Narconon—Giving Drug Addicts a New Beginning
- Globally, 13.8 million young adults
(15-16 years old)have used cannabis in the past year.
- Opioids (painkillers, heroin, fentanyl, etc.) account for 76% of drug-related deaths.
- Deaths directly caused by drug abuse worldwide have increased by 60% from 2000 to 2015.
- Almost 11 million people inject drugs, of which 1.3 million are living with HIV, 5.5 million with Hepatitis C, and 1 million with both HIV and Hepatitis C.
Thanks to the dedication and support of IAS members worldwide, grants from the IAS are making possible the establishment of Model Narconons on every continent of Earth.
Every day, these centers are helping to rehabilitate and save lives from the destruction of drug and alcohol abuse. Here are recent successes from Narconon graduates:
“I am 24 years old and I started my drug addiction with crystal meth at the age of 13. Because of drugs and my rebelliousness, I lost many years of my adolescence living on the streets and in rehab centers. I caused a lot of damage and suffering to my family and to my six-year old daughter who I needed the most. My life had no ‘flavor.’ My parents were trying to rescue me and one day, found Narconon Latin America. Since doing the program, I have opened my eyes and realized that I have everything in my life and I don’t want to lose it to drugs. I have a loving family and I don’t need drugs to survive. Now I have the true knowledge about my addiction, and this is the first time I have successfully completed a drug program. Now my life has flavor!” —J.P., Narconon Graduate
“My journey began on September 12, 2018 when my wife saw that I needed help with my addiction. After 50 years of marriage I had become someone she no longer recognized. I was despondent and unable to be the man I needed to be. My wife had the courage to call my insurance hotline for drug abuse. She enrolled me in Narconon that same day. When I arrived, I was reluctant but made a promise to my loving wife that I would do this for her, not realizing this was, in fact, for me.
I made it through withdrawal, and boy was it a rough ride! I didn’t realize the toll the years of opiate abuse had taken on my mind, body and soul.
My time in the sauna was extensive but most rewarding. It was there that I cleaned my body of impurities and toxins by working out, sticking to a healthy diet and getting 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
It was during the Life Skills courses that I learned how to confront my addiction head-on. I learned how to control my body and my emotions while helping another student through the program as well.
It was in Life Skills, while writing and going through the training books, that I found out who I was and what I had become. It taught me how to deal with the hurt that I caused my loved ones. It gave me the conviction to want to better myself and regain the trust that my loved ones had lost in me. It has given me confidence to be a valuable member of society and I’m proud of who I am today.
I want to thank all the staff at Narconon for giving me the support, encouragement, and having the patience to bring me out of a dark time in my life. I am thankful to be given a new beginning.” —T.M., Narconon Graduate