* The Narconon® drug rehabilitation program has been helping individuals leave drugs and alcohol behind for over 30 years. With locations literally all over the world, the Narconon network has come to know too well that the problem of drugs and drug addiction is a global concern and needs a universal solution. The Narconon program provides that solution. The Narconon program is a planetary approach to addiction solutions.
* Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon Spain, Narconon Russia, Narconon Australia, Narconon Germany, Narconon Italy, Narconon Sweden, Narconon Denmark, Narconon Mexico, Narconon Canada and many others are all helping to end the drug problem once and for all.
* Whether in our inpatient facilities or prison or outpatient facilities, the Narconon program proves that there is hope and help for a person afflicted with drug addiction or alcoholism. Only the Narconon program fits such a variety of settings. This is primarily due to the basic foundation of the program, which is to help the individual increase his/her own abilities to handle the problems associated with addiction as well as increase his/her abilities to deal with life successfully without the need for drugs or alcohol.
* If you or someone you love is suffering from an addiction problem, or you would like to contribute to the Narconon network and its global effort as many others have, please review our site and contact Narconon Arrowhead immediately. Many suffering families await a change.
Meet the team of highly trained individuals and tour the campus at Narconon Arrowhead
With over 100 dedicated staff to service the needs of our clients, it is no wonder we consistently produce drug free people who are valuable contributing members of society.
A person must keep in mind that the program is an intense one with much of a student's day spent receiving the life-saving Narconon drug rehabilitation services program. This doesn't mean students can't enjoy the amenities that accompany the resort facility, but it does mean the focus is always on recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Narconon UK has been a registered charity since 1975. It has delivered drug education programs nationally since that time, from Bournemouth on the southern coast to Manchester, England and Scotland in the North.
As a result of its proven long-term success, Narconon UK has also received social service funding from England’s health care system. It is currently in the process of opening a new residential treatment center, and helping to open centers in Ireland and Scotland. They have also been running a program in the prison system and have trained prisoners in drug education. There are several Narconon® drug education centers throughout the United Kingdom and in Ireland.
A Narconon® program was implemented in Taipei Jail with the cooperation and support of the government and Buddhist community. Because of its success with the incarcerated heroin addicts, other applications of Narconon methodology in Taiwan have been planned. Teachers throughout the nation are being trained in Narconon drug education methods and national, regional, and local events have been mounted as part of a joint venture with the government to vastly increase drug education. Additionally, Narconon staff are working together with Buddhist and other social benefit organizations to open a network of rehabilitation centers for adults, youth, recently released prison inmates, etc., utilizing vacant temple properties, etc.
The beautiful Narconon Romandie has been located since 1988 in an Alpine village in Switzerland’s French region. Narconon Deutschschweitz opened in the German region of Switzerland in 1992. The Swiss Narconon centers receive 100 percent government funding for their students’ programs.
In 1972, Stig Bjork, a worker in Stockholm’s Central Children’s Nursery, opened the first Narconon® center, using, in his enthusiasm, his own apartment. Delivery expansion caused several moves and they finally settled in the beautiful Narconon Huddinge facilities, which has warm support from its community and county. It has continued steady delivery from this location up to the present. In 1982, Narconon Eslov opened outside the town of Malmo in southern Sweden and Narconon Knutby outside Uppsala north of Stockholm in 1990. The Swedish residential Narconon centers are licensed by their various County Boards and are fully funded by local Communes (local administrative districts).
Narconon Sweden has done extensive public drug education nationally and, from its national administrative office, has helped disseminate information about the Narconon treatment program throughout Europe. Narconon Gothenburg and Narconon Vasteras are dedicated directly to drug education service.
Narconon Sweden recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Staff were commended by Members of Parliament and other officials from around the country, including police executives with whom Narconon Sweden staff have worked for many years.
Narconon Sweden has also had several studies done of Narconon program’s statistical rate of success (“drug-free two years after completion of the program”). In addition to the evaluation conducted by social worker, Peter Gerdman, in 1981, which showed the remarkable success percentage of 78 percent, a study completed in the early 1990s investigated further results of the Narconon program and reported that “good family relations” improved from 41 percent prior to Narconon to 94 percent afterwards. Prior to program entrance, 87 percent of the Swedish students reported criminal histories, but 2 years after Narconon this had diminished to only 22 percent.
In 1997, Narconon Sweden helped Narconon Norway, where only drug education services had been delivered, begin preparations for a full rehabilitation center in Oslo. Additionally, drug education lectures have been delivered for years throughout Sweden by Narconon staff who often are working directly in league with local police and other community agencies.
