Narconon Arrowhead—Saving Lives From Drug Addiction
- Every year 190,000 people die from drug abuse worldwide. That is 520 people a day.
- Nearly 50% of those incarcerated in the U.S. are clinically addicted to drugs.
- In the U.S., alcohol abuse is responsible for nearly 200,000 emergency room visits and 4,300 deaths among juveniles every year.
- More than 40,000 people have graduated the Narconon program.
The IAS-sponsored flagship Narconon Arrowhead is the international training center for drug rehabilitation professionals and volunteers the world over. It stands amid 256 acres of woodland in Oklahoma, USA, providing education and rehabilitation to thousands, and delivering on-site internships to professionals from 47 U.S. states and 20 nations.
The following are successes from recent graduates who completed the program at Narconon Arrowhead:
“Before coming to Narconon Arrowhead, I had lost custody of my child as a result of relapsing and I was suffering from depression.
After completing the New Life Detox Sauna program, I was a completely different person. No more depression or paranoia, and I know people can see the difference in me. Thanks to this program, I’ve discovered that becoming an active part of society is important and Narconon gave me the life skills to do just that. It has given me the confidence that I have successfully recovered and will go on living a drug-free life.”—D.S., Narconon Graduate
“My life was a mess. I had lost the respect of my family, my friends and my co-workers, wasted the money I had saved up for my dream home and my health was going down the tubes. I had completely lost myself and didn’t even know who I was. I couldn’t remember from one day to the next and had no clue where I was going in life. I had completely given up.
In desperation, I called Narconon and I arrived three days later. First was the detox; I could almost immediately feel myself coming back. My body started to function again, my memory returned and for the first time in a few years, I could laugh— I mean really laugh! In other words, I felt great. Then the Objectives brought me into the present and I could actually focus on what I was doing at hand. Next was the books. I can now leave here with a clear conscience and not worry about the past.
Last but not least, I know exactly what I have to do to make amends with the people I love. In summary, I’m BACK!!! I’m so excited to get back to the real world as a new and better man and to do something great with myself. I look forward to my life now.”—A.Y., Narconon Graduate
“When I became an addict to meth, getting help was something I thought I didn’t need, because I made myself believe I wasn’t an addict. And for that, I became a slave to drugs and crime. I became distant to my family and became just another druggie on the streets who thought I was ‘living’ life. It got to the point where I realized there were only two options: I could either live on earth as a drug addict, or live my life to the fullest with those I love. So I finally said yes to get professional help and I enrolled in the program at Narconon Arrowhead.
Now that I have finished the detox program, I feel much better physically and emotionally. I no longer have aches and pains, I feel more stable and I can sleep better without having to take any sleeping aids. I realized I want to live my life sober (the first time since I was 13 years old.)
I am eternally grateful for this experience. I am more than confident I can now live a happy and drug-free life! This program revealed just who I truly am.”—A.M., Narconon Graduate