Narconon Releases New Information on the Health Effects of Drugs

Much has been made in recent years of the rise of prescription drug abuse. With increasing numbers of Americans taking prescription medication, more and more people from all walks of life are abusing their pharmaceutical drugs, and many of them get hooked or die of overdose. More recently, an alarm has been sounded over the fact that a new class of drugs, referred to as synthetic drugs and including substances such as bath salts, synthetic marijuana and Smiles or N-bomb, has emerged. These substances produce similar effects to common street drugs but are often found to be legal for purchase…

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Narconon Puts Spotlight on Synthetic Drug Education Prevention

As one of the leaders in the field of addiction treatment, Narconon has its finger on the pulse of the world of drug use. Over the past several years, they have seen a fundamental change in the patterns of addiction, with increasing numbers of the people who reach out to them for help coming in after struggling with addiction not to traditional street drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin, but to pharmaceutical drugs including the opiate painkillers OxyContin and Vicodin. More recently, there has been a shift back to heroin, as the authorities have been cracking down on nonmedical…

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Narconon Outcomes Align With Top Government Criteria for Recovery

What does Narconon mean? Since its inception in 1966, Narconon has been a drug-free rehab program. Unlike many rehab programs, Narconon does not use drugs in the treatment of addiction. Instead, Narconon focuses on increasing the ability, confidence and stability of a student (as patients are referred to in Narconon), through a series of counseling steps and life skills courses. The Narconon program has become widely associated with the sauna detox step, which involves a system of exercise, nutritional supplements and spending time in a dry heat sauna to sweat out the accumulated toxic residues left behind by past drug…

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The History of Red Ribbon Week

National Family Partnership (NFP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 by a small group of concerned parents. They were determined to play a leadership role in drug prevention. Nancy Reagan was an honorary Chair of NFP. Since its founding over thirty years ago, NFP has always been working towards the well-being of today’s youth. The NFP is a national leader in both drug prevention education and advocacy. “Our mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.” One campaign that the NFP is well known for is…

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How Narconon Treatment Restores Health

Long term substance abuse has a tendency to wreck the physical health of an addict. Drugs and alcohol are, fundamentally, poisons, hence the term, “intoxication.” In light of this, it is entirely understandable that living as an addict will all but inevitably result in devastating damage to the person’s health and physical well being. This was the case with Michael, who shares his personal story in a testimonial recently published by Narconon. “I came to Narconon a completely destroyed person,” he says, “drugs and alcohol had ravaged my life for almost 15 years.” As bad as a person may feel…

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How Narconon and LA Ministers Are Fighting Back Against Addiction

Drugs are a major problem throughout Los Angeles, and one of the areas that has been hit the hardest over the years is South Central L.A. South Central has some of the highest rates of poverty and crime in all of Los Angeles County, and drugs are largely to blame for both of these problems. On the one hand you have Angelenos who have lost their jobs or are struggling to get by as a result of their drug use and addiction. On the other hand, there are countless petty criminals and gang members whose crimes are either directly involved…

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The Daily Life of a Narconon Student

If you are preparing to enter drug rehab at a Narconon treatment center or through another program, you may not know what to expect. Perhaps you have never before been to rehab, and have little or no reality on what it is like and what happens on a daily basis. On the other hand, you may have been through one or more other programs previously, but do not know what the Narconon program consists of. There are many different rehab programs in the United States and worldwide. Some offer a 28-day program, with the patient being checked out at the…

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Narconon: 25 Years of Saving Lives in Italy

The Italian city of Lecce is found in the heel of the boot of the Italian peninsula, situated on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. This city of 92,000 people enjoys ideal Mediterranean weather throughout the year, and boasts a history dating back more than two millennia. Originally founded by an ancient people known as the Messapii, it was later conquered in the 3rd century B.C. by the Romans. The city has rich cultural traditions, with many ornately decorated Baroque period buildings that have given rise to a reputation as the “Florence of the South.” More recently, however, Lecce has…

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Celebrating 19 Years at Narconon Italy

Narconon Astore Celebrates 19th Anniversary Since the day it opened its doors in 1994, the Narconon Astore drug rehabilitation program has been providing effective and lasting help to Italians addicted to drugs and alcohol. In celebration of the center’s 19th anniversary, more than 150 people, graduates, staff and family members, gathered for an event in June of this year. The guests enjoyed food, flowers and festive decorations while they socialized and listened to speeches from graduates, families and prominent public figures from throughout the region. Of special interest during the celebration were the 35 success stories that were shared by…

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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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