Drug Education Center
Riksorganisationen Narconon Sverige
14301 Vårby, Sweden
Phone: (46) 8 710-14 20
Fax: (46) 8 710-72 10
In 1972, Stig Bjork, a worker in Stockholm's Central Children's Nursery, opened the first Narconon drug rehab center using, in his enthusiasm, his own apartment. Delivery expansion caused several moves and they finally settled in the beautiful Narconon Huddinge facilities, which has warm support from its community and county. It has continued steady delivery from this location up to the present. In 1982, Narconon Eslov Drug Rehab Center opened outside the town of Malmo in southern Sweden and Narconon Knutby outside Uppsala north of Stockholm in 1990. The Swedish residential Narconon centers are licensed by their various County Boards and are fully funded by local Communes (local administrative districts).
Narconon Sweden has done extensive public drug education nationally and, from its national administrative office, has helped disseminate information about the Narconon drug treatment program throughout Europe. Drug education presentations have been delivered for years throughout Sweden by Narconon staff who often are working directly in league with local police and other community agencies.
A study completed in the early 1990s investigated results of the Narconon program and reported that "good family relations" improved from 41% prior to Narconon to 94% afterwards. Prior to program entrance, 87% of the Swedish students reported criminal histories, but 2 years after Narconon this had diminished to only 22%.
Narconon Sweden and Narconon International together hosted the 2nd International Conference on Human Detoxification in Stockholm in 1997. Included among the keynote and other speakers were research scientists and others from the Russian Academy of Medical Science, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Sweden, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Subjects discussed and debated included designer drugs in Europe and detoxification from drugs (and radioactive elements) through Mr. Hubbard's sauna protocol.