Denham Springs, LA (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Narconon Louisiana supports the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence’s (NCADD) National Alcohol Awareness Campaign. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities: Prevent Underage Drinking”, Narconon Louisiana shares a graduate’s story of how they overcome their alcoholism that started with underage drinking.
D.C. states, “I used to bartend and almost every night I would go through a bottle of tequila. On the weekends, I would also get really drunk after work which was about 3 o’clock in the morning.”
“During that era of my life there wasn’t a lot of time where I could remember what was going on in my life. I missed my children’s events in school. I missed spending time with my family. My whole life seemed to revolve around alcohol and because of that, all of my responsibilities fell, work, family…everything. I only cared about alcohol.”
“Coming to Narconon was the best thing I’ve ever done. I realized that I didn’t need alcohol to be myself. I don’t need alcohol to wake up or go to sleep. I can actually be there for my family and make responsible and wise decisions and I can actually see how my actions affect others. Now, I love my life! I spend quality time with my family and I truly believe I owe that happiness to what I learned here at Narconon. Thank you for giving me my life back!” D.C.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that children are more likely to drink if at least one member of the family drinks each week. The most common age for a first drink is 12 – 13 years old, usually celebrating a special occasion with adults. Because of this, it is important to address addiction before young children are exposed to and are affected by alcoholism.
“At Narconon Louisiana we encourage people to seek treatment for alcohol addiction before it consumes their family and their life. In D.C.’s case we have been able to help him break the cycle of parent to child alcoholism. He is on the lookout to help his children and prevent them from partaking in underage drinking,” says Cathy Steiner, Executive Director of Narconon Louisiana.
About Narconon Louisiana
Narconon Louisiana, located in Denham Springs, is a non-profit alcohol and drug rehabilitation center licensed by the State of Louisiana. The Narconon drug rehabilitation and education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez and uses the drug-free rehabilitation and social education methodology based on research developed by American author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard. They are dedicated to eliminating alcohol and drug addiction through drug prevention education and rehabilitation. If you know someone struggling with alcohol addiction or drug abuse and would like more information visit http://www.drugabusesolution.com or call 877-340-3602. Any questions you have in the matter will be addressed in confidence.