|Over the past three decades, at such centers as these, Narconon has freed more than 25,000 people from drug addiction and has reached millions with its message that a drug-free life is a happier and more fulfilling one.|
hroughout history, man has turned to drugs in many forms in efforts to relieve pain or to eliminate physical or mental problems. While the use of herbs and plants is as old as mankind, the wholesale abuse of these substances (and of a broad range of powerful, man-made chemicals) to deaden human consciousness can only be observed in our century.
The Narconon drug rehabilitation and prevention program began in 1966 in an Arizona state prison when inmate William Benitez, a hard-core addict since the age of 13 who was serving his fourth prison term, sought to cure himself of drug addiction. His search for solutions led him to
As Mr. Benitez continued his studies, he realized that Mr. Hubbards discoveries offered the first genuine hope to addicts, and he began to apply that material to help his fellow inmates.
Mr. Benitez corresponded with Mr. Hubbard, who encouraged him to expand the program. And expand it did, first within the prison, with the approval of prison officials, and then to actual Narconon centers. The first opened in Los Angeles in 1971.
Today, Los Angeles serves as the international headquarters of Narconon, with 39 drug rehabilitation and prevention centers in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, England and Russia.
Although widely supported by Scientologists, the independent program is secular and open to people of any faith.
Over the past three decades, it has freed more than 25,000 people from drug addiction and has reached millions with its message that a drug-free life is a happier and more fulfilling one.
Narconons drug-free withdrawal, detoxification and rehabilitation procedure is officially recognized in many countries as the most effective drug rehabilitation available. Several governments provide funding and support for Narconon.
The Narconon program utilizes an exact series of drills, exercises and study steps which enable an addict to kick his habit and assist the person to address the problem areas in his life which led to his addiction. It also utilizes Mr. Hubbards discovery that residues of drugs and toxins lodge in the fatty tissues of the body and stay there for years after they have been ingested and a revolutionary detoxification program to remedy this plight.
Further steps in the Narconon program include a series of communication drills which assist the person to improve his relationships, a course which teaches the basics of how to study and courses to help the person deal with the various situations in his life. The result is a person who knows he is free from drugs and drug residuals and from any desire to take drugs again.
For more information on the Narconon program, call (800) 468-6933 or visit Narconons web site.