Narconon Reunites Families During Recovery Month

(Los Angeles, CA) – Every Friday night Narconon drug rehabilitation centers throughout the country hold graduation ceremonies celebrating the accomplishments of clients as they progress through their treatment. Each graduation ends off with a special acknowledgement for those who have completed the full Narconon® program, giving them a chance to share their successes as well as reuniting them with their families.

For the graduates themselves, it marks the end of a difficult time in their lives that they are now leaving in the past with confidence and determination that they will finally be free from the grips of addiction. The mixture of excitement and a bit of nervousness about the future they will now be creating can be tough for someone to comprehend without having lived through it. However, the shame, guilt and regret are all now gone and replaced with relief and an eagerness to live.

As one graduate puts it, “I feel brand new, like a kid again. I have a whole new outlook on life that is filled with happiness and ambition, and I can’t thank my family enough for helping me get to Narconon.”

For family members, it is a moment of hope, pride and joy. It’s impossible not to cry when you see in parents’ eyes that they finally have their son or daughter back, or when young children run up to their mommy or daddy to hug and kiss them sober for the first time in years. Words can’t really describe the feeling.

“This is why we’re here,” remarks a Narconon staff member at a recent graduation.“It never gets old seeing that,” he says, trying to hold back the teardrops that welled up in his eyes from rolling down his cheeks. But, with hardly a dry eye in the room, it’s nearly impossible to do.

Three more graduation ceremonies like this will happen at dozens of Narconon centers in the United States and around the world during the rest of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. They will continue to happen every Friday after that, just as they have for decades prior to this particular evening. To learn more about Narconon please see this video

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Narconon Addresses Need For Drug-Free Rehabilitation

Los Angeles, CA – It doesn’t take much searching on the Internet to find stories about the devastation being caused by prescription drug addiction today. According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) there are about 6.2 million Americans who are current non-medical users of prescription drugs, many of whom are addicted.

The above statistic shows that despite any medicinal value, many drugs today have a high potential for abuse and all of them have additional side effects. So, when addicts turn to a treatment center for help, prescribing more drugs to them can be detrimental to their recovery. This is one of the reasons why the Narconon program is drug-free.

The program was founded in 1966 by a former heroin addict named William Benitez and has not used any type of drug replacement therapy since its inception. Based on research and developments by the late American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, Narconon incorporates other therapies to help ease withdrawal symptoms, removed stored toxins from the body and rebuild natural health.

Narconon has a recovery rate of more than 70% that has been well documented and its results have fueled worldwide growth to now include over 140 groups and centers in more than 40 countries.

“We have found that more and more people are searching for alternative programs that do not subscribe to the disease concept or give more drugs to addicts,” comments Narconon International Executive Sue Birkenshaw, “An increasing number of individuals and family members want to be able to put addictive substances behind them forever, and that is what Narconon offers.”

With National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month just around the corner in September, this message resonates with many people who have regained control over their lives through Narconon after trying programs that used various types of replacement drugs and pharmacotherapies. Drug-free programs are becoming more mainstream in the light of the prescription drug epidemic our country faces. To learn more about Narconon please see this video

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Narconon Joins Recovery Month Celebrations

(Los Angeles, CA) – Now in it’s 21st year, the theme for this year’s National Recovery Month is “Now More than Ever,” and Narconon centers coast to coast are gearing up for the annual celebration along with other treatment programs and recovery advocates across America.

The Narconon drug rehabilitation and education program was founded more than four decades ago and now has at least 16 residential and outpatient treatment facilities in the United States and Canada alone, with dozens more worldwide. Again this year thousands of Narconon staff members, program participants, alumni, family members and supporters will continue their observance of Recovery Month with its recurring theme that permanent recovery from addiction is not only possible, but happens every day in its centers.

Past events have included community sponsorships and anniversary celebrations, educational presentations, radio shows talking about recovery, public service announcements for print and broadcast media and even a live webcast of a graduation ceremony.

One of the topics this year has been the devastation caused by the skyrocketing prescription drug addiction problems throughout America. From painkillers to tranquilizers and amphetamines, the latest surge in substance abuse has opened the eyes of millions of people. Showing that dependency and addiction can affect anyone, including unsuspecting patients taking such medications.

Narconon programs are one of the few programs in the country that does not prescribe more drugs to addicts seeking treatment, and it’s drug-free rehabilitation approach achieves a success rate of better than 70%. The program was was founded by William Benitez and is based on the research and developments of the late American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. To learn more about Narconon please see this video

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Narconon Arrowhead Works With Community For Recovery Month

(Canadian, OK) – Narconon Arrowhead believes that their role in fighting the drug problem is more than just effective rehabilitation services. They also provide drug education and prevention as well as work with other community leaders to improve living conditions in the area.

Recently they participated in an effort to revive an old theater nearby with the Pride in McAlester group, where several staff members assisted in cleaning it up the OKLA Theater along with people from Westwood Construction, Hope House and Interior Resources. It was just one of many community events the organization has participated in this year.

In addition to providing drug prevention for tens of thousands of students throughout the state of Oklahoma and surrounding areas, Narconon Arrowhead has also been working with local businesses to offer drug education in the workplace, and was named the business of the month for the McAlester Area Chamber of Commerce.

A manager at a local plant that received a workplace seminar reported, “Our staff has learned so much more than we may have anticipated learning or had already known about the affects of substance and alcohol use both in and out of the workplace. We have learned to recognize key factors and circumstances that drive people to substance abuse and why people continue of this path of destruction…I recommend the training that Narconon provides to area businesses as a means to strengthen their organizations.”

Additional community involvement continues throughout National Recovery month and heading into Red Ribbon Week in October, where Narconon Arrowhead is one of the active members in the “Take Back McAlester” campaign, culminating in a 10K run that supports the arts and humanities. Positive activities such as these help reduce substance abuse among youth and adults and those with the Narconon program believe they are essential to the enrichment of a community.

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