Norcross, GA (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
Community involvement is a key piece in combatting the growing drug abuse problem in the Atlanta area. According to the Centers for Disease Control 8.7% of the population age 12 and over used some form of illicit drugs in the past month. This alarming number has been on a steady increase since 2002.
One organization, Narconon of Georgia has stepped into help with this growing problem as part of the non-profit facility’s mission is to provide information and education to the community on the ever growing problem of substance abuse. By educating the public and organizing events such as prescription drug drop off days and lecture to law enforcement officials the public can help reverse this trend.
Never has this been truer than over the past year when staff members and counselors provided drug education to over 15000 children in the Atlanta Area. In addition Narconon participated in many community events and lectures ranging from a “Beat the Badge” race to support the Dekalb Police Department to lectures on “bath Salts” to a group of law enforcement officials for continuing education credit.
In June Narconon assisted an Atlanta new station with an investigative report of these drugs. The report resulted in a crackdown on local stores selling these drugs and new Georgia laws began to be enforced. Synthetic drugs are known to cause extreme hallucinations and many treatment centers do not yet know how to handle those addicted to the drug.
About Narconon of Georgia
Narconon of Georgia, located in greater Atlanta, is a private non-profit drug treatment center that is licensed by the State of Georgia. The Narconon Drug Rehabilitation and Education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez. Narconon of Georgia continues to incorporate 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 drug rehabilitation and recovery services to individuals 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...”
Groups such as “Community Watch” and civic service groups are invited to call Narconon Of Georgia to schedule a lecture by one of our drug education specialists. Information is provided on emerging trends in drug abuse. The newest problem drug to hit the streets are so called synthetic drugs which until recently could be legally obtained at many are a tobacco shops.