Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Knocking Out Addiction

I am a 32 year old Hispanic/Italian raised in New York and on my own since the age of 14. Crack, weed, alcohol and LSD took over 15 years of my life. I have been in over 10 rehabs, group homes, military school, and spent 4 years in prison. One third of my life has been spent in prison and rehab. I also lost a boxing career due to drugs and destroyed my relationship with my family.

As if being an addict wasn’t enough, I had guns pointed at me on the street, was shot at and later nearly committed suicide. At this point I desperately needed a change from addiction and the feelings of hopelessness, fear, anger, and failure.

In November of 2007, I packed my bags and I drove 20 hours to Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma. After being embraced with love and care like was never given to me before, I successfully completed the Narconon® Program. There is nothing in this world that could replace that first feeling of love and care that I received.

I have a great relationship with my family. They have accepted me back. I am trusted, reliable, and a very stable man today. I love my life and all of the things I was taught at Narconon Arrowhead. They have instilled ethics and personal integrity. They instilled responsibility, reliability and most importantly, true enthusiastic interest in building a new future.

Thank you Narconon for being the best that you are.

Brien Carella
Narconon Arrowhead Graduate

If you know someone who needs help with drug or alcohol addiction or would like more information about the Narconon Arrowhead Field Representative program please call 1-800-468-6933 and ask for DannaSue Pruett-Lafitte.

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