Narconon Centers and Groups Gear Up for UN Day Against Drug Abuse

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Narconon staff and volunteers in all corners of the world conduct events and activities as part of the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking; centers as far apart as Ghana, Russia, Italy and the United States participate every year.

The job is far from done, but this day helps us realize how many people are against drug trafficking and addiction

Every year, the United Nations sponsors one day to draw attention to the worldwide problems resulting from drug trafficking and abuse – the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking every June 26th. And every year, Narconon drug rehab centers join in the effort to make people realize how much better the world would be without drug abuse.

In the past, Narconon centers in locations as far-flung as Pakistan, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa have held events to inspire awareness of how many people suffer from drug abuse, and how Narconon can help. Narconon staff like Robert van der Feyst from South Africa and volunteers in San Diego, California provide drug education in schools, city parks and businesses to let people know that they have a choice and that they can fight back.

"So many people lose their lives and their families due to addiction that it is heart-breaking," said Sue Birkenshaw, Public Activities Director of Narconon International. "We are very happy to align our efforts with the United Nations. When mothers, fathers and children recover from addiction and then turn to helping others damaged by drug abuse, then everyone has a better world in which to live." For more than forty-five years, staff and volunteers associated with Narconon rehab centers around the world have been reaching out with the message that a drug-free life is possible.

This year, anti-drug events will be held in Uganda where drug education booklets will be distributed and children will be invited to sign a drug-free pledge. In Los Angeles, Narconon Drug Prevention LA will present an educational talk at the local Rotary Club. In Russia and in Washington, D.C., events will feature Narconon staff presenting information and booklets to the public.

"The job is far from done, but this day helps us realize how many people are against drug trafficking and addiction," added Ms. Birkenshaw. "We will continue our work 365 days a year rehabilitating those who’ve become addicted and educating young people so they never start. It is the reduction of demand will put drug traffickers out of business."

For more information on Narconon and their anti-drug efforts, visit or call 1-800-775-8750.

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