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Story of Heroin Addiction and the Narconon Rehabilitation Program

Here’s a story that we would like to share with you of an ex-heroin addict who graduated the Narconon drug rehabilitation program in Russia.

Leonid Narconon Russia Drug Rehab15 years ago he was addicted to herion, methadone and other drugs. He thought that he could cope with only using a little bit of heroin here and there. He eventually ended up at the bottom.

Heavy pains, nausea, terrible emotional pains and growing anxieties, accompanied him anytime he didn’t have his dose.

Multiple drug treatments at different rehabilitation programs failed and so he always ended up back on the street looking for the next fix.

He eventually could not afford the expensive heroin anymore and so moved on to using other synthetic drugs, which “literally turned me into a zombie”, he said. He lost all of his belongings and friends. He didn’t feel human anymore.

One night he was laying down and thinking about what he was going to do to find a way out of the situation he was in and how he could beat addiction and go back to his former good state of life without drugs.

LeonidHe found a way to contact his family and found help through these hard times. Rather accidentally he found out about a drug rehabilitation program called Narconon.

He thought, “I should try it. I have nothing to lose anyway.” So he did.

He didn’t think the Narconon drug rehabilitation center would work because the other rehabs didn’t work out very well. After arriving and being on the Narconon program for some time, he noticed that he was doing better and was surrounded by good people. He realized that the rehabilitation program was really working.

After completing the drug detoxification process, he noticed his addiction was gone. The toxins had left his body and he regained his life.

He ended up staying to work at the Narconon center and is now helping others get off drugs.

Even after 15 years he can say that he no longer has the desire to use drugs.

Leonid aired on TVSeveral years ago he spoke on the Ukrainian TV channel, which aired the story of his life and how he got rid of drug addiction.

You can see his interview and performance by Marina Gribanovo famous Ukrainian anti-drug lecturer on the Russian Narconon blog.

Article about Narconon Russia Drug Education.

Narconon Drug Education in Russia

Narconon Russia Drug Rehabilitation and Education CenterNarconon Russia has been putting forth a lot of effort to clear the streets in Moscow of medications for making desomorphine as well as other drugs.

Desomorphine is a drug cooked with some acids and other chemicals like drain cleaner and transformed into a cheap and toxic street drug. It is 25 times more toxic than heroin .

One shot cost about $2 so almost anyone can afford it. It’s not even illegal to buy the substances you need to create it. It’s just illegal to mix it up and cook it, but there hasn’t really been a way to get this under control.

Desomorphine has increased the HIV rate. Russia already has the highest growth of HIV infection in the world outside of Sub-Saharan countries. The venom of this drug actually starts to destroy the organs in a very painful way.

This drug is used mostly by street kids and adults with lower income as it’s cheap and easily available. They do not know what this drug is doing to their insides and are slowly killing themselves each time they take it.

Narconon has about 6 drug rehabilitation and education centers in Russia. Two of them are located in the Moscow area.

Narconon has been delivering drug prevention and education presentations to help keep kids away from desomorphine and other drugs. Schools are happy to receive the Narconon drug education presentations.

If you know someone who has problem with drug addiction or want drug education in your school, contact us immediately.

A Few Success Stories From the Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab Center

After each student completes a step of the program, he or she writes a success story. Here are a few that we would like to share with you from the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehab center located in Oklahoma.

“After completing sauna I feel like a brand-new person.  I am now free of all drugs and toxins that were in my body.  I have become precise in my thoughts and actions.  I can see clearly and my sense of smell is back to normal.  The arthritis in my knees has gone away.  My blood pressure has lowered and stabilized and my skin is soft and clear.  I sleep all through the night and have energy all day.  This program is the best thing that I have ever done.  I am truly clean.”


“After completing sauna, I have felt the effects of all my drug usage erased in a matter of weeks.  My head has cleared up and I am ready to move on and focus my life on other things with a clean slate.  I don’t feel the chronic laziness I used to feel when I was smoking weed.  I don’t have to worry about the effects of drug residuals still in my body.”


