Response From Parents
Drug abuse affects more than just the addict's life. Parents often experience an incredible amount of grief and despair over trying to help their son or daughter, so when someone completes the Narconon program, the parent's success is almost as great as the student's.
"On the 28th of April 2000, we attended our son's graduation ceremony at Narconon. Our son's graduation event will forever be etched in our memory, as a rebirth of our child. It had been so many years since we had seen him drug or alcohol free that we actually had a hard time recognizing him. He looked absolutely wonderful and his behavior was so accepting and calm. For years, we had wondered if we would ever see our "real" son again. We met so many people the evening of our son's graduation and we cannot remember all of their names, but we want to thank each person who took the time and effort to make a difference in our son's life. Your efforts are most likely the reason our son developed the will to change, as all other efforts that had been made through the years had not made a difference for him. You are truly the savers of life! We will never forget your faces or the wonderful things you are doing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
"My son was a bright talented child. He learned to play the guitar and had a natural ability to draw and paint. In his teens something happened to this bright talented child. I found out later that he had gotten into drugs and barely finished high school. He could not hold a job and his only financial support was a family who " gave him money to keep him away". This went on for twelve years in which time he was a waste to himself and others. After trying numerous "Drug Rehab Programs" I found Narconon. I took him to Narconon as an emaciated "end of the trail person". In a short time he regained his health and became himself again. Most importantly he became free of drugs. My son now has a family of his own. He is very productive in working with others to help them gain their own self esteem back and to become free of the ravages of drug use. My son and I have never been closer or had such a good relationship as father and son. Narconon not only gave my son back to me, but also gave me a very good friend. There are no words to define what Narconon means to my family."
"My son and I have been talking about our sad and joyful experiences of the past two years. We will both do what we can to support the efforts of Narconon.
When I received the brochure about Narconon four months earlier, I stuck it in my desk drawer (just in case), but I really didn’t think my son was going to have serious problems again. After all, he had spent one third of that year, more than four months, in two of the best hospitals in the area. With special doctors it amounted to about $700 a day; therefore, having the very best, he was certainly going to be okay. Right? Wrong! I was soon to learn that the treatment he had received was ’done to him’ rather than ’done by him.’
When I went through his medical records and reviewed the drugs that were administered to him, I realized that his care had been volatile and inconsistent. It certainly helped me to understand why he did not want to submit himself to any other form of institutionalization. It was when he felt completely assured that no drugs of any kind, even medically approved ones, were used in the program that he finally agreed to give Narconon a try.
I must thank you and your staff for the support that you gave us both over the telephone before he agreed to get on the plane. The continued communication of your staff to me during his treatment assured me that he was going to be okay. My visit during his stay and the assistance you gave me in presenting his treatment success impressed the Court. They even inquired into your program themselves.
As my son and I sit and discuss his plans to continue his education, I wanted you to know how we appreciate the benefit of the fine program Narconon presents. Thanks for helping my son find his life again and giving us back our son."