Nearly every time I go to the doctor, for whatever reason, the first question from the nurse is always: “Are you on any medications?” And, my response is always, “No, I do not take any medications,” which is always followed up by, “so you don’t take any medications or supplements for anything?”…
Each and every time I would decide that being sober may be a good idea, I absolutely dreaded having to go through the withdrawals. The unbearable sweating, shaking, sleepless nights and every other wretched symptom that goes along with detoxing from drugs, just didn’t sound like any fun to me. And, it probably doesn’t to you either.
I can still remember getting off the plane, seeing palm trees, feeling the sunshine on my skin and the smell of salt in the air—I was home and it felt so good. I was high on life and excited to spread the news that I had changed my life for the better.
Growing up, I always thought I had a pretty normal life and that it would stay that way, but boy was I wrong. Sure, I had a good upbringing. My parents sent me to private school, I attended church, was a Girl Scout, played loads of sports and always received excellent grades academically.
Making the right choices determines your whole future. This is what a student has to say about the Personal Values course…
Before I came to Narconon Freedom Center , I was at the lowest place I had ever been in my life. I was using heroin several times a day, every day, just to get through my day. I wasn’t eating for days and was abusing and neglecting my body horribly.
“Looking back at all of my mistakes helped me learn what I need to do in the future to maintain my sobriety. I can now move on to my future without living life with regret.…“
I benefited from the sauna in many ways, during the sauna I got to sweat out everything and get my physical body back in shape. My mental health also improved greatly during the step of the program. My appetite and my attitude, in general, got back to normal.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse , more than two million Americans suffer from the abuse of prescription opioids, while just less than half a million Americans suffer from the abuse of heroin.
While achieving and maintaining sobriety can and has been done time and again, there is no arguing the fact that it is challenging.