Ex-Heroin Addict Graduates as EMT

An ex-heroin addict tells her story: how Narconon Riverbend New Life Retreat salvaged her from drug addiction and put her on the road to a happy, successful life.
April 14, 2011 - PRLog -- Adele, a registered EMT, spends most of her time helping people.  At the age of 20 years old, you could say that she's more "on-track" than most young adults.  And yet only two years ago she was abusing heroin.

"I started using heroin after a knee surgery when I was 16," she said.  "My longest period of clean time I had ever reached was just under two months.  I have had 5 overdoses."  Adele's last overdose was a flat-line.  CPR brought her back to life.

The next day, her family helped her enroll at Narconon Riverbend Retreat.  She knew that perhaps this was her last chance at life.  She had to kick the habit or it was going to be her end.

"Not a lot of people understand the pain and anger behind addiction," said Adele.  "Narconon staff did."

"Today, almost two years later, I am still clean...I never plan to use or drink again.  Today I give back for what the Narconon staff gave me."

Adele spends her Saturday nights speaking to addicts about life without drugs.

After successfully completing her rehab program, Adele enrolled in EMT school.  She graduated with 100% attendance.

One recent incident on the ambulance was a clear example of what her life could have had in store for her if she hadn't made some drastic changes with the help of Narconon.  

"A few weeks ago," she said, "the ambulance I was in picked up two people who I had previously gotten high with in my drug using days.  Both of them had overdosed, and unfortunately neither of them made it out of my ambulance alive."

So what does Adele say life is like after completing her drug abuse rehab program with Riverbend Retreat?

"I can honestly say that I'm happy and that I have given back to the world.  I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Narconon.  I have my family back in my life.  I can smile again.  I'm 20 years old and I know how to live."

For more information about Narconon Riverbend New Life Retreat, call 1-877-340-3602 or visit http://www.drugabusesolution.com

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Narconon Riverbend New Life Retreat provides proven drug abuse solutions through inpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs designed to help people overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol.
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