At Narconon Centers, Independence Day Means More than Barbeques and Fireworks

When holidays roll around, it’s traditional for the staff at Narconon centers to go to work to provide festivities for clients in rehab. Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s – for many of these clients, it’s the first sober holiday they’ve had in years, perhaps even decades. Holidays mean family events and that’s a painful subject for a person who has lost everything to heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, pills or alcohol. Now, these individuals have made the decision that the future is going to be very different from the past. At Narconon, these people are learning to build new sober lives so they…

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Parenting and Drug Use: The Worst Mix in the World

With just a quick look around, it would be far too easy to collect a stack of stories that prove that parenting and drug use are not only a terrible idea, it can be deadly. In the case of marijuana use, it’s common for intoxicated parents to lose track of time. This is a characteristic of this drug’s effects. When children are involved, however, time is very often of the essence and a child’s life can be – and has been – lost when time passes unrecognized. As reported by Parents Opposed to Pot, a Colorado woman parked her SUV…

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What Does the 49th Anniversary of Narconon Mean to Us?

On February 19th, the Narconon network celebrates its 49th birthday. On this day in 1966, William Benitez made the decision to found a rehab program to be called Narconon. He was in prison in Arizona at the time and he wanted to first help other inmates who were in jail because they could not stop using drugs. It took several months for him to convince prison officials to let him run the country’s first inside-the-prison rehab program but he finally was able to gather other inmates who wanted to get sober and teach them about the personal abilities he had been able…

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Narconon Arrowhead Issues New Message in Remembrance to Those Lost to Addiction

During the holiday season this year, the staff and students of Narconon Arrowhead are busy celebrating Christmas with a variety of activities. They kicked off the holidays with a Deck the Halls party, where everyone helped to decorate the building and hang ornaments on the large Christmas tree in the lodge. They helped to decorate and run a float in the Christmas parades in two nearby communities, celebrating the season.

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Narconon Italy Welcomes Many Guests to Grand Opening

There are more than 100 Narconon drug rehab centers and prevention groups located throughout the world, and November 23rd of this year saw that number increase by one, with the grand opening of the Narconon Argo center. Narconon Argo joins six other Narconon centers in Italy, a country that has been hit hard by problems with abuse and addiction to drugs including heroin. Narconon has been active in Italy, and the centers that have already been delivering the program have achieved success in terms of reaching those in need and helping addicts to make a fresh start in life.

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Narconon Arrowhead Issues Warning on Synthetic Pot Problem in OK

Over the course of the past few years, more and more people have become aware of a drug known as synthetic marijuana. Also referred to commonly by the brand names Spice and K2, or by the euphemistic “herbal incense.” Whatever name you use to talk about this drug, it is a highly dangerous and potentially addictive drug which is in fact not a single chemical substance as is normally the case with drugs, but rather a class of substances which share similar chemical properties and which all have effects similar to cannabis when consumed by humans.

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Narconon Arrowhead Discusses Drug Abuse Dangers During Holiday

Many Americans look forward to the holiday season as a time of ongoing festivities, with parties and feasts where they can enjoy drinks with family and friends and overindulge in food and desserts. For others, however, the period from Thanksgiving through New Years Eve represents a time when the stress of trying to keep up with everything and live up to others’ expectations, when the constant reminders of how little one’s life has improved over the past year and how alone one is, and when the ready availability of alcohol all add up to a potential crisis. Many people who…

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Deck the Halls Event Held at Narconon Arrowhead Facility

On the first Saturday of December, the staff and students of Narconon Arrowhead gathered for the center’s annual “Deck the Halls” Christmas party. Every year, the people who are spending their holidays at the Narconon center in Oklahoma get to spend time one afternoon putting up Christmas decorations throughout the building, a large former resort situated on the shores of scenic Eufaula Lake.

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Narconon Arrowhead ‘Decking the Halls’ for Christmas

People 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…

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