The Narconon Heroin Rehabilitation Program

L. Ron Hubbard and the Narconon Program

The Narconon program has, from the beginning, been founded on key principles developed by author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard.

From its earliest days of inception in an Arizona State Prison cell to present day, the Narconon program aims to help as many substance abusers as possible to reclaim their lives using a unique and drug-free approach. On the matter of drugs, Mr. Hubbard is quoted,

“One has the choice of being dead with or being alive without them. Drugs rob life of the sensations and joys which are the only reason for living anyhow.” -L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard and the Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Program

In the early 1960s, Mr. Hubbard witnessed what he felt would be long-term consequences of the accelerating drug culture. He responded to Arizona State Prison inmate William Benitez’s requests for help with a fledgling Narconon program. Benitez had found some of Hubbard’s books in the prison library and, upon reading them, saw how Hubbard’s works could apply to the problem of substance abuse. Benitez reached out to Hubbard who continued to write up his observations on the effects of drugs on the individual person, his body, and the society as a whole.

The Narconon program from its inception promoted an approach to rehabilitation without recourse to alternative drugs. This early program did not, however, deal directly with withdrawal symptoms and difficulties. In 1973, after Mr. Hubbard had conducted further research to aid Narconon staff to help others through the difficulties of withdrawal discomfort safely and with minimal discomfort, the Narconon program adopted these procedures to include drug-free withdrawal, using vitamins and mineral supplements along with special techniques to ease the mental and physical symptoms caused by abstinence.

Mr. Hubbard further noted the scientific evidence behind the accumulation of drug and other toxic residuals in the human body. He postulated the influence that these psychoactive toxins might have, both subliminally and overtly, on the body and mind. He then developed a safe, healthy, and thorough method of cleansing the body of the actual drug residuals left behind after excessive substance abuse.

This pioneering innovation researched by Mr. Hubbard was adopted in 1978, known as the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. This tissue-cleansing regimen was designed for the reduction of long-term physical and mental effects caused by drug and alcohol residuals in people who have taken these substances. Using a specific regimen of vitamin/mineral supplements alongside cardiovascular exercise, intensive sweating in dry heat saunas, adequate replacement of fluids and oils, this program has become immensely valuable in the course of treatment and recovery.

Keynotes of Narconon Heroin Rehab

One of the most fundamental principles underlying Narconon’s rehabilitative strategy is accountability. Each step of the program is designed along the theme of personal responsibility for one’s own actions and condition in life–good or bad. The Narconon Program is based on a theory that man is basically good, and that pain, suffering, and loss that lead him astray. Given new, workable ways to live life without drugs or alcohol, any addict can successfully recover.

With the New Life Detoxification Program, students regularly report a remarkable increase in clarity of thinking, peace of mind and well being. It can also reduces or eliminate cravings for drugs that stem from drug toxins which are hidden or lodged in the tissues of the body.

Based on decades of outcome studies, reviews, staff reports and graduate surveys, it has been determined that approximately 70% of Narconon graduates live drug abstinence lives, stay out of trouble and remain productive as by returning to work or school, measured during periods of time ranging from 6 months to several years.

To learn more about the Narconon Program and heroin addiction treatment, feel free to browse our full website for more resources and information.

© 2013 Narconon International. Grateful acknowledgement is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard.

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