Narconon Europe—Saving Lives from Addiction
- Over 93 million Europeans have tried an illicit drug in their lives, and overdose deaths continue to rise for the third year in a row.
- Internationally, nearly 500 people die every day from drug abuse and 329,000 young adults die each year from alcohol-related causes.
- 60% of adults don’t see marijuana as harmful, even though THC (the active ingredient) is now nearly 10 times stronger than it was 20 years ago.
- More than 40,000 people have graduated the Narconon program.
Drug addiction and abuse is a planetary epidemic that spans every social strata and geographic zone. In 1979, L. Ron Hubbard declared “The single most destructive element in these societies today is drugs.”
Thanks to the dedication and support of members, grants from the IAS are making possible the establishment of Model Narconons on every continent of Earth.
One example is the Continental Narconon of Europe—a 67,000 square foot facility, standing on 16 acres of forestland off the shores of Denmark’s Lake Arresø.
Every day this center is helping to rehabilitate and save lives from the addiction of drugs and alcohol. Here are recent successes from some of the students at the Model Narconon of Europe:
“When I first arrived at Narconon, my body was deteriorating: I was tired all the time, I couldn’t sleep, I had a terrible headache that had been going on for years, I was eating very poorly, and I had no enthusiasm towards anyone or anything. My life was a constant struggle. The worst part was waking up in the morning. There was no point in getting out of bed because it was just a vicious cycle of negativity.
From my very first day of the New Life Detox, I started to feel a spark of life building inside me. Maybe it had always been there but the pollution in my body had been blocking it. I held onto that spark and I focused on it. Day-by-day it grew and became clearer until I reached the last day on the New Life Detox.
For the first time in my life, I feel absolutely energetic, positive, happy, clean, fresh, and healthy. But most importantly, I began to love life again and I appreciate everything that I have been blessed with.”
—R.J., Narconon Student
“I have been wrestling with addiction for more than 25 years. I had tried some drugs here and there, but my main problem has always been with alcohol. My alcohol addiction was at its worst when I went from house to house and from friend to friend, crashing at different places and I felt unwelcome at all of them. I felt like I was at a total dead end and I didn’t know what to do next.
Then my mom and dad told me that they had found the perfect place for me. As soon as I arrived there, I knew Narconon was for me. Everyone was so friendly, full of energy and enthusiasm. I studied the life skills lessons that are part of the Narconon rehab program and began to apply these skills to my own life to solve practical problems and get to the heart of the reason for my addiction.
Now I wake up early in the morning to start each new day and can hardly wait to get started. Knowing that I have a purpose is the greatest lesson I learned from doing the Narconon program.”
—J.O., Narconon Student
“It’s quite easy to abuse your painkillers. You won’t even notice when you begin to abuse them and take far more than the prescribed amount. This is what happened to me. I went through a hip-replacement surgery and was prescribed pain medication after the surgery. I didn’t notice when I first started to abuse the painkillers and it made me unable to do anything. I was very depressed. My depression and drug abuse began to bleed into all aspects of my life. Slowly I began to lose interest in everything, and I started blaming doctors for my addiction.
My family showed me the real mirror and the real reason for my addiction. I was ashamed, so I decided to stop. Narconon created a miracle. Not only did I relinquish my addiction, but I found true happiness. I feel better than before, both physically and mentally. Narconon helped me get back the person I used to be, and even better.”
—G.O., Narconon Graduate