Narconon Arrowhead Gains Highest CARF Accreditation

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Rehabilitation facility recognized by national accreditation organization.

Narconon Arrowhead, one of the world’s largest and most successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs was recently awarded with a three year accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The internationally recognized program accreditation agency based in Tucson, Arizona issued the official approval after a thorough survey of Narconon’s rehabilitation delivery system done earlier this year.

The Commission or CARF, acknowledged not only the Arrowhead facility’s “positive interactions with caring, thoughtful and committed staff members,” but also the administrative procedures of the organization. The CARF organization acknowledged Narconon Arrowhead as “demonstrating exemplary conformance to the standards” based on the facilities Organization Information Center. The Information Center is part of the business improvement section of Narconon Arrowhead which tracks metrics or statistics across the organization so they can be monitored and analyzed by Narconon’s management body. The survey report went on to say, “This model of operation could benefit many organizations.”

CARF, founded in 1966 is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services recognized the world over. Their mission is to “promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.” The organization services over 8.7 million people annually.

Narconon Arrowhead is one of the largest residential substance abuse programs in the world and has been in operation in the state of Oklahoma since the 1990’s. Through the facility’s use of the workable administrative and rehabilitation procedures developed by American author, researcher L. Ron Hubbard, Narconon Arrowhead has helped thousands of people who have struggled with addictions to drugs and alcohol. Narconon is a drug-free program that achieves a more than 70% success rate for permanent recovery and specializes in all types of addiction.

“We are proud to have achieved the high level of excellence in our program delivery required by such a prestigious organization like CARF,” says Gary Smith, Executive Director of Narconon Arrowhead. “We will continue to improve our quality of service to help even more people who are plagued by addiction.” For more information on Narconon Arrowhead go to or call 800-468-6933.


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