Narconon Sweden and Narconon International together hosted the 2nd International Conference on Human Detoxification in Stockholm in 1997. Included among the keynote and other speakers were research scientists and others from the Russian Academy of Medical Science, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Sweden, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Subjects discussed and debated included designer drugs in Europe and detoxification from drugs (and radioactive elements) through Mr. Hubbard’s sauna protocol.
Narconon Los Molinos, in the mountains just west of Madrid, occupies a large country chalet and can accommodate 30 students. It opened in 1983, along with Narconon Retiro (student capacity 25) and the elegant Narconon Mediterraneo, shown above (student capacity 60), two facilities that expanded their quarters and moved to the southern region of Andalusia. Spanish Narconon staff and program graduates in the form of the Friends of Narconon Association along with graduates’ parents in the Narconon Parents Association are working vigorously in national drug education and prevention campaigns.
With increasing demand for workable drug rehabilitation methods a Narconon® center has opened in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 1997, Narconon Aotearoa (Maori for New Zealand) began full Narconon program delivery in facilities donated by the indigenous Maori community which, like the native populations of other countries, suffers heavily from alcohol and other drug abuse.
In 1996, Narconon Colombia officially began full Narconon program delivery in a center on the outskirts of Santa Fe de Bogotá.
Narconon Mexico in Queretero, north of Mexico City, opened its doors for full delivery in March of 1998.
Narconon Brazil staff have begun extensive drug education delivery (particularly in the populous Sao Paulo area, which also has a high crime and homacide rate from drug abuse). They also have begun training professional staff of other centers in the specifics of the Narconon program methodology. Narconon Argentina has been delivering drug education lectures and airing regular radio drug education in the Buenos Aires area since 1997.
Italy boasts more Narconon centers than any other country in the world. Nearly 4,000 students have completed the full Narconon program in Italy since the first Narconon center opened in the Lombardy region in 1981. The staff have also distributed tens of thousands of drug education booklets nationwide as a public service to their communities.
In the last few years several Narconon centers have combined and moved into spacious, beautiful facilities in the countryside. The current Narconon Centers are: in the Calabria region, Narconon Il Falco, Narconon La Fenice and Narconon Albatros; in Puglia, Narconon Il Gabbiano; in Marche, Narconon Astore and Narconon Alfiere; and in Sicily, Narconon Grifone.
As many other Narconon areas are doing, Narconon Italy has launched a massive national drug education campaign. In Italy, they have published a series of drug education booklets with key knowledge regarding drugs and their effects on the mind, how to talk to your kids about drugs, nutritional aids to withdrawal, the dangers of substitute drugs, etc. These have been distributed broadly to government officials, the armed forces, media, schools, mayors, etc. The result has been an upswing in large drug education events, where towns band together to create community events, delivery of drug education to personnel on military bases, and so forth. Hopefully, this is evidence of a long-range educational campaign that will be continued until it dramatically reduces drug use among Italian youth and young adults.
First licensed by the Danish government in 1986, Narconon Denmark’s live-in center is located in a little town called Skellingsted about 100 km from Copenhagen. It is also a training center for European Narconon centers. Recently, a specialized drug education center began service in Denmark, called Narconon Stoffri Zone (Drug-Free Zone).
A Narconon® facility opened its doors in Germany in 1989 and Narconon ® drug rehabilitation services have been in the area near Hamburg since that time, as well as drug education services across a broad area.
Narconon Holland was first opened in a hotel in Amsterdam. It expanded throughout the years to its present country quarters in eastern Holland, Narconon Zutphen. Students from throughout Europe have attended and graduated from Narconon Zutphen. The center, which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary, has received long-term charitable support for its scholarship program from a nearby Catholic convent and other community members interested in drug rehabilitation.
Narconon Moscow established a full in-patient center in 1994. Since then, four other Narconon residential centers have opened in the CIS: Narconon Kharkov, Narconon Ekaterinburg, Narconon Dimitrovgrad and Narconon Almaty in Kazakhstan.
In Australia the non-residential seminar-style voluntary withdrawal Narconon® program, called “Get Off Drugs Naturally,” has been running successfully since 1997 in Melbourne. Students in withdrawal along with a supportive family member or friend are instructed in how to effectively get off drugs with nutritional supplements and other Narconon procedures. This seminar program is being used also by members of the Australian aboriginal community to help street youth and others in trouble safely withdraw from drugs without the use of substitute drugs.
First established in 1971, Narconon Canada opened a street program in Toronto in 1972, incorporated as a Federally Registered Charity. Narconon Canada also worked with prison populations in British Columbia. Narconon Montreal opened outpatient and drug education services in 1997.