Most of you know by now that I used to be married to an alcoholic. Sometimes I think I would still be married to an alcoholic if I hadn’t gone to work in a drug & alcohol rehab hospital. I don’t think the hospital did a lot to help it’s patients, but the education I received was invaluable.
I was just reading about a drug rehab program that sounds 100 times more humane and effective than the one in the hospital where I worked. The Narconon Drug Rehab Program begins by enrolling students rather than “patients”. I know it’s just a word, but language is powerful and how a person thinks or feels about him/her self is critical to his/her recovery and healing.
Narconon was founded by William Benitez while he was an inmate at Arizona State Prison. He realized that his drug addiction had caused most of the problems in his life. He set out to change his patterns of thinking and expectations, and after successfully transforming himself, he fought for the right to teach other inmates the life lessons and principles he had learned.
Today one of the original members of that first Narconon Program in 1967, Gordon Weinand, works for Narconon Drug Rehab in Georgia. He was one of the first of many success stories. Narconon doesn’t treat patients, they educate people. They start first by giving addicts a new vision of themselves and setting a goal — becoming the person they always wanted to be — and then Narconon teaches them the tools, strategies and concepts that will lead to obtaining those goals.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from addiction, call Narconon. They have over 40 years of success behind them. Go to the website, read the stories. Call the phone number. Save a life.