News.Narconon.org 2011 Part 6
Worldwide, Stimulant-Type Drugs Increase their Threat
The United Nations released a new report on the worldwide amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) threat and noted that this class of drug constitutes the fastest-growing drug problem in this world. Drugs in this class include Ecstasy, amphetamine and methamphetamine. Because these drugs are completely synthetic, they do not need to be close to growing fields. They can be manufactured anywhere that there are chemical companies which means they are popular drugs to be made in China, India, Indonesia and elsewhere. In Southeast Asia, 133 million ATS pills were seized in 2010. Narconon centers around the world offer rehabilitation for those who have become addicted to ATS.
Seniors Can Find Help at Narconon Centers, Too
Drug addiction and rehab may seem to primarily involve young adults, but there are more and more seniors citizens who need help with addiction. The most common drug of addiction for an older adult is alcohol. Addiction in an older person is particularly dangerous as a fall may result in serious injury, older adults may be more impaired than a younger person if they try to drive, and alcohol can interact adversely with other medications they may be taking. Bobby Wiggins of Narconon International pointed out the many benefits of helping older adults find sobriety at Narconon centers.
Plaza in Torre Dell’Orso Dedicated to Man Who Developed Narconon Technology
In the late 1960s, two men collaborated on the founding of the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation technology. One of them was William Benitez, an inmate in Arizona, and the other was author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard helped Willie Benitez implement his works inside the Arizona prison and then later, in the first Narconon center in Los Angeles. For more than forty-five years, tens of thousands of lives have been saved around the world as a result. In the beautiful seaside town of Torre dell’Orso, city officials and executives of Narconon Gabbiano gathered to dedicate the new L. Ron Hubbard Piazza to honor Mr. Hubbard’s contributions.
Drinking at Family Events Over Holidays Presents Dangers
Because serving alcohol at a family dinner over the holidays is such a natural occurrence, it may not be noticed that family members could become impaired drivers. It is just as easy to exceed the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration at a family dinner serving wine as it is at a bar. A person who is just ÒbuzzedÓ on a few glasses of a fine wine may be unable to react quickly enough to avoid an accident on the way home. Bobby Wiggins, Drug Prevention Specialist at Narconon International urges families to be alert to keep impaired family members from driving.
Helping People Get Off Drugs using the Narconon First Step Technology
New Year’s is a time of reflection and planning. As one year ends and another begins, Narconon president Clark Carr recommends that anyone wanting to help others with addiction problems look at the Narconon First Step Program as a possible solution. In Mexico, more than 100 Christian drug rehab centers are using these simple techniques to help people withdraw from drugs in a tolerable manner and begin facing their futures. Anyone can use the material in two inexpensive Narconon First Step books to help others in their communities.
New Year’s Eve Threats to Safety Can be Controlled
It is understandable that a parent of a teen or young adult may be concerned about their children who go out partying on New Year’s Eve. This is a time that people who don’t normally drink will have a few and there will be more impaired drivers on the road. Narconon offers guidelines for playing it safe this New Year’s, including use of designated drivers or taxis, partying in a hotel where you can stay over, giving someone else your keys and much more. Those who are addicted to alcohol may have a harder time keeping things under control. Family members may have to step in and get this person alcohol rehab at a Narconon center to ensure his (or her) safety.