SAVING LIVES THROUGH DRUG REHABILITATION & PREVENTION
Narconon was founded in 1966 by a prison inmate who used the writings of author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard to end his decades-long addiction. Today, Narconon constitutes a worldwide network that daily helps people recover from the devastation of drug addiction.
NARCONON TODAY CONSTITUTES a WORLDWIDE NETWORK that daily HELPS PEOPLE RECOVER FROM the DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF DRUGS.
Narconon drug prevention and rehabilitation methods, all drug-free, combine a precise regimen that eliminates drug residues from the body with procedures to alleviate the mental and physical anguish connected with drugs.
Narconon not only addresses the debilitating effects of drug abuse on both mind and body, but also resolves the reasons why a person turned to drugs in the first place. To date, the program has helped tens of thousands start a new life free from drugs.
But Narconon doesn’t stop there; it reaches out to inform young people and adults about drugs and drug abuse through its education and prevention program. To date Narconon drug education specialists have directly reached more than 16 million individuals.
True freedom for the individual cannot be attained in a world awash with substance abuse and drug addiction. That is why the Church of Scientology is fully committed to programs that effectively address this social issue.
Drug and alcohol abuse wreak disastrous effects on society. the illicit drug trade is estimated at $322 billion annually—greater than the Gross Domestic Product of 88 percent of the world’s nations. Hundreds of millions of lives are affected by illicit drugs, with many ended before their time. Careers and jobs are lost, individuals injured or debilitated, savings squandered and families destroyed.
The Narconon First Step Program is exactly what it is named—a “first step” to stop using drugs.
The First Step Program is a drug-free approach to withdrawal, designed to help an individual come off drugs without experiencing the painful withdrawal symptoms that can discourage a person from continuing with withdrawal.
L. Ron Hubbard’s discovery that drugs and other toxic residuals accumulate in the body led to an innovative breakthrough in drug rehabilitation. Mr. Hubbard developed a safe, healthy and thorough method of purging drugs from the body.
In forty years of experience delivering drug rehab and prevention, Narconon drug education specialists have found that young people who gain knowledge and understanding about the effects of drugs very often make the decision to stay away from drug use.
In pursuing the goal to eliminate substance abuse and addiction, Narconon staff and volunteers reach out to professionals, educators, legislators and community members with drug education campaigns to raise awareness of the scope of the problem and effective solutions.
Those using drugs not only destroy their own lives, they very often put others around them at risk as well.
The effectiveness of Narconon and the impact of its activities are the reasons the Narconon Program commands the respect and support of police officers, community leaders, government officials, students and families around the world.
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