Narconon graduate shares why he started doing drug education.
You know, drug education for me was foreign in the beginning because I’m so used to working with adults. I said, “What am I going to talk to a little kid about?” Then once I started doing it, I realized I could turn around a person in 45 minutes with giving him a piece of data that he didn’t have before. And I’m coming from experience. I’m not a police man out there telling them don’t do drugs. I’m telling them why. And then I’m asking them if they got it. So it’s a two-way flow. And at the end of a program, they will thank me. They will say, “I didn’t know that that poison stays in your body for months or years later. I want to be an athlete. I don’t want to do that.”
Why did you start doing drug education?
Why? Because uh. First of all, working with Bobby Wiggins was pretty cool. Once I started doing it, I realized that to get around to them before they lose their freedom. When they’re still curious. They’re brand-new. They’re looking at it and it doesn’t seem so bad. So if I can get in a classroom when they’re still in that classroom setting, and they’re still young and they still have careers that they’re dreaming of, if I can give them a piece of data as to what exactly they’re going to get involved with, ooh, then most of them are smart enough to figure out, don’t do that. I’ll also spot the other one with his eyes on the ground and that’s the one selling the dope. And I’ll talk to him too. But I spot him also. So you can figure out how to save lives real quickly. I got involved with it because it’s necessary, and it’s probably the most effective thing we can do to actually stop it before they come in the front door.
There are hundreds of thousands of Narconon drug education success stories from students who said they will no longer use drugs now they they understand the real effects and dangers.
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I 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
Susanne: My name is Susanne Lawrence and I completed the Narconon program way back in 1976.
Man speaking: Susanne would you say that Narconon saves lives?
Susanne: It certainly saves lives and it certainly saved mine.
Susanne: Well I was on drugs for about 5 years, but I would like to say before that when I was a bit younger I was actually an international swimmer and I swam for great Brittan. So it’s kind of of odd that a few years after that I ended up starting to smoke and I was very very fit and then eventually living in London and going to the artwork festival which is the place that I very first took marijuana and from there on it was a downward trend. Up to that point I was still fairly fit and I was living life and enjoying it and then I start smoking marijuana.
Question: Why did you start taking drugs?
Susanne: So it was totally okay for most people my own age to do drugs and it seemed to be a solution to something. When you have a problem in life and you can’t deal with it and you feel said or if you lost your family and somebody comes along and says well have a joint you will feel better makes it very very easy to think oh yeah I wanna feel better so you take the joint and you snort the sulfate (Low grade snortable cocaine) which is what I used to do. So that’s how it was for me in those days.
I used to get together with lots and lots of people and we sit in a room and somebody would get the marijuana going around and a few lines of sulfate or perhaps get the coke out and everybody would start using it and start laughing and thinking it was the greatest thing since sliced bread without realizing the consequences were going to be in the future. And 5 years later I had the feeling that I was dying and I was very lucky in that time to meet someone who knew about the Narconon program and introduced me to it at that time.
Susanne: You know I took the program in 1976 and the program still works. You don’t use drugs on the program and it works and it has ever since it was first developed.
SO here I am so many years later since 1976, completely rehabilitated. I have no attention on drugs what so ever and all I can say is thanks to L Ron Hubbard because it works.
Although I have to admit when I finished the program and graduated and all the guys gathered around to congratulate me to finishing it. I felt like a million dollars! That’s how it makes you feel!! And the rest of life, you get the rest of the million dollars.
Question: Did the fact of having done drug rehabilitation affect your later life?
Susanne: Well in terms of value fact, to be honest no. I mean sometimes you might think well somebody is not going to employee me if I been a druggy, but in actual fact what happens to me is when people find out that if I been a drug addict they look at me and say, “No, you look like you never taken the drug.” And I say, “Oh, but that’s the specialty of the Narconon program when it’s finished.” You really do get rehabilitated. And rehabilitated is that return to former condition. So I am as bright and shiny as I ever was before I took drugs.
Question: Did you get a chance to work with William Benitez? (William Benitez is the founder of Narconon)
Susanne: I did have the opportunity to work with Mr. Benitez. I was with him for 3 days when we were opening a Narconon program in a place called Chilocco in the United States.
And I think probably the thing that struck me the most about Mr. Benitez was the way he cared. And I think that was one of the things that made the program when he first started running it in the prison successful. He really cared about people and he cared about you as an individual. And when he heard about my completing the Narconon program he validated me a lot and I could see in his eyes that he was really happy that something he had done made it possible to change my life. So I think Mr. Benitez certainly did something that has really changed drug rehabilitation and made drug free rehabilitation available and taking Mr. Hubbard’s technology and making it usable in prisons and usable in residental centers. So I have a lot to say. Thank you Mr. Benitez for a lot.
Question: How is your life now?
Well, I’m enjoying life as a pension believe it or not. I am 61 years old of age. So at the moment I’m thoroughly enjoying my life with a painting hobby which I started years ago, which I always wanted to do before I got into drugs. So now I am realizing that. I became a dancer and I’ve done acting. I really love my painting. That’s my passion at the moment. I’m also a writer and I’ve been published and I’ve written articles that have been published on the drug scene and getting out of drugs and saying no to drugs because that’s a really good answer if someone offers it is to say, “No thank you.”.because it’s really not good for you to do it. And life can be very wide ranging. I had a wonderful career, I’ve been in public relations, I’ve been in advertising, Ive been in sales and I had a wonderful life. I have two wonderful children. Lovely husband at the time. And things are just really really good.
What’s really nice is sometimes you see a person come through the program and their artistic abilities comes out and they start doing things that are artistic. And I am no exception. I am now really an artist and I enjoy it.