Below are stories of success written by participants in the Criminon program.
Criminon Program General Success
- I have learned how to control my attitude.
I’m recently serving time in DC Jail, and I got introduced to Criminon one year ago. Since then I have learned so much from this class. I have learned how to control my attitude in different circumstances. I always was not a friendly person because of the street life I was living prior to this. This class helped me to be open in a classroom and learn from the teacher and everybody’s point of view. So all together, I have learned to be more humble, to be open-minded, to listen more, to stop using drugs, and to live life in here and on the outside more safely and productively. Thank you to Criminon and to my teacher.
B.T. – Washington, DC, DOC Central Detention FacilityI’m recently serving time in DC Jail, and I got ...
- I’ve learned about myself and the mistakes I made.
I’ve learned about myself and the mistakes I made. I started, when I was 17, smoking PCP, buying guns to protect myself, stealing cars and selling them, all to stay high. I lost my family because of PCP. I lost my mind because of the drug and alcohol I’ve abused.
Now I’m 38 and my mind is gone. But I’m changing now, thanks to Criminon. I now see what drugs do to you. Now my life is healthy and strong. I am receiving help and my family stood by me because of the changes I made in my life thanks to Criminon.
S.B. – Washington, DC DOC Central Detention FacilityI’ve learned about myself and the mistakes I made. I started, ...
The Way To Happiness Course Success
- I get a different way of looking at life.
I get a different way of looking at life. Through this class I’ve come to an understanding that I’m responsible for my actions. I play a part in any situation I put myself in. Through Criminon I’ve learned that I have to care for the next person. Life is made of my experience and how I figure through them will show who I am. I care more and learned to love myself more. Today life is beautiful ’cause of the way I look at it now. I love the power I receive through Criminon. Power is knowledge.
R.J. – Washington, DC DOC Central Detention Facility
Understanding & Overcoming Addiction Course Success
- I now realize that marijuana was my gateway drug that lead to me smoking crack cocaine.
The Truth About Drugs course has worked wonders for me. The course was so thoroughly informative that I now know why I’ve suffered from so many DUI’s by way of alcohol abuse. There is no way that I will ever drink it any more, knowing that the long-term effects have definitely taken a toll on me and my way of thinking. It’s never too late to remap or reroute my journey in life and that’s the most important thing I’ve learned from The Truth About Drugs. I now realize that marijuana was my gateway drug that lead to me smoking crack cocaine.
W. L. S. – Female Unit of the Washington, DC Correctional Treatment Facility