The word Narconon® comes from the words “Narco=Narcotics” and “non=none” meaning “No-Drugs”. The Narconon method treats drug addictions without replacing the addictive substance with another (prescribed) addictive substance. The goal of the program is to help those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol to regain control of their lives. Drug abuse and addiction are problems that break family, friends and our society apart. They lower a person’s values and bring corruption and destruction to otherwise happy communities. This problem can happen to anyone.
The Narconon program was created in an Arizona State Prison by a former heroin addict named William Benitez. Mr. Benitez used the developments and research of L. Ron Hubbard, an American author and humanitarian to develop the program. The Narconon program began in 1966 with the participation of ten Inmates struggling with chemical dependency. Within one year, that number grew to over one hundred participants and the program expanded into use at other prisons. The first public Narconon facility opened its doors in 1971 and was located in Los Angeles. As of today, the Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Program is in use all over the world! There are centers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Nepal, Russia, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, Ghana, South Africa, Egypt and across the United States.
A study done by the National Institute of Drug Abuse found that individuals who received help for heroin addiction or heavy cocaine addiction often began using again. The study found that the individual’s drug use was up to at least once a week within a year of receiving help. Sadly, these results are typical for many treatment methods, but there is great hope. Our program has a success rate of 70% or better.
The Narconon program is unlike any other program to help people recover from drug addiction. The independent Spanish research group, Tecnicos Asociados de Investigacion y Marketing, found that 70% of all Narconon graduates stayed off drugs. In addition to these findings, an American independent research group found that 76% of all Narconon clients remained drug-free two years after they completed the program.
Graduates of the Narconon program do not have the desire to relapse and do not need to take medications to remain off drugs. They are brought back to life and instilled with confidence, control, and have the ability to reach their goals while staying drug-free.
Narconon drug rehab centers provide individuals with a way to conquer their addictions and find happiness in their lives once again.
How it Really Works
“The addict has been found not to want to be an addict, but is driven by pain and environmental hopelessness… As soon as an addict can feel healthier and more competent mentally and physically without drugs than he does on drugs, he ceases to require drugs.”
-L. Ron Hubbard
An individual who graduates the Narconon Program is someone:
- Who has successfully completed the Narconon Program;
- Who knows for a fact that they are capable of living drug-free;
- Who has enhanced their ability to absorb new information and now has the ability to accept new ideas to make their life better;
- Who understands ethics and will continue to live productively without any further problems with the justice system;
- Who knows rational solutions to problem solving and chooses not to use drugs to solve problems in the future;
These are fundamental requirements of a Narconon graduate.
The expectation of any Narconon student is that they will live stable, drug-free, ethical lives once they have graduated the program. This applies to every student no matter what level of severity their past experiences include.
In the Narconon way of thinking there is not such thing as a “victim”. Every individual is responsible for their condition even if they were handed a bad set of cards.