State of Oklahoma Proclamation
Whereas, the Narconon organization has been successfully delivering drug and alcohol rehabilitation and prevention services world wide since 1966, opening its first Oklahoma facility in Kay County in 1992, and establishing Narconon Arrowhead, a 230-bed treatment center at the former Arrowhead State Park resort in September of 2001; and
Whereas, since its inception in Oklahoma, Narconon has salvaged the lives of more than 3,500 people who were addicted to drugs or alcohol who have now graduated the program, as well as delivered drug education and prevention services to more than 150,000 Oklahoma youth and young adults; and
Whereas, Narconon Arrowhead, provides 48 beds per year for indigent people, from which many Oklahomans have benefit by being able to participate in Narconon Arrowhead’s residential drug and alcohol treatment program; and
Whereas, Narconon Arrowhead serves the additional function of being the International Staff Training Center for the Narconon network’s 130 treatment and education centers in 40 countries; and
Whereas, through a partnership effort with the Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester, Narconon Arrowhead and Eastern Oklahoma State College staff have developed and deliver a Continuing Education Program specifically designed for professional counselors licensed by the State of Oklahoma;
Now, therefore, I, Brad Henry, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, do herby proclaim February 19, 2009, as “Narconon Arrowhead Day” in the State of Oklahoma, 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 whose 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 Capitol, in the City of Oklahoma City, this 9th day of February, in the Year of Our Lord two thousand and nine, and of the State of Oklahoma in the one hundred first year.
M. Susan Savage
Secretary of State