6 Years of Nightmares

This letter today, which is overdue, is to offer hope to family members that think there is no hope. It is a letter to every single staff member of Narconon California with our deepest gratitude for helping our daughter.

Our life was idyllic with our only child in the Hudson valley region of New York, until addiction took over. Looking back, we think it started towards the end of her junior year at high school, starting with over the counter cough syrups, marijuana, and alcohol…

Our home became a living nightmare. We screamed, we raged, and we threatened. We went to our own meetings and tried the "tough love" thing. We took her to so many "professionals," none of whom helped a bit. We dragged her to 12-step meetings, but my daughter responded by becoming a crack addict.

Crack took over her life and ruined ours. She lived in "flea bag" motels with who knows, she came to our home to shower, change clothes, and to take some of our food.

"Fortunately," she finally stole from us. We searched the internet, found a referral service, and by the grace of a Higher Being, we were told that there was only "one" program that would work… NARCONON CALIFORNIA. Our daughter was then given an ultimatum, enter Narconon or pack your bags and forget you ever had parents.

In February, my husband flew with our very strung out daughter to California. She fought the program every step of the way but hung in there. Until, one day all the tools that Narconon California was teaching had finally "clicked."

Five months later, in July, we were watching her graduate from the program. How happy we were, finally, after six years of nightmares. Narconon California gave us the chance to re-establish a relationship with our daughter.

Our daughter, Michelle, has emerged into a lovely young woman, whom we are so very proud of. We are thrilled to also say that she is a staff member of Narconon California. That was enough for us… However, life has even gotten better!

We are ecstatic to also tell you that Michelle has become engaged to another staff member of Narconon and she will be coming home for her wedding.

In closing, we would like to tell family members, "If it happened to us, it can happen to you!"

With our heartfelt thanks,

Dale & Jerrold B.

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