Narconon Suncoast Graduate Tells Her Story

Narconon Suncoast

Here is a success story from one graduate of Narconon Suncoast in Florida.

“At this moment in time, I don’t even have the words to describe the sense 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 aspirin. 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 losing 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 every day 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 a medical 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.

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 every day 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

AUTHOR

Sue Birkenshaw

Sue has worked in the addiction field with the Narconon network for three decades. She has developed and administered drug prevention programs worldwide and worked with numerous drug rehabilitation centers over the years. Sue is also a fine artist and painter, who enjoys traveling the world which continues to provide unlimited inspiration for her work. You can follow Sue on Twitter, or connect with her on LinkedIn.