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ABLE ANZO now running Narconon Melbourne directly

Discussion in 'Narconon, Drug Free World, and Other Anti-drug Fro' started by scooter, Nov 13, 2008.

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  1. scooter

    scooter Gold Meritorious Patron

    I've been trying to confirm this story for a week now so I thought I'd post it anyway and see if anyone else has data. :confused2:

    I was told late last week that the ED ABLE ANZO (who I was told several weeks ago was at NN Melb.) is still there and basically running the place, totally by-passing the actual NN Board. :omg:

    She's apparently also looking "for the SP among the staff" as the stats aren't responding like they should. :duh:

    Can't be me Bente - I got sacked from there end of May and no-one's been talking to me, just a few "graduates.":D
     
  2. HappyGirl

    HappyGirl Gold Meritorious Patron

    I have no idea if Narconon Melbourne was involved, but this email I received is about a Narconon graduate who is an Aussie:

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    NARCONON® HASTINGS

    GRADUATE SUCCESS


    Michael


    Hello Happy Girl,

    This is a very special graduate success story. Michael is an artist, a musician and an inspiration to us all. He also has a great sense of humour (!) and he titled his story:

    “Turn Around…….. Thank you.”


    (picture)
    Michael Today


    “ I had been in Australia for 2 months drinking whisky and vodka, easily a bottle a day, plus lots of beer, smoking dope, playing gigs, getting barred from half the places I played and having to ask people how it was ‘cos I couldn’t remember. “ Did I do anything, er, you know,….too much?” I started playing with a new drummer. One day he showed me a text he had sent his wife, “met this really cool guy, I played with him then he turned into a psycho!!?!” Some remaining spark of sanity in me realised I had got about as far in my life as I was going to get. I was shaking, I couldn’t write clearly anymore and my body had started getting weird cramps. I could feel the dark clouds closing in and knew I had to do something serious about it.

    I phoned my wonderful, long-suffering girlfriend, Lucia and told her I was looking to into detox/rehab. Not long after, Lucia phoned me back, “There’s one in England, it looks really good, I spoke to Ali and she says you can start in 48 hrs. I’ve booked your flight!” The Ali from Narconon phoned me and I confirmed I was coming. I was pretty convinced my choices were, clean myself up or go a little deeper into hell before I kill someone, or someone (including myself) kills me……

    Hell was somewhere I was familiar with. I’d had a 5 year heroin addiction, five years amphetamine use and a mish mash of E’s, Coke, Ayahuasca (Indian hallucinogenic), Peyote, Opium, Crack, Benzodiazepines, Mushrooms, LSD, Ketamine; pretty much a case of you name it, I’ve had it. I’ve always been a musician too and I finally got to the point where I was sick of sabotaging my art and sick of being sick.

    I tried lots of therapies; yoga, counselling, acupuncture, AA meetings; I always ended up getting mashed, nothing had worked, I was 39years old and needed badly to turn my life around.

    I drank so much free whisky on the flight to London that I don’t have any memory of changing planes in Kuala Lumpur. But I made it. From Albany, Australia to Albany Road, Hastings…. EEEEK…… I hated those first few weeks of the program, as withdrawals, Communication Exercises followed by sauna, slowly took the long held toxins out of my system. I was angry, sad, violent, spaced-out or laughing my head off…. Like four seasons in one day, but replace the word seasons with psychos….

    Then one day near the end of the sauna program I wrote on my daily report, “I feel unreasonably happy, it feels odd, I can’t work out why I feel happy, but I do, this has been going on for a few days now.”

    Something had changed……………..

    I worked through the rest of the course and work, here, is the operative word. I really got my head down and ploughed into the course books, through the Communication and Perception Course ( Wow! They can be quite something!), a million clay models (loved it!), spent a few days repairing my past ethics with my partner, Lucia, in Italy and after the final book, ‘The Way to Happiness’, PLOP! I was on the other side. My life had turned around.


    (2 pictures of Michael playing guitar and singing to students)
    Michael Gathers the Narconon Students at his Graduation for a Mini Concert

    I don’t want to take drugs, I don’t want to drink alcohol, it’s just not an issue anymore. I can go to a party and have cake and lemonade, it’s cool. I laugh my head off a lot, I have loads of great new friends, I started playing ass kickin’ music with fellow Narconon students, life is funny.

    Thank you Lucia for finding Narconon for me.

    Thank you Narconon for helping me find me.

    And I thank myself for being one of the good guys and having the balls to get on with life.”

    - Michael -

    (picture of Michael proudly displaying his Narconon cert)
    Michael, Narconon Graduate

    Best Regards,

    Alison Withey

    info@drugrehab.co.uk

    Narconon London, Hastings Residential Training Centre
    Tel. 01424 420 036
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