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Drug detoxification and rehabilitation.
Narconon International continued to experience unprecedented expansion in 2004 through its existing drug rehabilitation centers, expanding into new areas and countries, and enlightening people about the effective Narconon drug rehabilitation program.
In 2004, the number of students on the Narconon program around the world each week increased from an average of approximately 820 in 2003 to 910 in 2004.
The number of people graduating the Narconon drug rehabilitation program, internationally, as now having a "drug-free life" was more than 1,400 in 2004, bringing the international total to date to nearly 14,400.
Seven new drug rehabilitation centers were opened in 2004: Nevada, Houston, South Texas, Hastings (UK), Macedonia, Ghana and Nepal several of these new centers, such as Narconon Ghana and Narconon Hastings in the UK, were opened with assistance from Narconon International through on-site staff assistance, grants and training.
These new centers joined the already established Narconon centers and groups in 44 countries in actively providing L. Ron Hubbard's drug rehabilitation services to the broad public.
Existing rehabilitation centers continued to expand. Narconon Southern California opened a third residential facility with 15 beds, this one in Nevada. They also acquired a facility in Los Angeles county and are undertaking renovations on it. The Narconon residential center in Michigan acquired two additional properties as part of its expansion. One housed the intake counselors and drug education personnel. The other was renovated in 2004 to provide a new center for students withdrawing from drug use — the first part of the Narconon drug rehabilitation program.
Narconon Taiwan completed the translation of the Narconon drug rehabilitation program materials into Mandarin Chinese. Also completed were translations of the materials into Russian and Italian.
Narconon First Step program drug-free withdrawal seminars and workshops were delivered in Chicago, Houston, Oregon, Alberta (Canada), Toronto, Cape Town (South Africa), Pakistan, and other places around the globe.
Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma became a recognized drug rehabilitation provider for the local sheet metal workers union.
The Narconon Southern European Zonal Office (under the European Continental Office) was created to help manage the expansion of Narconon drug rehabilitation centers in Europe.
It manages Narconon centers in Italy, Spain, Greece, the Balkans, and other countries in that area. Narconon Eslov (Sweden) is now listed as one of the drug rehabilitation centers to which the local social office can refer addicts. The local commune and the police station also referred people to the center for alcohol and drug rehabilitation.
Narconon Southern Europe Zonal Office and, later, Narconon International, were both reviewed on-site by a certification agency working with the International Standards Organization (ISO). Each office received formal certification for running a quality management system with regard to management and training drug education and prevention specialists. (The technical standard is UNI EN ISO 9001:2000.) This gives prestigious international acknowledgment to the Narconon drug rehabilitation and prevention programs.
Drug education and prevention
In 2004, drug education lectures, based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, were delivered to over 720,600 people worldwide. These included students, teachers, parents, school officials, community members, and the government sector.
Narconon drug education lectures were provided to more than 30,000 children in Los Angeles. Drug education activities included programs with the Los Angeles police department and the L.A. county sheriff's department.
In Sweden, Narconon drug education was delivered to the military high school and the Swedish air force. Altogether, the drug education team in Sweden delivered presentations to a total of 61,453 people.
In Russia, drug education lectures were delivered to approximately 100,000 people.
The city of Pedro Escobedo in Mexico approved a drug education campaign in which the Narconon drug prevention specialists provided education to 10,950 students.
The Narconon Arrowhead drug prevention team in 2004, presented drug education lectures to nearly 42,000 people — an increase of 12% over 2003. They were invited to deliver a drug-free workplace seminar to educate and train the 1,300 employees of the local army ammunition plant.
Narconon drug prevention specialists were invited to participate in a program by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. These specialists delivered over 200 talks at the DEA's exhibit at the "DEA museum and visitors center," housed at Times Square, to school youth from throughout New York state who toured the site.
A Narconon drug prevention specialist did a 30-minute "Know Drugs" show which broadcast to 25 networks nationwide (Tampa Bay, NY state, Long Island, D.C. area, Sacramento and Ohio), reaching a total of 1.2 million viewers per week.
To celebrate red ribbon week at the end of October, Narconon drug prevention specialists worldwide delivered presentations to over 28,000 people in that one week.
New Narconon drug education activities were also established in New York, Michigan, and South Texas.
Hundreds of thousands of the "10 things your friends may not know about drugs", an illustrated drug education booklet published in several languages, continue to be distributed around the world.
Drug education videos produced by Friends of Narconon, were distributed to schools around the United States, reaching well over a million school children this past year with the truth about the effects of drugs on the mind and body.
Raising public awareness of the problems of drug abuse and their solutions
This year, Narconon International and its licensed groups and centers reached out through numerous activities to further make known the Narconon drug rehabilitation and drug education programs and services.
The alarming increase of drug abuse and drug-related crime worldwide was addressed by a broad series of conferences, seminars and media campaigns. These were conducted by Narconon International and by many local Narconon centers with the purpose of raising public awareness on the devastation caused by drugs and alcohol and to provide solutions through the proven results of the Narconon drug rehabilitation and education programs.
Narconon International, along with representatives from Narconon centers in D.C., Michigan and Oklahoma, had an exhibitor's booth at the CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America) conference in Washington, D.C. This enabled us to let the 2,000 attendees know the resources Narconon has to offer in the fight against drugs.
In 2004, Narconon Oklahoma co-sponsored with Narconon International, the first regional faith-based and community partners conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was the other sponsor of the conference. The purpose of the two-day conference was to promote faith-based and community partnerships to get the treatment community more actively involved with the religious community. Around one hundred people attended, including treatment providers and religious leaders from across Oklahoma and surrounding states. The attendees realized that they all had a unique role to play in addressing the substance abuse problem in the community, and also realized they each had new partners with which to work to bring about positive results.
Narconon Atlanta teamed up with the City of Atlanta and organized a program, which included a drug prevention program, to help children of the inner city.
The medical director of Narconon Northern California, an addictionologist, attended a meeting with the County Health Services Agency and answered scientific questions about the sauna detoxification program. He attested to the superior results he has seen from the drug-free withdrawal and sauna detoxification programs, as well as the rest of the courses that make up the entire program.
The president of Narconon Southern Europe attended the 3rd ECAD (European Cities Against Drugs) conference in Montenegro where he presented the Narconon drug education program to representatives of seven different countries.
The president of Narconon International attended "25 cities initiative" meetings with drug czar John Walters, drug court Judge Carol Luna, Henry Lozano, and others.
The Narconon Great Lakes staff and president Narconon International met with over 12 judges as well as the Cook County, Illinois, personnel administrator for juvenile probation, who resolved to recommend our programs to two judges of the cook county juvenile courts.