Survey Shows Narconon Program's Success Rate

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More than 70% of Narconon Arrowhead drug rehab graduates remain drug-free.

As part of ongoing monitoring of the results of the drug rehabilitation program at Narconon Arrowhead, the organization continues to follow up with graduates and family members to assist individuals in continuing to lead healthy, happy and productive drug-free lives. In a recent follow-up survey of former Narconon Arrowhead clients six months after program completion, more than 70 percent of them had remained drug-free.

The Narconon Arrowhead rehabilitation program uses routine outcomes monitoring as a quality management tool. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) has advocated for routine outcome monitoring as an important component of treatment quality management for nearly two decades. However, such monitoring is rarely implemented in treatment settings.

In addition to existing continuing care procedures that assist residential clients in re-entering their communities, Narconon Arrowhead implemented a 6-month follow-up interview process. Developed in collaboration with the Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE), this questionnaire contains 12 common outcome measures related to drug use, employment, living situation, legal issues and ongoing use of life skills obtained on the program.

Narconon Arrowhead has been a nationally accredited drug rehabilitation and education center for well over a decade. Results from its latest inspection by the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) concluded that, “The organization does an excellent job in tracking the progress of the persons served following discharge and uses these data in refining its treatment programming.”

Additional outcome survey data showed that 93 percent of students stated they were satisfied with the program, more than two thirds were now employed and 78 percent of students had no new legal situations since graduating with many clearing up those that existed prior to graduation.

There are over 11,000 drug rehabilitation and addiction treatment programs in the United States alone. The more traditionally accepted approaches often tell people that drug addiction is a brain disease that must be fought one day at a time and its symptoms may be treatable with pharmaceuticals. However, the disease theory has never been conclusively proven and traditional treatment practices have a limited success rate for full recovery.

By comparison, the largest study measuring the effectiveness of treatment programs, called the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS) and funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), only measured whether or not those who completed various types of programs were using drugs on a weekly basis. It did not measure if they had been clean in the last 30 days, let alone six months. Even on this limited basis the outcomes still fell short of Narconon Arrowhead’s results.

Narconon Arrowhead credits its success to the application of L. Ron Hubbard’s drug-free rehabilitation methodology and the dedication of its staff members.

For more information about effective drug rehabilitation or to get help for a loved one in need, contact Narconon Arrowhead today by calling 1-800-468-6933 or visit http://www.stopaddiction.com now.

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