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Narconon Arrowhead ‘Decking the Halls’ for Christmas

christmas decorationsPeople who spend their holidays in rehab may feel like they’re going to be missing out on the festivities, but those who are are Narconon Arrowhead this year don’t have to have that problem. The staff and students of the Narconon center in Oklahoma are kicking off the holiday season with a “Deck the Halls” party early in December. It’s a yearly tradition, and everyone works together to decorate the building for the Christmas holiday, including a beautiful tree in the lobby. Decorating the center is not all that the people at Narconon Arrowhead do, and indeed the holiday season sees a flurry of activities to celebrate the occasion, spread the spirit of the holiday, and to have fun while doing it. Continue reading

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner For Patients & Families Held at Narconon Arrowhead Facility

thanksgiving dinnerMany people who are considering getting into rehab so that they can finally quit abusing drugs or alcohol hesitate to do so during the holidays. They don’t want to miss out on everything, or maybe they are concerned about letting their loved ones down by not being there for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Likewise, the family of an addict might sometimes encourage him or her to put rehab off until after the holidays, not wanting to be apart and thinking maybe that the spirit of the season will somehow help to provide a buffer against the problems that come with substance abuse. Fortunately, it doesn’t always have to be an either/or choice. Those who choose Narconon Arrowhead for their rehab program get to spend the holidays with their loved ones, while also making progress on their recovery from addiction during the holidays. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Provides Alcohol Prevention for Thanksgiving

thanksgivingIf you ask most people what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving, you will hear many say that what they most value is their family and friends. They are thankful for the time they get to spend together, and for the fact that they can look forward to many more years of happiness with their loved ones. In this spirit, Narconon Arrowhead is sharing alcohol abuse prevention tips this Thanksgiving to help people across the country to keep those they care about safe from the dangers of binge drinking and alcoholism during the holidays. The staff of Narconon Arrowhead know from their experience working with recovering addicts, a background which many of them share personally, that the holidays often bring a greater risk of heavy drinking than the rest of the year.  Continue reading

Narconon Fresh Start Educates 100,000 Kids on Dangers of Drugs

school kidsSouthern California is a center of focus in the nationwide drug epidemic. Drug trafficking organizations transport their contraband across the border with Mexico and in through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Many drugs such as methamphetamine are even produced locally. Southern California is also home to a major force for change in the fight against drug abuse and addiction, Narconon Fresh Start. Continue reading

Narconon Tijuana Holds Two Year Anniversary

tijuanaOn October 25, around 100 people gathered at the Narconon Tijuana drug rehab center to celebrate the second anniversary of the center’s grand opening in 2012. It was not long ago that Padre Jaime Lares Chairez, a Catholic priest working in Tijuana, decided to open a Narconon center, but in that time the organization that he established has saved many lives and has begun shining the light of hope into a city plagued by the effects of drug abuse and addiction. It all began when Padre Lares, who had already been working to help addicts in his community, attended a workshop that Narconon International provided to Twelve Step centers in Tijuana. Continue reading

Narconon Participates in Drug Prevention Activities

kids classroomOctober was National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, an annual event sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Across the nation, organizations held events and engaged in activities aimed at the goal of raising awareness of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, and the month was ushered in with a proclamation issued by President Obama. Among the large number of organizations which took part in National Substance Abuse Prevention Month this year were the many Narconon drug rehab centers located across the United States. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Observes Red Ribbon Week 2014

oct calendarFrom October 23rd through the 31st, the staff and students of Narconon Arrowhead celebrated Red Ribbon Week, annual event which is part of the broader Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign, sponsored by the National Family Partnership. Throughout the week, Narconon Arrowhead was working to spread the message of Red Ribbon Week, which this year was summed up with the theme “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.” Red Ribbon Week is all about promoting awareness of the dangers of drug use and the negative impacts of drugs on the individual and society, and Narconon Arrowhead is a strong supporter of the event. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Participates in Red Ribbon Week

drug freeEvery year for nearly three decades, individuals, families and organizations around the United States have been donning red ribbons in a sign of solidarity for the Red Ribbon Campaign. This nationwide movement found its beginnings in 1985, when a man named Enrique Camarena was brutally tortured and murdered at the hands of agents of a drug cartel in Mexico. Camarena was there on assignment as an agent of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), working to stop the spread of drugs at its source along the international drug trafficking corridors into the U.S. Continue reading

Narconon New Life Sponsors Drug Free Pledge for Red Ribbon Week

promiseEarlier this month, a team from the Narconon New Life Retreat in Denham Springs, Louisiana set up a booth at the Livingston Parish Fair. They were there to pass out anti-drug educational pamphlets and DVDs, and to invite young people from across the region to sign a pledge to lead drug-free lives. This was reported on by ABC 13 news in Toledo, Ohio, and the story included the fact that around 300 children and teenagers took the Narconon drug-free pledge. This pledge begins: “I promise to stay away from drugs and alcohol and to testify to my friends the satisfaction of a sober life and help as best I can those who fall into the trap of addiction.” Countless thousands of young people have taken Narconon’s drug-free pledge over the years, and it is one of the most well recognized aspects of the Narconon campaign to reduce the rates of substance abuse in the United States. Every one of the kids who signed the Narconon drug-free pledge is now less likely to make the serious mistake of deciding to try using drugs in the future, since they have now taken the time to understand and recite the wording of the pledge, an experience which can make the difference by getting the young person to consciously decide about where he or she stands on the issue of drugs.  Continue reading

Narconon Taiwan Stays Active in Offering Drug Prevention and Recovery Help

Narconon Taiwan distributing drug education bookletsOur staff and volunteers in Taiwan are always active! In these photos, you can see them getting out into the community to stop the use of drugs. In Taiwan, the widespread use of heroin and methamphetamine and the growing use of ketamine, the sleep aid Zolpidem and Ecstasy are creating many addicts. But if these enthusiastic drug educators have their way, addiction to these substances will soon be a thing of the past. Here you can see them reaching out to the public in and around the train station. The booklet they are handing out is 10 Things Your Friends May Not Know about Drugs, translated into Chinese.

Narconon Taiwan Outreach activities

Narconon Taiwan hands out drug education booklets throughout the city.

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