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!
My Addiction Started When I Discovered What It Meant to Take My Mind Off of the Fears and Anguish I Felt
My journey to addiction started early at 10 years old. I started drinking my grandfather's wine that was filtered from a bag into a wooden barrel. I got drunk and discovered what it meant to take my mind off the fears and anguish that I felt.
Jakob is a long-term drug-free graduate of the Narconon program. We asked Jakob to do an interview with us to share his story.
About 5 months ago, I quit my job and came to Narconon Europe because I decided to change my life. Until I arrived here, and also in the beginning after I arrived here, I was full of vague anxiety every day.
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.