State of Oklahoma Proclamation by Governor Brad Henry
WHEREAS, Narconon has been successfully operating a drug and alcohol rehabilitation as well as a drug education center in Oklahoma since 1992, and has offered its life saving drug and alcohol rehabilitation services to more than 2600 individuals using its own personnel and financial resources and at no cost to the state of Oklahoma; and
WHEREAS, in September 2001, Narconon Arrowhead opened a 230 bed residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the newly renovated Arrowhead Lodge in Pittsburg County; and
WHEREAS, Narconon Arrowhead provides an innovative treatment program which helps to meet the challenge for effective alternative treatment modalities to be used to win the War on Drugs; and
WHEREAS, since opening the new Arrowhead drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education center, Narconon has delivered drug education programs to more than 58,000 young people in Oklahoma schools, youth groups and church camps throughout the state, and all of these drug education programs were delivered an Narconon’s expense; and
WHEREAS, Narconon has provided job opportunities for many people in southeastern Oklahoma and is now considered one of the larger employers in Pittsburg County; and
WHEREAS, Narconon Arrowhead, through private funding sources, has provided 48 treatment beds per year for indigent people, many from Oklahoma, to participate in Narconon’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation program without cost;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRAD HENRY, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, do hereby offer its appreciation to,
for its dedication to the community and the people of Oklahoma as well as its commitment to the eradication of substance abuse and the rehabilitation of individuals who lives have been affected by substance abuse.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma to be affixed.
Done at the Capital, in the City of Oklahoma City, this 28th day of April, in the Year of Our Lord two thousand and three and of the State of Oklahoma in the ninety-fifth year.
M. Susan Savage
Secretary of State