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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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Narconon Puts Out New Educational Resources for Recovery Month

informationIn recognition of the fact that October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, Narconon has launched an online hub with materials that parents, educators, law enforcement and others can use in their efforts to help keep children and teenagers off drugs. Prevention is the most effective approach to handling the problems of drug abuse and addiction in our society, and the message of Substance Abuse Prevention Month is one of the most important that can be spread in today’s world. Narconon offers powerful solutions to treating addiction and helping people make a fresh start in life, but for every person they help to recover, others are daily falling into the trap of addiction, so it is clear that if we are to win the war on drugs, it will be through prevention. Continue reading

Celebrating National Recovery Month with Narconon Sweden and Redwood Cliffs

success“Lasting recovery is one of the greatest gifts you can help an individual achieve who has been suffering from addiction, along with his family.” These words were spoken by Narconon International president Clark Carr, commenting on Narconon’s support of National Recovery Month this past September. “We are very proud of the tens of thousands of graduates we have sent home clean and sober. Our staff will continue to support both drug prevention and addiction recovery with their work that goes on 24 hours a day, every day of the year.” Continue reading

Narconon New Life Program Now Helping Clients Through Personal Training

weights“Since I began working at Narconon Louisiana, I have always gotten a lot out of watching students change throughout their programs,” says Stephen Mogavero of the Narconon New Life Retreat in Denham Springs, Louisiana. “About two and a half years ago, I made a commitment to take better care of myself by eating healthier and physical conditioning. Through dieting and exercise, I gained a lot of self-esteem, energy, and a renewed confidence.” Continue reading