I was creating damage all around me!


I started smoking pot and drinking alcohol when I was in high school. I went through what I thought was the natural progression of drug use from pot to pills, cocaine, crank and pretty much whatever I could get my hands on. This went on all throughout my twenties but I never believed I had a real problem because I had a good job, always paid my bills on time and functioned normally. That is what I believed but my family saw me differently and so did the rest of the world, I am now sure of. On into my thirties I still did not think that I had a serious problem until I hit 35 years old and a "so called" friend introduced me to heroin. Actually it was not the first time I had done heroin but when I had used it in the past it was just every now and again. Well all of a sudden I had this friend coming over every day asking me to go in on some dope with him. I had the money and he knew it, he was just using me to help him get his fix.

Well this went on for a month and at the end of it I was strung out big time. My life totally changed at this point and I started to loose the responsible person that I had always been.I struggled with my heroin addiction for the next 10 years. I was fired from my job and found myself homeless for a time. I resorted to doing things that I am not proud of to get money for my dope and this helped to land me in jail more times than I care to remember. Life had become unbearable and I was utterly hopeless and was killing myself. It was also killing my mother to watch her daughter destroy her life. I was being very selfish because I was thinking I was not hurting anyone but myself, when this was actually the farthest thing from the truth when it came to my family and the community that I was in. I was creating damage all around me and could not see it.

Then I heard about Narconon® from a family friend and decided to give it a try. I had been in many rehabs prior to Narconon and never had any success so I was ready to try something different. This program changed my life so completely that it is hard to even express how much. It also taught me how selfish I had been to think my drug use only affected me when in actuality it affected everyone around me and I understand that now.

Kelly F.
Narconon Arrowhead Graduate, March 22, 2002
Story written May 23, 2007