ABLE International & Narconon International Co-host Black-Tie Event For Narconon Chilocco New Life Center
Kirstie Alley, star of the fall box office hit "Look Who's Talking" and the award-winning TV series "Cheers," along with seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Chick Corea were among the 350 guests who attended a $1,OOO-a-plate black-tie awards dinner at the Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood recently.
The benefit raised over $300,000, bringing total donations received from corporations, businesses and individuals to over $2 million for the Narconon Drug Rehabilitation program's newest facility. The Benefit Banquet in Hollywood was also attended by a Member of Parliament from the United Kingdom, Peter Rost, as well as the winner of the recent Le Mans car race in France, Philippe De Henning.
The Narconon Chilocco New Life Center in Northern Oklahoma is situated on 167 acres of Native American sovereign land at the renowned Chilocco Indian campus. This facility is a national program and will service clients, within the next few months, who are in need of rehabilitation from both drugs and alcohol.
When operating at its planned 1,OOO-person capacity, the Narconon center will be one of the largest drug rehabilitation facilities in the world. Narconon has attracted growing support from government officials because of its 70% success rate. This success rate is measured one year after a client has completed the program, showing a very low reversion to drugs. Narconon is also an entirely drug-free approach and does not use substitute drugs to get people dried out and through withdrawals.
Narconon officials credit the high success rate of the program to its use of the new drug rehabilitation technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard, one of the most acclaimed and widely read authors of all time.
Accepting a Chilocco Founder's Circle Award at the dinner, Kirstie Alley commented that the drug crisis is usually associated with the large urban areas. But, coming from Wichita, Kansas, she knew that drugs were readily available in smaller towns and communities across America and had seen their devastation.
Also honored at the banquet were prominent corporations and businessmen active in supporting drug rehabilitation. CEOs of computer corporations such as RealWorld Corporation and Executive Software also received Awards.
The President of the Tonkawa Indian Nation, Virginia Combrink of Oklahoma, addressed the gathering and said, "World War III is here. This is the war on drugs. I am convinced, from all that I have seen, that Narconon is the solution that will end this war."
One quarter of the Narconon Chilocco facility will be dedicated exclusively to providing free services to the Native American community.