Facts About Narconon
- The Narconon program is licensed to use only L. Ron Hubbard's secular, that
is, nonreligious, research and development in drug rehabilitation. The organization
has been corporately separate and independent of any church or other organization
since the first nonprofit public benefit corporation was founded by William
Benitez on May 20, 1970.
- The Narconon staff have long been fortunate to have friendship and support
in terms of volunteer hours, donations, etc. from many churches and their
congregations. Not just Scientology but many churches have been glad to support
Narconon centers saving lives in their communities. Narconon centers are working
in close association with different U.S. Christian churches, with a Buddhist
temple in Taiwan and people of many different faiths.
- The technical methodology used by Narconon has been scientifically studied.
To quote from a 1998 addressed published by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency after an international conference in Washington regarding a formal
study of Mr. Hubbard's sauna program, the conclusion states: "There is
evidence suggesting that the program revitalizes the immune system and improves
the general physical condition of the participant. . . . In addition, the
detoxification program devised by Hubbard possesses a powerful psychotherapeutic
- William Benitez, an inmate of Arizona State Prison, founded the NARCONON
program in 1966. Benitez read a book by American author L. Ron Hubbard, and
by applying the principles it contained on increasing one's abilities, he
and dozens of other inmates were able to permanently end their addictions
to heroin. The Narconon program has evolved from that simple beginning to
a worldwide network of drug prevention and drug-free social education rehabilitation
- The Narconon network consists of over 100 rehabilitation and drug prevention
centers around the world. Our rehabilitation centers produce graduates, the
majority of whom have demonstrated they can live stable, ethical, productive,
drug-free lives. The Narconon drug prevention centers educate hundreds of
thousands of people each year with live presentations and bring the truth
to many more through video presentations and written materials.
- The Narconon drug rehabilitation program is an entirely drug-free social
education program. The key to the success of the Narconon program is the Drug
Rehabilitation Technology developed by author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard.
This methodology has been used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people
around the world to rid themselves of the need for drugs and to regain control
of their lives.
- The Narconon program has from the beginning been founded on key principles
developed by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The keynote is that an
individual is responsible for his own condition and that anyone can improve
his condition if he is given a workable way to do so. It is based on improved
understanding of his fundamental nature: that man is basically good and it
is pain, suffering, and loss that lead him astray.
A truly pioneering innovation researched by Mr. Hubbard was adopted in 1978
known as the Narconon® New Life Detoxification Program. This tissue-cleansing
regimen of specific vitamin/mineral therapy with cardiovascular exercise,
intensive sweating in low heat saunas, adequate replacement of fluids and
oils, has become immensely valuable for reducing the long-term physical and
mental effects of drug residuals on people who have taken drugs. Mr. Hubbard
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 subliminally and overtly on the mind and person and developed
a safe, healthy, and thorough method of cleansing the human body of the actual
- The program steps are entirely drug-free; that is, the Narconon program
does not use drugs or medications to solve the problems caused by drugs, but
does use nutrition and nutritional supplements as an important component of
its delivery. Thus the program is neither a psychiatric nor medical, but a
social education model of rehabilitation.
- A student who has graduated from the Narconon program has recovered from
drug or alcohol addiction. He or she has obtained a new orientation in life.
The premise of the Narconon model is that a former addict can achieve a new
life. This goal applies (and is routinely achieved) whether the program is
delivered in a free-standing center, daily after work, or even in prison.