It's been a week now since I graduated from the Narconon Program. I am currently at home. It's much harder than I thought it would be. At Narconon, I was in a closed environment. I felt safe, strong and ready. I always had people around me to help me when I was down. I thought it was going to be simple when I returned home. I thought I would have no problem at all. I was wrong. You will not always have people to help you at every second of the day. You have to trust yourself to make the right and safe decisions. This is not actually what I did. When I got home I called some old friends and went out with them. I ended up drinking. I don't even like to drink, but I did anyway. Not the best thing to do your first night home. After that night I realized I couldn't and wasn't going down that road again. I realized I am going to have to use what I have learned at Narconon.

When they say don't go into an old environment, they mean it. It is a trigger and it will bring you right back down! After that night, I am doing much better. I'm in the process of looking for a job and I am going back to school on Wednesday. I am finally being part of a family again, something I have missed out on during the past 2½ years. All I want to say to everyone is: Take what you read and learn at Narconon seriously. Apply it, because it really works and I don't want to see any of my Narconon friends ending up where they were before. I love you all and miss you even more.

M. S.

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