Narconon Staff Around the World Acknowledged for 55 Years of Saving Lives

On Friday, February 19, 2021, the worldwide Narconon network of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers reaches a remarkable milestone: 55 years of saving lives! This mission to rehabilitate those lost to addiction began in 1966 with just a few dedicated individuals and has grown to 31 drug and alcohol rehab centers in 15 countries.

In 2020, despite the international pandemic in full force, Narconon centers never closed their doors to those in need. Instead, staff immediately implemented sanitization protocols to ensure the safety of those under their care and continued to provide their high standard of therapeutic services. What’s more, hundreds of new clients were admitted so they could get a have a real chance at living sober and productive lives.

A few days before their historic milestone celebrating 55 years of service, staff at Narconon centers around the world took a brief pause to accept commendations and acknowledgements relayed from their Narconon International in Los Angeles. While enjoying refreshments and laughter, these hundreds of staff shared their stories, their accomplishments and their gratitude from 2020. Here is a small sample of the stories they shared.

“As we celebrate our 55th anniversary, we are very happy about the 238 drug-free lives we have created, plus the recent opening of two new centers in Puebla and Sonora, Mexico.” –Narconon Latin American, State of Mexico, Mexico

“During this pandemic where everything was stopped, Narconon centers in Italy, Turkey and Macedonia continued at full speed anyway. We never stopped saving people from drug abuse.”

“During this pandemic where everything was stopped, Narconon centers in Italy, Turkey and Macedonia continued at full speed anyway. We never stopped saving people from drug abuse.” –Narconon South Europe, Milan, Italy

“In December 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, we had an incredible graduation ceremony. So many students shared the most uplifting wins I’ve ever heard. Students were pulling for each other, making positive changes together. The hard work we put in as staff members was paying off as these students were making changes to better their lives.” –Narconon Suncoast, Florida, USA

“What makes us especially proud this year is that we have been certified as being in compliance with all legal requirements, and an acknowledgment of our accomplishments was sent from the European Academy of Sciences to the Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia.” –Narconon Balkan, Kavadarci, Republic of North Macedonia

“This was a year full of successes. We helped 100 people complete the program and they are doing well and are drug free. We accomplished highest ever on both number of rehabilitation service hours delivered to individuals and the number of people who we helped through and to complete the Narconon program.” Narconon Gabbiano, Torre dell'Orso Lecce, Italy

Families and Graduates Send Their Thanks

Praise and thanks also poured in from around the world from those whose lives were saved by the Narconon rehabilitation program and their family members who got their loved one back healthy and strong.

“Thanks for all that you do. You honestly saved my life, I’m doing so much better now. I’m working at Amazon as a manager. That really shows what you guys are capable of. Thanks so much for saving my life.”

“Happy anniversary to Narconon. It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since I completed this program. It was the best decision I ever made.”

“Happy anniversary to Narconon. It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since I completed this program. It was the best decision I ever made.”

“This year my cousin completed this program, saving his life and getting him off drugs. Now he’s helping others save their lives. I couldn’t ask for anything greater than that for me and my family.”

“I can’t even express how grateful I am to be living a happy, sober life and I owe it all to Narconon New Life Retreat in Louisiana.”

Looking Toward the Future

In the midst of 2020’s international pandemic, hundreds of people were still able to find the help they needed at Narconon centers in Asia, North and South America and Europe and this work continues in 2021. In fact, the future brings plans for an expansion of the work so even more lives can be saved.

The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program uses an evidence-based, drug-free approach to rehabilitate lives being lost to addiction. The program is based on the discoveries of acclaimed author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.

The mission of Narconon is to provide an effective path for rehabilitation from drug abuse and to assist society in preventing the scourge of drugs worldwide. As we launch into our 56th year, we rededicate ourselves to bringing effective rehabilitation services to those in need.

AUTHOR

Sachi

Sachi loves to help others and has been working in and with L. Ron Hubbard Social Betterment programs for 11 years. You can follow her on Twitter or LinkedIn.