Narconon of Georgia Promotes Drug Education and Awareness During Red Ribbon Week

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Narconon of Georgia, a non-profit long term drug treatment and educational program, promotes drug education and treatment instead of incarceration during Red Ribbon Week. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and DA Office applaud Narconon of Georgia's efforts to combat addiction through education. Thousands enjoy live music as drug education and awareness are promoted.

Narconon of Georgia Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

I share your vision in educating and creating more centers for individuals on drugs to be treated rather than incarcerated. We must all work together to end the revolving door of people entering our Criminal Justice System and the plague of substance abuse that negatively impacts our society.

Narconon of Georgia, a long term substance abuse rehab and education program, celebrated Red Ribbon Week (drug awareness week) in a downtown Atlanta park. There was live music and dancing and over 5000 persons were in attendance. Narconon delivered the message that treatment for substance abuse and addiction is a viable alternative to incarceration. The Governor's office, Lt Governor and the local District Attorney's office were present to commend the event.

Letters of recognition and commendation from the Governor's Office, Lt. Governor and the District Attorney of Fulton County were read to the attendees, commending Narconon's work in educating the youth of our community on the dangers of drug abuse. District Attorney of Fulton County, Paul Howard wrote, "I share your vision in educating and creating more centers for individuals on drugs to be treated rather than incarcerated. We must all work together to end the revolving door of people entering our Criminal Justice System and the plague of substance abuse that negatively impacts our society. "

This year alone, Narconon of Georgia has provided effective substance abuse treatment for over 100 persons and has educated over 1000 local children on drug awareness and prevention.

Governor Sonny Perdue stated, "We must continue to educate our youth about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol on their futures, and I extend my gratitude for the work of Narconon of Georgia, Inc. in support of this goal."

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle stated, "I applaud the work that you do to educate our youth about drug abuse in hopes of ensuing that they become responsible citizens. I share your desire to bring promise and hope to the lives of future generations, and I thank you for your dedication to this community."

Narconon of Georgia was founded in 2001 by Mary Rieser. A late night encounter with a homeless girl at a Waffle House led to a fulltime effort to stop drug abuse. She took the girl into her home, learned that she was addicted to crack cocaine and eventually took her to a drug treatment center. Through this experience, Mary learned that there were not enough effective long term care substance abuse rehab programs to meet the growing need and decided to start an effective program. After doing research, she decided on Narconon, which has been in existence since 1967. Today, Narconon boasts over 140 centers in 40 countries internationally.

While many drug rehab statistics are nebulous, Narconon boasts a 76% success rate, based on a two year follow-up through a non-12 step drug treatment approach.

A key to the program's success is the Narconon New Life Detoxification program. Through the use of a sauna, body detoxification can help eliminate or reduce cravings.

Research has shown that, detoxification from drugs or alcohol should be followed by effective treatment to achieve long-term success. Narconon of Georgia provides that effective treatment.

For more information on how the Narconon program can help you or a loved one, go to http://www.drugsno.com or call 877-413-3073.

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