Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
Narconon Georgia, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, has been participating in events across the region to spread the positive message of National Recovery Month celebrated in September each year. On September 15, Ambassadors and staff ran in the local police “Beat the Badge” 5K race. They were also found amidst music, food, and fire trucks sponsoring an information booth giving hundreds of attendees goodie bags and educational material covering the truth about drugs.
The 5K run/walk, well supervised by local police, began at 9:00 a.m. It was a fun race where people could legally out run the police. All proceeds benefit a non-profit corporation that supports the work of local law enforcement.
The center’s drug information booth was popular for both old and young alike as staff educated visitors about the Narconon drug treatment. The booth was a big hit with the kids. Upon reading the Ten Things Your Friends May Not Know about Drugs brochure and signing a pledge to live drug free lives, they were given a Narconon Frisbee.
Many parents expressed their gratitude for the help they were receiving to educate their children about drugs in a fun way. One mother, A.M., said, “We don’t see a lot of organizations fighting against drug abuse like Narconon of Georgia. This organization gives back to the community in a big way. As a parent, I talk to my kids about drugs, but I don’t always know everything that I should be teaching them. With the materials that they are providing, we are more confident that our kids are getting information that can truly help them to stay drug free.”
Ji Johnson, Narconon drug education specialist, described the day as very positive, “This was a healthy and educational day. It was a real pleasure to join forces with the police department as we work to make this community safe and drug free. I feel that educating kids on the truth about drugs makes for a better and safer future. Working as a team, I see how communities can come together to make their neighborhoods safer and happier places to live. Everyone I met was concerned about the drug problem and relieved to know that someone had helpful information about drugs for themselves and their children. We are honored to be invited back next year.”
“Getting out into the community and communicating the truth about drugs is an important part of our goal to be effective in helping our communities to become drug free. Our positive message can let people know that it really is possible to bring about change in the world we live in,” said Mary Rieser, Executive Director.
The center has events in honor of National Recovery Month planned throughout the remainder of the month and will provide free drug educational materials to families and organizations. Anyone interested can visit us at drugsno.com and send in a request.
National Recovery Month in September spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that drug prevention education works, that drug treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
About Narconon of Georgia
Narconon of Georgia, located in Atlanta, is a private non-profit agency that is licensed by the State of Georgia. The Narconon Drug Rehabilitation and Education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez and uses the drug-free rehabilitation and social education methodology based on research developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. For over a decade, the Georgia center has provided Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation and Recovery Services to individuals throughout the nation that are dealing with alcohol and substance abuse. Additionally, they offer drug education and are involved in community outreach programs. Their motto is “Recovery is more than a dream...” For more information visit their website at [http://www.drugrehab-georgia.com/ or call toll-free 877-413-3073.