It is the great hope and desire of Narconon that by increasing awareness of drug addiction through drug education, that drug abuse may be prevented, and those suffering from addiction may be given hope by the knowledge that there is an effective means to gain control over their lives.
Narconon Drug Prevention – Serving Communities
Narconon International has just released a colorful 36-page brochure honoring the scope of its community collaboration drug prevention activities worldwide.
This is good news where good news is needed.
“Enjoy this celebration of good works,” said Clark Carr, president of the Narconon headquarters located in Hollywood, California. He was speaking to a recent gathering of one hundred Narconon center executive directors.
“This is really not about us,” said Carr. “It’s promoting that something CAN be done. We must not give up on safe and drug-free communities. When we band together, we can change conditions for the better.”
Helping Honduras Street Kids
In 2006 Narconon of Georgia was approached by an Atlanta doctor who volunteered yearly at an orphanage for rescued Honduran street children. Having heard about the remarkable sauna detoxification program delivered in Narconon drug rehabilitation to reduce drug and other toxic residuals in the body, the doctor and other orphanage staff wanted to use this healthful procedure to help their children who had persisting cravings for ‘glue’ and other street drugs.
Narconon Georgia trained the MD and Program Director on the exercise, nutrition, and sauna program protocol, then sent a Narconon instructor to Central America to train other delivery personnel and supervise the first implementation.
Results have been splendid. Aggressiveness has greatly reduced, the children have become more sociable and affectionate and now say they are ‘genuinely sorry for misdeeds.’ Staff report that the children now express goals to complete school and to ‘grow up and become good men.’ Many of the program children are scoring better grades and several have won awards for academics.
“Millions of street children worldwide are addicted to glue,” stated Mary Reiser, Executive Director of Narconon of Georgia. “It is a scourge placing future generations of many Third World countries at risk. This is our chance to document our results and demonstrate that we can save these children. As the developer of this effective methodology, L. Ron Hubbard, once said, ‘Save the child. Save the nation.’”
Save the child. Save the nation.
The team returned to Honduras with Narconon staff to help to begin the detoxification project. Seven children were selected and started. Hard staff work produced excellent and satisfying results.
As they were ridding their bodies of these damaging chemical residuals, the children experienced many reactions, including staring into space for half an hour, feeling dizzy and “bolo” (high), and several expressing anger. As the program continued, these manifestations dissipated, and the kids began to feel better and better.
One young person came up and began speaking with the Narconon staff. The local staff commented that this was interesting because this was a child who had run away six times to go back and use drugs, and was chronically withdrawn and moody, and the fact that he was now chatting friendly with staff was not usual for him at all.
Two other kids were observed sitting quietly reading and another was fixing his watch. Both of these, before the sauna program started, would probably have been classified by some as ‘hyperactive,’ often running around wildly, hitting other kids, and acting crazy. Now they were calmer and happier.
The amazing thing for sauna supervisors and the kids alike was actually smelling the glue as the residuals came out of the skin — for some even years after they had stopped using.
The results of this program showed across the board positive changes in character — happier, more patient, less aggressive, and more receptive to suggestions and admonishments.