“Writing my harmful acts lifted a ton of weight off my shoulders.”

How are personal values lost? Narconon students find this out on one of the Life Skills courses called Personal Values. They also find out how to restore them. By the end of this course, the past can be left behind and a positive future is there for them to live. This is what a recent student had to say about the Personal Values course:

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“I feel amazing! Two months ago, this day felt like it would never come and here it is!

“Writing down the harmful acts I have done in the past lifted a ton of weight off my shoulders. It felt awesome to get out so many things that I didn’t let myself think about or confront. This action helped me realize a lot about why I was doing what I was and the many aspects that led up to my addiction to alcohol. Before I started writing, I was nervous about the whole process, but that faded away into a state of feeling free from my past and shame, and excited to move forward in life.”

S.T.—Narconon South Texas student



For more than a decade, Karen has been researching and writing about drug trafficking, drug abuse, addiction and recovery. She has also studied and written about policy issues related to drug treatment.