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.
After using drugs and alcohol for 15 years and several failed attempts at rehab, I found the Narconon Programme. I used drugs and alcohol for 15 years, since the age of 13. At the age of 24, I decided to go into drug rehabilitation. My physical and mental condition was very bad and so I did...
Before I got to Narconon I knew I had a problem with cocaine, and quite severe, but did not realize how bad it had affected me physically and, most of all, mentally. If I had known about the material of the programme before starting, I would have said, “How and why do I need to do such tasks in order to get my body and mind back?” But I have been absolutely blown away by the results of everything within this programme.
Where do I start my story? When my son was about 15/16 years old he started giving us trouble at home. He became volatile, critical and sour to have around. It kind of crept up slowly though—not an overnight thing. He had friends I didn’t like and he lied a lot, which I would find out about later.
A candid interview with a Narconon graduate.