Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) February 22, 2010
This past Friday marked the 44 year anniversary of the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. The program was started in 1966 in Arizona State Penitentiary by a former drug addict named William Benitez.
Benitez, who was looking for a solution to his own drug addiction, came upon a book in the prison library written by American Author and Humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard that helped him to stop using drugs.
Benitez was so impressed with this technology that he started working with inmates and even ran a pilot program behind the walls of the prison. At that time of the 12 people Benitez worked with, 10 stayed off drugs permanently.
From here Benitez corresponded with Mr. Hubbard and worked to open the first Narconon center in Los Angeles. Today, Narconon operates 140 drug rehabilitation and education centers in 50 different countries.
The long-term residential treatment program achieves a more than 70% success rate for permanent sobriety and does not subscribe to the idea that addiction is a disease. Narconon has graduated close to 30,000 people from its program since opening their doors.
In addition, Narconon has also been providing drug education services to schools, churches, community groups and prisons and has delivered drug prevention lectures to several million people nationwide.
One of the primary areas of growth for Narconon over the last decade has been in the Eastern United States. Currently, the Narconon program operates drug rehabilitation and education centers in New England, Michigan, Louisiana, Georgia and three centers in Florida and has had many people who have successfully attained drug free lives as a result.
For more information on Narconon drug rehabilitation or education call 877-237-3307.