RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTING
The effectiveness of Narconon and the impact of its activities are the reasons the Narconon Programme commands the respect and support of police officers, community leaders, government officials, students and families around the world.
■ Narconon rehabilitation centres and drug education groups span five continents.
■ More than 160 government agencies and organisations globally have partnered with Narconon and use its methods.
■ Narconon has salvaged nearly 40,000 addicts and educated more than 16 million students.
Narconon Arrowhead has provided on-site internships for professionals from 20 nations and 47 U.S. states. The Narconon rehabilitation programme has received college accreditation and is approved for continuing education for drug rehab specialists.
Narconon delivery materials are now available in 18 languages.
Narconon staff work with individuals of all races, diverse religions and cultures and a wide range of professions and vocations. Narconon has trained agents with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Dangerous Drugs Board, collaborated with the army and navy in Sweden, delivered presentations on drug rehabilitation and prevention at international conferences, and worked with police forces, civic organisations, businesses and youth groups around the world.
The need for effective drug rehabilitation is greater today than ever before. To further increase its efforts, Narconon has built alliances and partnerships with community leaders, health professionals and government agencies around the world. Following is a sampling of their recognitions and expressions of support for the Narconon Programme.
As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Substance Abuse, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your organisation for the work you have done in fighting substance abuse. Because of the hard-working Narconon Programme and other similar organisations, the current ideal of a drug-free society may one day become a reality.
The accomplishments of Narconon speak for themselves. The response letters from people who have participated in the programme indicate total support for Narconon. Narconon’s unique approach in helping addicts off drug dependence at a more rapid than normal rate is remarkable.
The fight against substance abuse must be a joint project involving both government and the private sector. I am proud to be associated with Narconon and encourage others to join the fight against substance abuse. —State Senator, U.S.
The results that you obtain are impressive. It has been very positive and instructive to have met some of Narconon’s earlier clients, people who are free from their addiction and have been able to come back to normal work and family life. —Member of Parliament, Sweden
The scourge of drugs remains one of the most difficult and vital challenges that our society has yet to overcome. This cycle of hopelessness must not continue, and only through the determined efforts of individuals and organisations such as yours can we prevail in this struggle. For the past 25 years, you have been actively involved in helping to prevent drug abuse, and counselling and educating those individuals who have fallen prey to the allure of illicit drugs. Since your founding in 1966, you have expanded to include Narconon Centres in countries worldwide, strong evidence that your programmes and methods have proven to be effective. —Former Governor, State of California, U.S.
Narconon has a unique position in the rehabilitation field. It offers addicts a relatively painless drug-free withdrawal—something that most addicts and professionals consider impossible. It has developed effective programmes at no cost to taxpayers, at a time when the [U.S.] government has invested billions of dollars in experimental approaches that have not offered satisfactory solutions. —Medical Doctor, Drug Rehab Specialist, U.S.
I’ve now put nearly 4,000 individuals through the Hubbard detoxification programme. I can say without a doubt that it works. It’s still the only treatment that addresses the effects of accumulated toxins. And there’s nothing else on the horizon. —Medical Doctor, U.S.
In the course of my work I have had the opportunity to observe firsthand the results of the Narconon New Life Detoxification Programme, and have found them to be nothing less than miraculous. The common theme expressed by people who have completed the programme is that they are no longer encumbered by chemicals which were shutting off their lives. They express increased mental clarity and new hope for the future. Their lives upon completion of the programme are happier, healthier and more productive. —Medical Doctor, U.S.
I have acted as medical consultant to the Narconon Programme for 15 years. For the past decade I have studied the results obtained through the use of a detoxification method developed by L. Ron Hubbard, utilising vitamins, sauna baths and exercise, which is a part of the Narconon Programme. Narconon clients, with histories of moderate to extremely heavy substance abuse, show a marked improvement in alertness, clarity of thought and general health by undergoing this treatment. Most also report a substantial reduction in their craving for drugs or alcohol. Published scientific studies of the technique have shown it to be successful in reducing the concentration of a variety of toxins and contaminants in body tissues, and I highly recommend its continuing use as an effective tool in the treatment of addictions. —Medical Doctor, Canada
For many years I have dedicated myself to the difficult task of rehabilitating substance abusers. I have studied a variety of systems of rehabilitation and I have concluded that we have in our possession a totally workable programme through Narconon.
In a study conducted in Spain by an independent sociological research foundation it was found that 78 % of the individuals were still off drugs two years after they completed the programme. In another study in Sweden, it was found that 80 % of the Narconon graduates who completed the programme were still drug-free five years after completing the programme.
The Spanish study also showed that before entering the Narconon Programme, 62.2 % committed robberies and 73 % sold drugs. After the Narconon Programme, robberies and drug dealing decreased to zero per cent. In other words, 100 % had no criminal activity after the programme.
Over and over, I have seen drug addicts go to the Narconon Programme and leave drug-free. —Medical Doctor, U.S.
The Narconon Programme takes addicts off drugs without using any substitute drugs. This means a lot since you have a programme that gets rid of drug addiction in the communities, brings families closer together and handles the crime problem on the streets. I support the Narconon Programme and urge you to do so as well. —Vice squad commander
I will definitely apply what I’ve learned in future studies and lectures at schools. No barrier will prohibit me from being successful anymore, thanks to Narconon’s Learning Improvement Course. I’ll advise all my other colleagues to attend this course. Keep up the good work! —Police Inspector, South Africa
I write this letter based upon four years as a prosecutor in drugs for the Federal Department of Justice and 13 years on the Provincial Bench of this province. One of the very few functioning organisations successful in the rehabilitation of heroin addicts, in my opinion, is Narconon. Any support which this group can obtain from public funding is, in my opinion, very worthy. —Provincial Court Judge, Canada
Your programme has once again helped my company salvage a very valuable employee with a drug or alcohol problem. Rarely does this happen in our company, but when it does, we are glad you’re there. This person was a technician who knew his job well but was starting to destroy his work relationship due to an alcohol and then drug-related problem. Therefore, before quality suffered, we sent him to Narconon. His problem dissolved and his quality and presence of self is there again. —Business Executive