A Parent's Story
"I have a daughter that has been abusing drugs since she was 13, although I only realized the problem a couple years ago. The signs were there but I just didn't want to see them. My child doing drugs. You must be kidding. She comes from a close family that are always there for each other, she is extremely bright, liked my everyone that meets her - but obviously struggling with emotions and feelings that we couldn't help her with.
"She also had problems picking the wrong friends and 'boyfriends'. She always told us how strong she was, but they had a way of manipulating her like nothing we had ever seen before. It was very scary--we felt so helpless. The hardest part as a parent was watching our intelligent, beautiful, compassionate, empathetic, and loving daughter destroy her self-esteem, health, future and relationships.
"We tried finding suitable rehabilitation centers, but until she wanted it, they would not accept her. After taking her to the emergency room where she begged for help, waiting approximately 6 hours while they monitored her vitals and drug tested her, and then watching the ambulance take her off to detox, we were finally on our way. She way finally going to get the help she so desperately needed and deserved.
"After frustrating experiences in detox (where they started her on three new prescription drugs) and a couple of centers where group discussions and workshops were the course of actions, I finally turned to the Internet in desperation. That's where I found Narconon. They were very helpful, understanding, and willing to accept our daughter even though she wasn't thrilled with the prospect.
"Thus began a tough time for her and the patient staff at Narconon Arrowhead. Instead of giving up on her when she was negative or when she did things to try to get suspended, they gave her much needed emotional support. They literally saved her life. I can't describe what a relief it is to know that she is in a safe, caring and learning environment. I don't panic every time the phone rings; I don't stay awake all night praying that my daughter isn't in jail or worse, dead; I don't cry over the fact that she is in a controlling and abusive relationship. I smile when I see the way she treats her brothers and grandparents now; I burst with pride when she thanks my husband and myself and says those three words, I love you, and most important I am thankful that she feels good about herself again and realizes that life can be fantasic without all that garbage in her system and that she does have a lot to offer this world.
"She has had some set-backs on the road to being stable but I do feel that I am getting my old daughter back and that your program will finally work for her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there when she had nowhere else to turn, thank you for caring when it seemed that no one else did, and thank you for helping her realize again the beautiful person that she is (both inside and out)."
~~ -- L.T.