I first started using drugs when I was 15 years old, with a couple of schoolmates, I started smoking marihuana, and drinking alcohol on the weekends. By the age of 17 I moved on to ecstasy, speed and cocaine...
Owning the problems and issues in your life is never easy. It’s easy to blame other people. It’s easy to numb out with gossip, drugs or excessive consumption of entertainment. It’s hard to own the part of yourself that you’re unhappy with.
I started smoking weed when I was about 13 or 14. I started hanging around with the wrong people, people that were older than me and started doing what they were doing. And then, after a while, I realized that I wasn’t hanging around the wrong crowd—I was the wrong crowd.
Hi, I’m a Narconon graduate and I thought I’d share my experience with you so as to inspire you to lead a drug-free life.
I was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. Before I started doing drugs I played football, smoked shisha (tobacco). One of the happiest moments in my life that I can remember before I started doing drugs was when my football won the title. In 2012 I smoke my first joint, I was about 16.
I was born in London 1989 and grew up in Clapham. Before I started using alcohol I was a very happy child, free spirited, adventurous, loud and happy. One of the happiest moments of my life before I ever drank was playing a game with my two cousins.
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.