To be free from drugs means to be free from a stranglehold and from so many damnations.
I have achieved many goals, and for that, I am grateful to the Narconon program because it has given me the will and the strength to succeed. I can finally look my family in the eyes—now I am a person worthy of trust.
I was born in Sicily in the city of Agrigento. I lived there until I turned 17, and after that, I moved to northern Italy. Before I started using drugs, I had a normal life. I had good friends, I was going to school, and I played football.
What I have learned in this program is not only applicable to those who have suffered from drug and alcohol addiction, but I have learned tools that would help anyone to achieve more gains and live an overall happy life.
For almost 20 years I lived in total darkness and I could not even say that during those 20 years I felt happy or that anyone would have told me “Fabio you are a special guy.” None of that, by then my label was decided by everyone to be that of “the addict.”
I didn’t know the simple things in life were enough to be happy!
When I was 14 years old, I started to smoke hashish, even before touching cigarettes. Then, when I was about 18 years old, I started with hard drugs—ecstasy, cocaine and heroin.
I was eight years old the first time I tried alcohol. By thirteen I was smoking cannabis and taking poppers. By fifteen years old I was taking anything I could get my hands on and binge drinking.
This sentence by L. Ron Hubbard is the first one I read when I arrived at Narconon: “An addict does not want to be an addict” Honestly? I did not understand it at the time. It looked a lot like what I heard from others: I am not toxic. I will quit when I want.
There is a dark cloud looming large over this storybook nation, especially for the young Danes who are vulnerable to peer pressure and the lure of alcohol and drugs.