Narconon Taiwan Stays Active in Offering Drug Prevention and Recovery Help

Narconon Taiwan distributing drug education booklets

Our staff and volunteers in Taiwan are always active! In these photos, you can see them getting out into the community to stop the use of drugs.

In Taiwan, the widespread use of heroin and methamphetamine and the growing use of ketamine, the sleep aid Zolpidem and Ecstasy are creating many addicts. But if these enthusiastic drug educators have their way, addiction to these substances will soon be a thing of the past.

Narconon Taiwan educational efforts

They also provide drug rehabilitation services at their center in Ji-An Township which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to bring the addicted back to life.

The staff also work with the families of local addicts who are not enrolled in the program. By teaching these families the simple basics of how to help their loved ones withdraw from drugs in a more tolerable fashion, the addicts can get help and the community learns how the Narconon program works. Everyone wins. Seminars teaching these basics started being offered in 2013 and are still being given.

Narconon Taiwan graduate event

In late September 2014, Narconon Taiwan organized a very special Friday night graduation ceremony. Each Friday night, all the students on the program gather together to hear the successes of those who finished an individual level of the program and to celebrate the accomplishment of those who are graduating from the entire program. On this date, graduates who had already returned home were invited back to act as inspiration and encouragement for those who were not yet done. Staff added a skit of their own to the festivities. This is a great way to make rehab more positive for those who still have a way to go before graduating.

Thanks to Narconon Taiwan for sharing this inspiring news with us!


Sue Birkenshaw

Sue has worked in the addiction field with the Narconon network for three decades. She has developed and administered drug prevention programs worldwide and worked with numerous drug rehabilitation centers over the years. Sue is also a fine artist and painter, who enjoys traveling the world which continues to provide unlimited inspiration for her work. You can follow Sue on Twitter, or connect with her on LinkedIn.