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Narconon Drug Prevention Specialists Say 420 Events Pose New Problems

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — April 20th signals 420 events all over the world. Perhaps not as well known as other observances, the 20th day of April at 4:20 in the afternoon is the signal for cannabis users to gather in parks, on campuses and other locations to smoke pot publicly and otherwise flaunt laws against the drug, says Narconon.

Addiction Recovery Site Offers Free Information

Narconon Arrowhead

MCALESTER, Okla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A residential drug rehab program, Narconon Arrowhead, has just set up a new Web site designed to allow anyone who goes to the site to download a free addiction recovery book entitled “Addiction Recovery For A Lifetime.” The book is designed to point anyone in the right direction regarding choosing a drug rehab center, how to get someone into treatment as well as the full components of addiction and how it is handled.

Narconon Georgia Celebrates 9 Years of Creating Drug-Free Lives

Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — April 13th marked the anniversary of Narconon Georgia as it embarked on its 10th year of handling drug addiction and creating drug-free lives and working to create drug free communities. Narconon Georgia is a non-profit drug abuse rehabilitation program founded and incorporated in the State of Georgia on April 13th, 2001. Since that time it has assisted 600 individuals in becoming drug-free through the Narconon program.

Latino and Black Youth March Proudly Together in Long Beach to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sponsored by Narconon International and the National Alliance for Faith and Justice, youths carried a banner promoting peace between their races. Media in southern Los Angeles County have often reported conflict between Latinos and Blacks, but today 35 youths carried a banner in the Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on 16 January specifically to promote peace and to show that the majority of youth want peace and are willing to do something to make peace between the races come true.

Narconon Continues Expansion in Eastern U.S.

Narconon International

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Drug addiction has affected the lives of many in 2009 with the increase in prescription drug addiction as well as the economic recession upwards of 23 million have gone the route of drug addiction according to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. However, in 2009 a bright spot in the field of drug addiction has shown through. Narconon East U.S. has had a very successful year in drug prevention, education and rehabilitation.

Narconon Salutes its 1,200 Staff Worldwide on 13,000 Lives Saved This Last Decade

Narconon International

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Numbers are not just statistics. Sometimes they are human lives. In a decade, like so many in the preceding century when lives became daily body counts in televised wars, there have been uncounted lives saved. Narconon is certainly not the only organization whose staff have worked 24/7 year in, year out, to save lives. Narconon congratulates the selfless staffs of all humanitarian groups and those individual human beings who have struggled to raise the standard of civilization where other forces pull it down.

Narconon Helps Restore Honesty and Trust to Former Addicts

Narconon International

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is no secret that alcohol and drug abuse lead to risky behavior on the lighter side and a total depletion of honesty and virtues on the most severe. From promiscuity and theft to a lack of production at work and even murder, those who fall in the trap of substance abuse and addiction are largely responsible for the declining moral fabric of our society, says Narconon International.

Family Finds Son Who Was Missing for Three Years and Brings Him to Narconon Drug Rehab

Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Narconon Drug Rehab graduate will be enjoying time with his family – a family, which, for three years, didn’t know if he was alive or dead. For the past three holiday seasons, Michael’s family pretended a holiday joy, and told others that Michael was off doing construction jobs. In their hearts, they feared he was dead.

Narconon Drug Rehab of Georgia Graduate Featured on Local News

Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recently a Narconon of Georgia graduate was featured in a local news show about his experience with prescription drug abuse. The special report focused on the growing problem of prescription drug addiction. In the report Andrew shared his near death experience and his belief that more should be done to prevent prescription drug abuse.

Narconon Centers Educate Thousands during Red Ribbon Week

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Narconon International’s management office in Los Angeles worked with its drug rehabilitation and education centers throughout the country in a combined effort to speak with thousands of students and other community members during Red Ribbon Week.

Narconon of Georgia Celebrates Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Week

Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On October 26th, downtown Atlanta played stage to a live band as Narconon of Georgia celebrated Red Ribbon Week at Woodruff Park. A local band, sponsored by Narconon, took center stage at Woodruff Park. The songs, written by Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, as well as original compositions, had park goers dancing. People from all walks of life stopped to hear the music and the message promoting a drug-free world.

Narconon of Georgia Applauds Efforts of Prescription Buy Back Programs

Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Narconon of Georgia has, for the past several years, seen a rapidly rising trend in prescription drug abuse. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, every day 2,500 youngsters age 12 to 17 try a painkiller for the first time and prescription drugs are more abused by teens than any illicit street drug, except for marijuana.

Safe Drug Drop Off – Sheriff Baca, L.A. County communities, and Narconon Join Together to Get Drugs Out of the Medicine Cabinet

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Drugs are toxic, both to the environment and people, especially children, some of whom hold ‘pharming’ parties to pop leftover scrips. Thus, a new pilot to provide mailbox-like safe drop-off sites, announced on 29 Sept, 2009 by Los Angeles County Sheriff Baca and mayors and councilmen and women from half a dozen L.A. County townships, joined by Narconon International.

Narconon Drug Rehab Educates Children, Parents at County Fair

Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia has taken drug education to a new level – to the local county fair. While most adult attendees of the fair were interested in the arts and crafts, winning a prize at the concession stands, or seeing who won the 4-H events, they also wanted to know what was in the Narconon Georgia Drug Education Booth.

