A Journey from Addiction to Redemption: A Mother’s Tale of Unyielding Love and Hope

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Once upon a time, my son was a beacon of joy and cheerfulness. His laughter filled our home with warmth and love. However, the untimely death of his father sent shockwaves through his innocent life, compelling him to seek solace in the treacherous world of drugs and alcohol.

I first noticed the change seventeen years ago when we lived in Wroclaw, Poland. My once lively and vivacious boy began to fade away, replaced by a shell of a person who was nearly unrecognizable. He drifted farther away from me, and his vibrant light was quickly dimmed by his growing addiction.

The hardest part of this grim journey was the painful realization that I was losing my son to an enemy I couldn’t fight alone. The gut-wrenching fear took hold of my heart on the 20th of January, 2023, when he disappeared without a trace. That was when I knew I had to find help for him. It was a race against time to save the life of my precious child.

In the midst of my despair, a glimmer of hope emerged in the form of Narconon. A dear friend of mine introduced me to this institution when all other rehab options seemed futile. I chose Narconon for my son because I believed it was uniquely capable of addressing his needs.

My son’s decision to accept the treatment at Narconon felt like a breath of fresh air. He recognized the opportunity for redemption and seized it with both hands. It was his will to live, his desire to reclaim his life that gave me renewed hope.

Upon meeting the Narconon staff, I was touched by their kindness and commitment. I am forever grateful to the staff at Narconon for their unwavering support throughout our journey. Their passion and dedication were a beacon of hope during our darkest hours.

As my son immersed himself in the Narconon program, I began to notice a transformation. The wild, tempestuous storm within him began to calm. His essence, once lost to addiction, slowly began to return. I could see my son coming back to his senses, to his true self.

Attending his graduation was an experience like no other. It was a whirlwind of emotions that words cannot adequately describe. Witnessing my son standing tall and healthy was the most profound moment of my life. The sparkle of joy had returned to his eyes, indicating a triumphant return from the brink of despair.

“Our relationship has since blossomed. Seeing him live consciously and free from the shackles of addiction has been the most rewarding aspect of his recovery.”

Our relationship has since blossomed. Seeing him live consciously and free from the shackles of addiction has been the most rewarding aspect of his recovery. Narconon not only helped my son rediscover himself but also gave him the tools to lead a fulfilled life without dependence on substances.

I yearn for a future where my son is happy and at peace. My journey with Narconon highlighted the immense power of their life-saving program and the impact it can have on those ensnared by addiction.

To parents who are grappling with a child’s addiction, I urge you to consider Narconon. It may require sacrifices, but remember that the life of your child is priceless. This program is a beacon of hope, a chance for your child to reclaim their life just as my son did. Through our struggles and our triumphs, we have come to realize that even in the darkest hours, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Mum of a Narconon Graduate


Jacky Buensoz

Jacky Buensoz hails from Switzerland and is the director of Narconon Europe. He is dedicated to helping the students of Narconon Europe become Drug free. For good. Feel free to contact him via Facebook if you need any help from him. ---- Jacky Buensoz de la Suisse, il est responsable de la qualité et des services à Narconon Europe. Il est là pour aider les étudiants de Narconon à devenir libérés des drogues. Vous pouvez le joindre par Facebook si vous désirez une aide quelconque.