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.
The word “objective” means having to do with physical objects and outward things, not one’s internal thoughts and feelings. An objective procedure is, therefore, one that helps a person take his attention off himself and put it outward on his environment. As objectives bring the person out of the past and into the present, they constitute a vital step of the Narconon Program.
As students progress through the Narconon Program, their view of the world changes. They become their true selves, they see things as they really are and they are no longer hung up on past situations and problems.
This is the beginning of a new chapter in my life. My success is that I’m a lot more focused on the problems that I’m facing in present time and I am here, ready to confront any situation with no distractions.
I was 17 years old when I tried my first drug. I was leading a normal teenage life. My school days were like everyone else’s…
When I arrived at Narconon Europe on the 12th of March, I was weak, had no self-confidence and I was drowning in my own lies. I was exhausted. I had hurt a lot of important people in my life. I was lost. Then I began my program. In withdrawal, I felt how weak my body was and how lost I was mentally.
When I started the New Life Detoxification , I never thought that by the end of it, I would feel so good. People told me that I would have good results, but I didn’t believe them. I just didn’t see the value of doing a sauna program.