Nepali Home Minister Commends Narconon International for Saving Lives

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KATHMANDU, Nepal (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘That Narconon International is producing real, life-saving results I personally saw in the eyes of your graduates in Narconon Nepal,’ wrote State Minister for Home Affairs Rizwan Ansari to Clark Carr, president of the international Narconon network, in a formal commendation. The Home Ministry presented the document to Mr. Carr at the conclusion of an August, 2009 technical and administration inspection visit Narconon International had paid to the new and growing Narconon Nepal drug rehabilitation center in Kathmandu.

Narconon Launches ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet’ in Georgia – Prescription Drugs Commonly Abused Targeted

Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Operation Medicine Cabinet, a campaign sponsored by Narconon Drug Rehab of Georgia and a local Sheriff’s department, provides individuals with a safe way to properly dispose of unused and potentially dangerous medication. Proper control and disposal of potentially dangerous medication is vital, due to the trend of prescription drug abuse with youth.

Narconon Graduate Lives to Tell Story of Addiction – Ex-addict’s Journey with Prescriptions to Heroin Told on CNN

Narconon Freedom Center

DETROIT, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Every day American citizens are being legally given prescription medications for injuries and illnesses, but given the abuse potential many wind up getting hooked on these drugs and moving on to street drugs to feed their habits. This was the topic of an interview that aired today on the Rick Sanchez show on CNN. Why Heroin Is Rampant featured Narconon graduate, Dominick Assante, who personally struggled with this very type of addiction before completing the Narconon drug rehab program several years ago.

Mother and Daughter Celebrate Victory Over Meth

Narconon California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘August marks our daughter’s fifth year since conquering meth at Narconon California,’ comments Susan, mother of five and teacher, who recalls living with a meth addict; ‘One day she’d be very nice and the next you’d have thought Satan walked through the door.’ Former meth addict and Narconon Graduate urges parents: ‘Before school starts I hope parents will take time to talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs to health and goals.’

More Drug Rehab for Less Violence in Mexico

Narconon International

MAZATLAN, Mexico (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There have been thousands of killings in northern Mexico in the last two years, even including narcotrafficking bands attacking rehab centers. Narconon International executives decided to bring additional tools to fight the source of the problem – drug addiction itself. On July 14th and 15th, their staff gave a hands-on workshop to counselors from 8 Mazatlan drug rehabilitation centers in the State of Sinaloa.

Narconon of Georgia Saves Lives of Orphaned Children in Honduras

Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Narconon of Georgia drug rehabilitation and education program has many outreach activities, but none may be more special than their dedication to saving lives of orphaned children addicted to glue in Honduras. Narconon Georgia staff recently made another trip to the troubled area, navigating the third-world country amidst an uprising of protesters, to help deliver treatment to these children.

Narconon Graduate Successfully Recovers From Prescription Drug Abuse

Narconon Freedom Treatment Center

DETROIT, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ramsy Darwish knows what it’s like being addicted to prescription pain medication. In a recent story called America’s ‘Other’ Drug Problem Prescription Medication Abuse with CNN’s Rick Sanchez, Ramsy shared his story of addiction and recovery and how he got help, finally ending up at the Narconon Freedom Center drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

Narconon Gulf Coast Announces 300th Graduate from Drug Rehabilitation Program

Narconon Gulf Coast

DESTIN, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Narconon® Gulf Coast, a world-class substance abuse residential drug rehabilitation facility located in Destin, Florida, announces the graduation of its 300th student. Narconon Gulf Coast was founded by Randy and Deborah (Debbie) Ross after undergoing multiple unsuccessful attempts with other rehabilitation centers trying to help their own son.

Reduce Relapse Thru Effective Drug Rehabilitation and Save Society Tens of Thousands of Dollars Per Addict, says Narconon

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Drug rehabilitation will really impact society and save hundreds of billions of dollars,’ says Clark Carr, president of Narconon International, ‘when it demonstrates it can reduce relapse to drugs, not just keep addicts off the streets for a few months.’ Recently reviewing statistics of Narconon program graduates, Carr compared them to the costs society would have had if Narconon’s recovered addicts had continued to do drugs. Carr estimates that since 1990 in the United States alone the Narconon network might have saved city, county, state, and federal governments minimally $1.5 billion.

In response to recent killings in Juarez drug rehabilitation center

Narconon International

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘More drug rehabilitation and broader drug prevention, not less, is needed if we intend long-term reduction in drugs and crime along our border,’ says Clark Carr, president of Narconon International, a network of over 150 drug rehab and education centers. ‘The ONDCP, the UNODC, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, in fact, governments everywhere agree that reducing drug demand must parallel military and police interdiction.’

Narconon Drug Rehab Center and Volunteers Collaborate to Save Lives in Mazatlan, Mexico

Narconon International

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Narconon drug rehabilitation techniques are exactly what we have been searching for,’ says Victor Capaceta, director of two Mazatlan rehab facilities, named La Loma and La Veinte de Noviembre. Victor and other staff are currently training at the Narconon Navojoa center in the state of Sonora. They intend to bring home what they learn to help their more than 100 students struggling with addiction to alcohol and other drugs.