The Beginnings of Narconon

Over the years several of our clients has asked about the beginnings of Narconon. As a simple story back in 1965, William Benitez was serving a 15-year sentence in an Arizona state prison. It was not the first time that Mr. Benitez had found himself behind bars. On the contrary, the current sentence was the sixth time that the man had been imprisoned by the state. Why had Mr. Benitez spent so much of his adult life behind bars? The reason can be summed by two words: drug addiction. After getting his start on drugs with marijuana at the young…

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Would Letting Your Kids Drink Early Discourage Later Use

What would you think if someone you knew gave a two-year-old child beer in his sippy cup?  This is just what happened in Pheonix, Arizona in June, and Valerie Marie Topete was arrested for child abuse.  She admitted to giving it to her own child, saying that he kept reaching for it.  Well, what if your teenage child began reaching for alcohol?  Would you allow it then? Some parents do. In fact some parents (mistakenly) believe letting kids drink alcohol early discourages later use. The long-time controversy over teenage alcohol use stems from the fact that parents believe their children…

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