Narconon Backs White House for Focus on Drug Prevention

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Narconon's successful education and prevention programs can assist in the goals laid out in the Office of National Drug Control (ONDCP) strategy.

Last week the White House issued its 2010 strategy for reducing the drug problem in the United States, citing goals of reducing the drug use rates among all ages by 10 to 15 percent over the next five years. Two of the specific areas mentioned as a focus to help accomplish were curtailing prescription drug abuse and also drug prevention activities.

According to a release from the White House, "Prescription drug abuse is the Nation’s fastest growing drug problem, driving significant increases of drug overdoses in recent years."

Narconon centers have been leading the fight against prescription drug abuse for many years as a drug-free rehabilitation program that does not give more drugs to addicts participating in the program. In addition, Narconon of Georgia has worked with local law enforcement officials on Operation Medicine Cabinet to help get rid of old prescriptions that could be abused. Narconon Freedom Center in Michigan also had staff members appear on CNN talking about the dangers of addiction to prescription painkillers.

"For decades we have warned people about the dangers of prescription drugs," comments Erica Catton, Deputy Executive Director for Expansion for Narconon Eastern United States, "Our message has always been that all drugs are essentially toxins, carry side effects and that many have a very high potential for abuse. Those truths are more evident now with the surging prescription drug problem we face in America."

In addition to providing successful long-term residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, Narconon also provides effective drug education and prevention for children and adults. Narconon is one of the largest non-governmental anti-drug organizations in the world, and it has been operating for more than 44 years based on the research and developments by the late American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.

For more information or to find a Narconon center near you, visit http://www.narcononeastus.org or call 1-877-237-3307 today.

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