Recent Study Supports Narconon Vista Bay Position That Sports
Are An Effective Drug Deterrent
on: August 28, 2009, 3:38 am
is recognized worldwide for running highly effective drug and
addiction treatment centers, but few people realize the organization
actively supports athletics, including sponsoring a number of
high profile sporting events. A recent study released by the Women’s
Sport Foundation concluded that participating in sports reduces
the risk of illicit drug use by both male and female athletes.
This finding reinforces the pro-sports position that Narconon
has held for decades.
State, August 28, 2009 -- A recent Women’s Sport Foundation
study shows people who participate in sports are less likely to
engage in illicit drug use, a conclusion shared by Narconon.
well known addiction treatment organization,
Narconon offers a variety of athletic activities as a key
component of the treatment programs at addiction rehab centers
it operates. The organization also promotes sports and sponsors
sporting events as a way of offering communities an alternative
to drug use, while sending a message about drug-free, healthy
activities. The core concept is that participating in sports not
only engages the participants, promoting a healthy lifestyle for
children and adults, but athletic competition is also much more
enjoyable and rewarding than drug use. The Women’s Sport
Foundation study validates this position with its finding that
the incidence of drug use decreases for people who are actively
involved in sports.
President Clark Carr points out: “Our drug educators and
community volunteers have been endlessly creative in raising public
awareness, understanding, and commitment.” Part of that
creativity has been expressed through hosting or organizing a
wide range of sporting events, among them: golf tournaments, celebrity
softball games, international marathons, hockey games featuring
NHL alumni, bicycle tours and European football matches. Besides
the health benefits gained by those participating in athletic
endeavors, Narconon staff and volunteers are on hand at these
events to provide educational drug awareness material and promote
the advantages of a drug-free lifestyle. A community that has
fun, engaging and competitive recreational sports options available
for youth and adults alike, has accessible alternatives that can
make the difference between making a healthy choice, or turning
to drugs out of boredom.
Even when not directly hosting the event, Narconon participation
or sponsorship is evident in many other organized sports activities
throughout the world, including Narconon sponsored racing cars,
community soccer teams throughout Europe and the Narconon Miracles
hockey team. Besides its involvement in sporting events, Narconon
also partners with community organizations and government agencies
to provide drug education programs to thousands of school children
across the United States and throughout the world.
information about Narconon community education projects, sponsored
sporting events and addiction treatment programs may be found
or by contacting 831-274-6986. Information about the Women’s
Sport Foundation may be found at its web site: www.womenssportsfoundation.org.
Contact Details: Since its formation in Arizona in 1967, Narconon
has grown to encompass over 150 centers in thirty-five different
countries with twelve hundred staff, plus countless volunteers.
While premier drug rehabilitation centers such as
Narconon Vistabay remain critical to the organization’s
mission, drug prevention and education programs, including the
promotion of sporting events, are a focus for Narconon staff worldwide.
Drug prevention through education is critical, but when it fails,
facilities like Narconon Vista bay are
there to provide the safety net that victims of addiction need
in order to recover and regain their lives.
Mike (at) Drugrehab.net