“Before I came to Narconon I was frightened of where I was in my life and I didn’t know where I was going or what I was going to do with my life.  I had no hope at all.  If I kept using drugs I probably would have died.  I needed to change what I was doing and go get help.  So, I came to Narconon and it was the best decision I made in my whole life.

I arrived at Narconon and I was nervous of going to withdrawal and didn’t want to be here for a long time away from my family, but I knew I had to do it.  I got out of withdrawal in a couple of days and moved on to book 1.  Then, I wanted to leave.  I was doing everything possible to leave, but I decided to stay until after sauna. In sauna, I was actually having fun, which I never thought would be possible.  My body was feeling a lot better and I was actually sleeping again.  I figured that if I felt better, then something must be working.  I decided to stay for the rest of the program.

I started on book 3 and it was definitely one of my favorite books.  I learned how to learn, which helped me with all the other books.  I moved to books 4a and 4b.  In book 4a I worked on my TRs so I could use them in objectives.  Objectives was my number one favorite part of the program.  I had a lot of amazing wins and I am grateful for that.  I moved on to books five through eight.  Those books helped me mentally which I really needed.  I got so many amazing wins out of this program and the biggest one of all, is that I have my life back.”


The Narconon Arrowhead drug rehab center is one of the Narconon network’s model centers. Here are some photgraphs and information that you might like to see.


Narconon Arrowhead Rehab Center

Each suite of the Narconon Arrowhead Center has a nice sleeping area, a dresser for your clothes, a night stand, chair, table, and carpeted floors. A large bay window with a view of Lake Eufuala and Arrowhead State Park. Each room features a private restroom, shower, and sink area. Each room allows the client the ability to have a personal space where they are comfortable and able to have a friendly safe environment.

Narconon Oklahoma Drug Rehab Center

The Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center located in Arrowhead State Park in Canadian, Oklahoma. On the shores of beautiful Lake Eufaula this location provides not only the ability to be sucluded from the hustle and bustle of city life but allows for the serenity of being surrounded by the beauty and calm of nature. An opportunity to be out doors, take a walk, go for a run, and really take advantage of the open space around you.

Narconon Arrowhead Bedroom

Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center is a state of the art center. The Narconon Program is what is none as a non-traditional program. Meaning that it is not a 12-step or religious based program. It is a comprehensive program that is individually designed to help each client come to the realizations as to why they have become addicted to drugs or alcohol and then provide a extremely high standard of care to help the client learn tools and techniques that will assist the client in becoming rehabilitated.

Here is a related link of the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehab program.

Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab Recreational Activities

Narconon Arrowhead recreational activitesThere are many different recreational activities at the Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program.

There is basketball, volley ball, tennis, wall ball, weight lifting, pool tables, board games, reading, walking and running.

Being able to be busy and staying extroverted is an excellent way to enhance your program and well being.


Success Story from Narconon Arrowhead

“I have gotten incredible wins out of the sauna.  Physically I feel amazing.  It’s the best I have ever felt in a long time.

I sleep throughout the night with no problems.  I can wake up in the morning right on time. My appearance is a whole lot better.  My skin is a lot softer and clearer.  The dark circles under my eyes are completely gone.

One thing I noticed was, and that was huge; the whites of my eyes are extremely white.  The “hazy” look is completely gone.  I am eating regularly and my energy levels are amazing.  I am more alert during the day and I am aware of things going on around me.

More importantly, I am more aware with what is going on with my body and mind.  I can mentally grasp things a lot better than I ever could.  I can retain a lot more information than I could before.

I am very excited that I am free of drugs toxins, which gives me a very positive outlook for my present and future without drugs.  I also noticed that I’m a lot more patient with people.  My mood is very good and I’m very happy.

I’m very pleased with what sauna has done for me and for my body.  I know my body is free of all toxins because I have stopped having any manifestations from toxins in my body.

I also know I’m free of toxins because physically and mentally I am back 100%.”



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Helping an addict through the Narconon drug rehab program

Helping an Addict through the Narconon Drug Rehab Program

Helping an addict through the rehab programMany of the Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center’s staff are graduates of the Narconon Program. This is a key element to the success of the Narconon Program.

