• In the United States, the national cost of drug abuse is $442 billion per year.
  • Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug internationally with an estimated 183 million people using it in 2014, per the World Drug Report.
  • Alcohol abuse results in 3.3 million deaths each year internationally.
  • Over 11% of American high school seniors used synthetic marijuana (Spice, K2, etc.) in the past year.
Your support of the IAS is making possible Ideal Narconons on every continent. It is one of the vital programs funded by IAS grants.

The recently opened Ideal Model Narconons in Europe, Latin America, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are salvaging lives daily. Each week, people graduate from the Narconon program truly drug-free. What speaks best of these miracles are the graduates themselves. Following are two such persons:

“It’s hard to believe that my stay at Narconon is finally coming to an end. It truly only feels like yesterday that I was walking through those huge, glass double doors having made the decision to change my life completely.

This program has given me so much, but most importantly it gave me the opportunity to regain control of my life. Throughout all of the steps here at Narconon, I have had to stick with it wholeheartedly. This is something that I have had trouble with because in the back of my mind I’ve known all along what I was doing to myself and my body was harmful. It is hard to gain control of something when at first you can’t even accept responsibility.

I came to each realization about my life on my own without anyone telling me what to think, what to do, and more importantly, what to believe. I have been given all of the tools to establish myself and the time has finally come to take things into my own hands. This is my life and it’s time for me to start actually living it.”—B.C.

“I actually don’t even know where to start with this! This detox has been the turning point and the most incredible life-changing experience that has ever happened to me. From the day I started until the day I finished I ran drug after drug after drug. I hit emotion after emotion and even got full-blown chicken pox. There were some days that were so horrific I thought I might actually die. It was relentless and I remember being horrified at what I had done to myself in the past. But every time I ran something out, I felt myself getting bigger, brighter, and more aware. I had cognitions that were beyond life-changing and I saw what my purpose is in this life—to help change the drug culture and get people off drugs. It’s hard to actually describe how deep and profound this detox was for me. It truly was a complete spiritual rebirth.

I also had a win that has changed my life forever. When I was eighteen I smoked a lot of weed and took ecstasy at the same time. It ruined my life. I couldn’t smile or laugh properly for years and was still the effect of what happened to me until this day. It even gave me a nervous breakdown because my love in life was to create and act and I couldn’t do it properly anymore. Five days ago, I had a full day in the sauna—horrible to go through but at the end of the day I realized IT had disappeared. I felt truly free for the first time since that night when I was 18.

I also reached the point in which I REALLY KNEW I would never do drugs again. My desire to be the best person I can be in this lifetime is extraordinarily huge.

I have so many more wins but I will leave it at this. I feel brighter, so much happier, smarter, clearer and most of all just very grateful in my heart for the incredible staff. And my gratitude goes to all of the wonderful, generous and divine people who helped get me to this program. I truly don’t have words to describe how thankful I am and how much they all mean to me.”—J.K.

Your support of the IAS is making possible Ideal Narconons on every continent. It is one of the vital programs funded by IAS grants.