Narconon Taiwan Stays Active in Offering Drug Prevention and Recovery Help

Our 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…

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Bringing Back a Culture of Sober Living to America

It has not been that long since drug use was something that few people struggled with or talked about. Before the 1960s, marijuana was just used in isolated areas and heroin use was restricted to certain circles of the population, usually in urban areas. Heroin spread through the jazz and Beatnik subcultures in the 1950s, then when US soldiers went to Southeast Asia in the 1960s, some developed heroin abuse habits and brought those habits home with them. Cocaine use spread across the country in 1985, creating tens of thousands of addicts and filling jails. In the late 1960s, marijuana…

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Twisting the Prescription Drug System for Profit

We all know the way the prescription painkiller distribution system is supposed to work. A person with real pain that reduces the quality of his (or her) life visits a properly licensed doctor. To help that patient with the pain until recovery is complete, the doctor prescribes the minimum therapeutic dose, that is then accurately dispensed by an honest pharmacy.

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Teaching the Risks of Marijuana Use

With all the changes in our country in the last few years, it can be hard to know what people really think about marijuana. After all, the voters in twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of this drug for medical purposes. I would imagine that parents are having a difficult time knowing what to say to their children. Preventing their children from abusing this drug must go far beyond a simple threat of “If I find you with marijuana, you’ll be grounded for months.” Surely, if a drug is approved for medical use in such…

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Making Sure Your Child Never Needs Drug Rehab

The care a child receives in making sure he or she does not abuse drugs varies greatly from household to household. In some, parents monitor their children’s activities closely and educate their children on problems associated with substance abuse. Sadly, at the other end of the scale are households where the child’s first drug use was actually with the parent. While this is a small number, it is tragic that it happens at all. In most households, parents do make an attempt to prevent their child from using drugs. But it seems like the decks are stacked against parents. Here’s…

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Southern California Children’s Fair Features Drug Education in a Fun Format for Kids

The Challenge: How do you express to thousands of young people at a children’s fair that staying free from drug use is the right way to go – and keep it fun at the same time? The Answer: Make it interactive, keep it light, make it voluntary and staff it with great people! Those were the answers developed for the Narconon Drug Education booth at the Children’s Day Fair at Woodland Park in Van Nuys, California, held from 9 AM to 6 PM on September 17, 2011. News reports placed the number of attendees – children, their parents and interested…

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Narconon Drug Education in Taiwan

The Narconon Taiwan drug education and rehabilitation facility is located in Ji-An Township. Recently Summer, the Executive Director for Narconon Taiwan delivered drug education to some students at the Kang-lo Elementary School in Hualien County. Here is a photo of Summer and the kids holding up the popular drug education booklet, 10 Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs, which has been translated into their language. Here is another article about the Narconon Taiwan drug rehabilitation and education center and some of the activities they have been involved in.

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Narconon Drug Education Workshops in the Philippines

Back in 2003, the statistics of drug abuse in the Philippines were escalating. Especially for  methamphetamine. Today the drug problem is still an issue and needs some help to solve it. Back in 2003, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, launched an anti-drug campaign. Some PDEA agents traveled to Los Angeles to met with the president of Narconon International and requested to receive drug prevention workshops. The workshops basically covered the basics of drug abuse and addiction and how to deliver drug prevention presentations. Once the training was done, the PDEA agents and the Narconon team went to schools and delivered drug education presentations…

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Narconon Drug Education Activity in South Africa

One of the greater drug problems in Cape Town would be the crystal methamphetamine use. The drug is very cheap and can be bought from almost anywhere. People with not much income can also afford it. http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/tik-meth-in-cape-town.html “Tik” is the street name and it’s usually smoked in a light bulb with a straw. Narconon knows about the problem and is taking some major steps to handling the methamphetamine problem. Going in schools delivering drug education presentations to students has helped to inform students to stay away from methamphetamine and other drugs. Even talking to people on the streets and explaining…

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Narconon Drug Education Surveys in South Texas

The Narconon drug education program in South Texas is doing very well. They have delivered drug education presentations to thousands of school children. Our primary goal delivering the drug education presentation in schools are: Helping children stay away from drugs. To inform them what drugs do to your body and mind. Help them tell their family and friends the truth about drugs. These are some of the schools that Narconon South Texas delivered the drug education presentation to: Villa Nueva Elementary (3rd, 4th and 5th grade) 3-1-05 Rio Hondo Elementary (4th 5th grade) 2-25-05 Harlingen High School (North & South)…

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