Commendation to Narconon International from the State of Wisconsin
The State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
WHEREAS, 30 years ago, inmate William Benitez founded the Narconon Program inside the walls of Arizona State Prison based on the book Fundamentals of Thought, and began the successful rehabilitation of himself and other inmates addicted to heroin and other drugs; and
WHEREAS, thousands of individuals each year addicted to alcohol and other drugs become drug-free using L. Ron Hubbard’s successful rehabilitation methods at the 38 Narconon Centers located in the United States, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and most recently in Columbia, New Zealand, Russia, and even in the state prison located in Ensenada, Mexico; and
WHEREAS, over one million school children have received the Narconon Substance Abuse Prevention Program giving them the truth about alcohol and other drugs; and
WHEREAS, Narconon staff and volunteers around the world have dedicated their lives in an effort to prevent our future generations from going down the terrible road of addiction, and have taken in those that are addicted and accomplish freedom from drugs once and for all; and
WHEREAS, Kirstie Alley will be presenting this years annual Narconon Drug-Free Hero Awards to six unsung heroes and role models in the battle against substance abuse. They are: George Foreman, Lou Gossett Jr., Diane Ladd, Dr. Fred Baughman, Jack Gustafson, and Jerilyn Simpson;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, TOMMY G. THOMPSON, Governor of the State of Wisconsin do hereby commend
for all their hard work and dedication to the people of the world.
Done at the State Capitol in the city of Madison this fourth day of April in the year one thousand nine hundred ninety-six.