for making desomorphine as well as other drugs.

Desomorphine is a drug cooked with some acids and other chemicals like drain cleaner and transformed into a cheap and toxic street drug. It is 25 times more toxic than heroin .

One shot cost about $2 so almost anyone can afford it. It’s not even illegal to buy the substances you need to create it. It’s just illegal to mix it up and cook it, but there hasn’t really been a way to get this under control.

Desomorphine has increased the HIV rate. Russia already has the highest growth of HIV infection in the world outside of Sub-Saharan countries. The venom of this drug actually starts to destroy the organs in a very painful way.

This drug is used mostly by street kids and adults with lower income as it’s cheap and easily available. They do not know what this drug is doing to their insides and are slowly killing themselves each time they take it.

Narconon has about 6 drug rehabilitation and education centers in Russia. Two of them are located in the Moscow area.

Narconon has been delivering drug prevention and education presentations to help keep kids away from desomorphine and other drugs. Schools are happy to receive the Narconon drug education presentations.

If you know someone who has problem with drug addiction or want drug education in your school, contact us immediately.

Narconon Drug Education Activity in South Africa

Narconon Cape Twon Drug Education One of the greater drug problems in Cape Town would be the crystal methamphetamine use. The drug is very cheap and can be bought from almost anywhere. People with not much income can also afford it.

  • http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/tik-meth-in-cape-town.html

“Tik” is the street name and it’s usually smoked in a light bulb with a straw.

Narconon knows about the problem and is taking some major steps to handling the methamphetamine problem. Going in schools delivering drug education presentations to students has helped to inform students to stay away from methamphetamine and other drugs.

Even talking to people on the streets and explaining what drugs really do to the body and the mind is one of the steps Narconon Cape Town  has been taking to handle the problem.

One of the other activities to help raise funds to offer drug education programs to schools is selling drug booklets and stickers during the holidays.

Students who have attended the drug education program at their schools have even helped. Almost every kind of school has shown interest in the drug education program. Some students even help us reach students at other schools which plays a great part to handling the drug problem.

One particular drug education activity the kids helped out with enabled Narconon Cape Town to reach 1,613 students  and 80  received “Peer Leader Training” which helped them learn how to help friends get off or stay off drugs.

The techniques they learned can be used through out their life. As soon as someone really duplicates what drugs do to people and also has the right technique to show and explain it to others, it changes his or her life and all the people around them.

Narconon Drug Education Surveys in South Texas

The Narconon drug education program in South Texas is doing very well. They have delivered drug education presentations to thousands of school children.

Our primary goal delivering the drug education presentation in schools are:

  • Helping children stay away from drugs.
  • To inform them what drugs do to your body and mind.
  • Help them tell their family and friends the truth about drugs.

These are some of the schools that Narconon South Texas delivered the drug education presentation to:

  • Villa Nueva Elementary (3rd, 4th and 5th grade) 3-1-05
  • Rio Hondo Elementary (4th 5th grade) 2-25-05
  • Harlingen High School (North & South) New Direction group 3-1-05

Each time we deliver the Narconon drug education program we have them fill out a survey to tell us what they got out of the presentation.

Here are the Questions:

  1. Can you tell us what you thought of talk, and Why?
  2. Did your thoughts about drugs change after hearing the talk?
  3. How can you use what you learned?

These are some of the answers that the students filled out on the surveys:

South Texas Drug Education

  1. I thought it was good because I learned some stuff that I did not know.
  2. Yes, because I learned it can kill you.
  3. By telling my cousins not to do drugs.

  1. Make sense cause I’m starting losing my sight.
  2. Yes
  3. By telling other people.

  1. Very informational and really not as boring as every other speaker I have heard. You got you point a cross and let me see more than I have.
  2. Yes, I know it was bad and I loved the way you presented.
  3. I can tell my friends and anyone important to me.

Drug Education South TX

  1. It was very interesting and innovating because it helped me learn things I didn’t know about drugs.
  2. Yes.
  3. I could help prevent my family from using drugs.

  1. It was good because it may help someone understand who want’s to try drugs or is doing them.
  2. Yeah, but I never think of doing drugs.
  3. Tell someone family member’s or a friend how drugs will effect in way they may not know about.

  1. I thought it was very interesting.
  2. Yeah, a little.
  3. I can tell my family what drugs can do to them.

  1. It was educational. I thought it was good.
  2. No, I already had those thoughts.
  3. Tell other people about some of those things.

  1. Very good, good info.
  2. Yes.
  3. I’ll think twice before I do something again.

South Texas Drug Education

  1. It is good because it helps from getting in drugs.
  2. It changed my mind so I would no longer take drugs.
  3. I could use it by helping my dad.

Each one of these answers are from a student who attended the Narconon drug education and prevention presentation.

For additional information, please contact us any time and feel free to ask about our drug education or rehab program. We can answer any other questions you may have about drugs at info@narconon.org or give us a call.