Narconon Programs Helping Traumatized Street Children In Latin America
Released on: October 19, 2010, 8:34 am
Life is rough when sleeping in the sewer is safer than the
Narconon drug rehabilitation and life skills programs for street children are being
delivered in several states in Mexico, Honduras, and other Latin American countries.
Street children are usually understood to mean ‘homeless’ –working and sleeping on
the streets, out of touch with family. But it also can mean just poor and working
the streets, begging, selling whatever, but still sleeping at home.
“Selling whatever they must is the shame of it,” says Clark Carr, president of
Narconon International, who has delivered training workshops to drug rehabilitation
and social programs across northern and southern Mexico. “One rehab director told
me,” he continues angrily, “that he had refused $5000 U.S. from a drug cartel to‘buy 10 children’ from his center so they could ‘work them on the street.’ You think
of poor children selling “chicles” gum. Now you can add selling “information” that
they overhear from persons in restaurants or wherever the children beg. Or these
children are carrying drugs in their little backpacks.”
Worse, many homeless children have to sell their bodies. It makes us shudder to
think what they learn to survive. “I met two charming children,” says Carr, “7 and 9
years old, who had been rescued from sleeping in the sewer…because it was safer than
the street, they said. One boy still had marks on his forehead from rat bites.”
UNICEF approximates that more than 40 million children live or work the streets in
Latin America, escaping from homes where the parents’ divorce or separate. Not so
much poor families as where the parents are addicts or in jail. Or where there is
90% of street children are estimated by UNICEF to be addicted to inhalants,
especially aromatic glues, shoe glue, paint thinner, gasoline. This can produce
irreversible brain damage unless one knows how to reduce the young body’s toxic
burden. Narconon of Georgia trained an
orphanage in Honduras in the Narconon sauna detoxification protocol of vitamins,
minerals, exercise, and repeated sweating in low-heat, dry saunas to cleanse the
body. Those children who chronically had fought or run away to get glue to which
they were addicted, reported the orphanage, after the sauna sessions were healthier
and happier, more friendly with renewed interest in learning.
The Narconon First Step Program is now being used by dozens of centers in at least
three Mexican states. It uses nutrition, too, but also teaches communication skills
and how to collect one’s dispersed, distracted attention to “come more into present
time” and other techniques. A significant component is a book called The Way to
Happiness, a guide to common sense, ethical life choices. Volunteer teacher Paty
Capaceta opened a little school for neighborhood children in Mazatlan. “Following
the 21 precepts of The Way to Happiness,” she says, “the children find something
good, something shining in their lives. They learn they can flourish and prosper.
And they can.” Watch our video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE1w1oexPW0.
About Narconon: Narconon has helped thousands of people reclaim their lives with its holistic and effective treatment methods. For further information on the Narconon Program or the Narconon First
Step, visit our website at Narconon.org.
Contact Details: Narconon International
4652 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90027
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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