When an addict is working with a staff member, they can have confidence when they’re describing a situation from the past or even a current situation, the Narconon Arrowhead staff truly do understand and know the exact steps needed to help the addict through.

Knowing that someone cares and understands is very important.

Success Story from Narconon Arrowhead

“First, I want to thank the withdrawal staff for believing in me that I could get through this.

I never thought I could feel so refreshed after being so sick.  My sleep has returned, not to mention a ridiculously large appetite and lots of happiness and accomplishments.

I feel great due to the work of the staff.  I am looking forward to moving to the next step.  I feel ready to conquer the rest of the program!”



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Increasing an individuals responsibility on the drug rehab program

Increasing an Individual’s Responsibility Level on the Rehab Program

Narconon Arrowhead Course RoomThrough the use of the co-counseling portion of the Narconon Arrowhead program the addicts in recovery are helping each other improve their lives as they work on improving their own addiction issues.

Often addicts can be self-centered and focused primarily on themselves ignoring others in their life. By helping another addict to begin to regain control of his/her life over addiction the addict begins to break this pattern of behavior.

You will then begin to see a higher level of responsibility in the individual.

Success Story from Narconon Arrowhead

“I got hooked on drugs at a very early age.  Every drug I ever tried, it seems like I was addicted to it before I even used it.  I was always substituting one drug for another to try to get my habit under control, only to end up hooked on a different substance, one worse than the other, until I finally hit the big time, Heroin.

It cured me from my other addictions for some time.  It then, like all the others, took control and sent me spiraling into complete failure.  I tried many different rehabs and methods to overcome this powerful addiction, methadone clinics, N.A., A.A., 30-programs, six-month program and none of them ever worked.

I always ended up back on “the dope.”  I finally gave up.  I just figured it was hopeless to even try to kick this “evil Jeannie” that I had to have in my blood to breathe and keep me alive.  That was until I found Narconon, a totally drug-free facility.

I was nervous and scared, but still excited to come and end my addiction for good.  After a very painful and sleepless withdrawal, I felt hope and looked back on all the times I had tried to quit before.  It dawned on me that this time my kick wasn’t too painful or sleepless as it had been so many times before.

I knew then that this time would be the last.  I now have a drug-free, healthy life thanks to Narconon!!!”



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Narconon Drug Rehab Center in Michigan

Narconon Drug Rehab Freedom Center

Narconon Freedom Center is located in Albion, Michigan and is one of Narconon’s largest drug rehab centers. The center was established in 2002.

People have traveled from all over the country to recover from drugs at Freedom Center.

If you know anyone suffering from drug addiction, call one of our drug rehabilitation counselors today.

Here is a success story from a student who completed the Narconon program:

“Today I have five months clean and sober!  I’ve had multiple attempts at sobriety and I can, for once, say honestly this is the longest I have gone without using or drinking.

It is a good feeling for me, knowing I’ve already gone through so much already in my program!  I know in my heart, I’ll never regret coming to Narconon.  Five months doesn’t seem long to the normal person, but to the former drug-user it is.  However I know this is just the beginning for me in my new life.

I want to thank my family for never giving up on me and let them know I love them.  Every time, they’ve always been there for me and I can’t wait for all the times in the future that I’ll be able to be there for them.”



Fireplace at Narconon Arrowhead

Narconon Arrowhead fireplaceThe main lobby of Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation center. A beautiful fireplace high lighted by sky lighting and surrounded by spacious seating. A place for families and their loved ones to visit and interact. 2 full color displays that give the observer an opportunity to see how Narconon began, success stories of Narconon graduates, how the program works, Narconon locations all over the world, a overall view of the Narconon Arrowhead Center, and Narconon’s Drug Education Program.

Here’s a picture of the main lobby.

Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab President’s Office

Narconon Arrowhead President OfficeThe Narconon Arrowhead President’s Office. An open location that over looks the Narconon Arrowhead center main lobby. This location is often used for meetings and gatherings with local community leaders. This is also a great location to view the many recognitions and awards that Narconon Arrowhead has received from the local surrounding communities.

Here’s a picture of the fireplace.