From Darkness to Dawn: Overcoming Drug Addiction

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The great gaping maw of addiction traps many. The allure of escape from pain, both physical and mental, that drugs and alcohol offer is fleeting and temporary. When reality sets in, the pain is more than before. And so, the downward spiral of addiction begins. It is a dark hole that seems to go on forever, from which there appears to be no escape—except for falling to the bottom of the hole and finally meeting oblivion.

For the mothers, fathers, and siblings of those who are addicted — addiction is a tumultuous nightmare. The constant worry about their well-being, the financial stress, the fights, and the sleepless nights are enough to drive anyone to the brink of their sanity.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, it may seem that everything is black, that there is no way out. We understand. But there is hope and a way to regain the spark and light of life.

One Narconon graduate, Rita, shared that her experience with drugs started as an escape from reality. The promise that drugs offered was too tempting, but eventually, she found that she was trapped in the special kind of hell that only drug addiction can create. Rita was overcome by depression. She lost the love and respect of her family. She lost herself—she felt she had lost everything. Luckily, her sister found the Narconon program. Hearing of the results that others experienced, Rita’s sister hoped that the same could be done for Rita. And so, Rita started on her journey out of the darkness of addiction.

While on the Narconon program, Rita found the courage to face the demons that had been chasing her. She transformed. She rediscovered joy and happiness. In her own words, “I felt like a phoenix rising from the ashes, ready to embrace a new life.”

A new dawn has arrived for Rita as she continues to live her life drug-free. Today, Rita is excited about the future as she continues on her journey to personal betterment. As Rita states, “Being drug-free is like seeing the world in vibrant colors after a long, dreary winter. I can feel real emotions, joy, and peace that I haven’t felt in years. The fog has lifted, and my brain works with a clarity that I had long forgotten.”

Thousands of people have experienced similar stories of transformation with the help of the Narconon program.

You or your loved one do not have to continue to live a nightmare. A bright new life is possible. The journey back from addiction won’t be easy, but working with compassionate professionals and an effective program makes it possible. We are here to help you or your loved one achieve it.



Sachi loves to help others and has been working in and with L. Ron Hubbard Social Betterment programs for 11 years. You can follow her on Twitter or LinkedIn.