International Salutes Narconon Arrowhead For Outstanding Community Spirit In
on: October 20, 2010, 6:14 am
Author: Leland Michaels
year as Red Ribbon Week approaches, Narconon International focuses on one outstanding
U.S. center’s efforts to power the national campaign that has made drug
prevention everyone’s concern. This year, the honors go to Narconon in
Red Ribbon Week still weeks away, the urgent need to address a growing drug
problem in nearby McAlester prompted Narconon Arrowhead, the international drug
rehab network’s premiere drug rehab and training facility, to be a key
backer of the Take Back McAlester Campaign.
in a full day of family activities during the official Red Ribbon Week, Narconon
Arrowhead, along with the McAlester Chamber of Commerce, Pride in McAlester
and other local volunteer organizations are rallying the entire city to “Take
McAlester Back.” The campaign promotes a drug-free lifestyle and brings
arts and creativity back to the city.
year’s Red Ribbon Week theme, ‘Lock Your Meds,’ and its vital
message to keep medications out of the hands of kids focuses on an issue that
Narconon International has made a priority in 2010, says Narconon International
Drug Education Director Bobby Wiggins. “The proactive steps Narconon Arrowhead
is taking to engage an entire city to rally and get this vital message across
are truly laudable,” says Wiggins.
statistics from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) show that in 2006, 2.1 million teens abused prescription drugs. The
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) reports that ½ of all
new abusers of prescription drugs are between the ages of 12 & 17. Everyday,
2500 teens begin abusing prescription drugs. Deaths caused by prescription drug
overdoses have surpassed those caused by illicit drugs.
mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment
towards the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA. The National Red Ribbon Week, sponsored
by the National Family Partnership (NFP), is an ideal way for individuals and
communities to unite and take a visible stand against substance abuse. Narconon
Drug Rehab centers throughout the United States and the world take pride
in successfully helping hundreds of thousands individuals and families overcome
drug and alcohol addiction every year through community participation as well
as drug prevention efforts and rehabilitation. For additional information about
the Narconon Program please visit our video at http://www.youtube.com/user/narconon#p/u/18/qiODr5s08Gs.
Narconon: Narconon International
is a holistic drug rehab program with unique but proven methods for permanently
treating those addicted to drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you love is struggling
with drug or alcohol addiction, please call Narconon Arrowhead at 1-800-775-8750 or
log onto www.stopaddiction.com. Narconon
has also recently attracted the media in Costa Rica Click
Here to watch the footage.
Details: Narconon International
4652 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90027
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