My proudest accomplishment is completing the programme and proving to myself that I can actually do it and also restoring my family’s trust in me. My relationship with my family is now a lot better, a hundred times better than what it was before.
The advice I would give to someone who is in active addiction now is that the first step is to admit that you have a problem and don’t be afraid to leave it all behind.
I drank to block out reality, and it came to the point that I could not get away from the poison. What a nightmare it became. My brothers and sister were concerned.
When I first arrived here, I immediately felt relieved, comforted, and not lonely anymore. I felt ready to face my problems.
Narconon has helped me tremendously to start on my journey towards discovering myself in the here and now.
My relationship with my family is getting better and I am thankful to be able to have a fresh start with them: Introduce the new Emma to them!
The hardest or worst part about dealing with an addicted child is it just breaks your heart because there’s nothing you can do to help, and you just feel helpless. That is what I think is the worst thing—you are helpless.
I was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I had a good early start of my life in Jeddah and then I moved to Montréal, Canada. I finished my college degree and then I headed back to Jeddah to start my career. I had studied civil engineering in college.
I had a wonderful life before I started doing drugs. I was a very successful entrepreneur from age 15 in India. Then I started here in the UK with a number of successful businesses and we ran a number of businesses in food and drink, including food exports.
To those struggling with addiction now, you can make it to the other side. It is ok to be without drugs or alcohol in your life. The downward spiral is inevitable. I believe that Narconon is a programme of willingness. At the point of which you feel that you want to change, ask for help because I tried to do it on my own without expert advice, but it just went in circles, the addiction goes up and everything else goes down.