With the country suffering from a drug abuse epidemic, a new drug-free drug rehabilitation centre brings hope.
A beautifully refurbished four-building centre in the picturesque East Sussex countryside near Maynards Green is the new home of Narconon in the United Kingdom, launched September 5 to deliver the unique and provenly effective drug-free programme to those with drug and alcohol addiction issues.
Hundreds of supporters joined in the celebration when the ribbon was cut signalling the start of a new era. The beautiful new centre provides the perfect environment for the delivery of the acclaimed Narconon drug rehabilitation programme.
The President of the Association for Better Living and Education International, ABLE, was on hand to officiate the opening. In addressing those gathered, she noted “Hundreds of millions of lives are affected by illicit drugs, with too many ending before their time. Together we can reverse the evils of addiction and make the UK known around the world as the standard-bearer of a drug-free society.”
Along with the opening of the new centre came the announcement of new audiovisual materials—23 instructional films in 29 dialects and languages, making it possible for anyone to understand the programme no matter their literacy level.
Narconon UK’s timing is especially fortuitous, launching during a moment when the narcotics dependence scourge has reached epidemic proportions throughout the United Kingdom. It’s been estimated that more than 3 million people are taking illegal drugs in England alone, with some 40 percent of the users in the higher echelons of British society. More than a million of the abusers are identified as chronic users.
“The Narconon programme is comprehensive and covers all aspects needed to help a person get back on their feet and teach them the tools to stay on their feet and succeed,” said East Grinstead Mayor Mr. Dick Sweatman during an address at the Narconon opening. “This is not just a drug rehabilitation centre delivering a highly successful program, but it is also a training centre to enlist Narconon specialists to tackle this drug issue.”
That enthusiasm was mirrored by all those privileged to be in attendance at the facility’s launch, no one more so than Ms. Diana Coad of the National Drug Prevention Alliance. She praised Narconon’s unparalleled achievements in battling addiction—consistently succeeding where others fail.
“I can truly say that the Narconon success rate is second to none,” Ms. Coad emphasized. “I have seen so many people leave alcohol and drug treatment programmes and, through the revolving door, go right back to their original life of abuse. But the vast majority of Narconon graduates go on to live stable, ethical, productive, drug-free lives year after year.”
Noting that the Narconon programme is based on the discoveries and writings of L. Ron Hubbard, Ms. Coad said, “I would love to have met Mr. Hubbard, as he was clearly a brilliant and fascinating man, a visionary, a leader and an innovator—and the success of this programme is due to his discoveries.”
And Dr. Basant K. Puri, medical professor at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London, applauded Narconon for its 100 percent drug-free approach to addiction rehab.
“My experience and my own research have found that … giving the addict replacement drugs or even additional drugs simply causes more addiction and more suffering.”
For nearly 50 years, Narconon has saved the lives of countless individuals who were thought lost to substance abuse forever. Its mission is to provide an effective path for drug abuse rehabilitation and to assist society in reversing the scourge of drug abuse worldwide.
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