Clearwater, FL – Narconon East US reports the Narconon Centers in their sector are experiencing a prescription drug abuse epidemic and that the prescription drug most commonly abused are Oxycontin®, one brand name for the powerful opiate oxycodone. Other brand names for this opiate include Dazidox® , Endocodone® , ETH-Oxydose®, Oxyfast®, OxyIR®, Percolone®, and Roxicodone®. Over the last 12 months, the Narconon East US Centers are reporting between 60-70% of their clients are getting off these prescription opiates.

Narconon Drug Rehabilitation ( Counselors attribute this increase to the ease with which people can get prescription drugs.  As well, Oxycontin, one of the most abused prescription drugs, was reclassified from use for cancer and severe pain to use for moderate to severe pain making it extremely easy to get.

“Regardless of the reason for this rise in prescription drug abuse, such as Oxycontin, that has such a strong hold on its users, it still leaves the user with the need for a drug-free withdrawal and rehabilitation program. People addicted to these drugs need a program that will help will get to the bottom of why they started abusing drugs in the first place and then give them the skills to be successful in life.  The Narconon program will do this,” says Yvonne Rodgers, Executive Director of Narconon East US.

The Narconon East US Centers and the other Narconon Centers worldwide offer the only drug-free withdrawal method along with a full program that helps the student fully recover. Watch their Public Service Announcement at

A Narconon “student” (as they call people who enroll in the program) does not enroll to recover from an “illness”; he enrolls to handle the issues in life that he wasn’t confronting before and in the process learns new problem-solving skills as well as handle his physical addiction.  He addresses the problems that had him start to use drugs as well as the disabilities often caused by drug use.  The unique Narconon life skills program lets him address his own personal issues and gain new abilities and skills for life.

Narconon Centers prepare graduating students with “re-entry” programs to follow as they re-start their lives on a new footing.  The complete Narconon drug rehabilitation program is intended to produce graduates who can stand on their own feet and live drug-free, ethical lives. A Narconon graduate does not go to weekly meetings for months after completion, nor does he describe himself as “recovering.” “Our international success rate for graduates is 75%” says Rodgers, “this is because the Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Program fully addresses the addict’s physical and mental addictions.”

Even with a drug as powerful as Oxcontin, Narconon has been having lasting success since we started handling this drug over a decade ago.  There are no replacement drugs that can give an addict the quality of life that a truly drug-free life can. Complete recovery from prescription drugs is possible with Narconon. A student who has graduated from the Narconon program (  has recovered. He or she has obtained a new orientation in life. The premise of the Narconon rehabilitation program is that a former addict can achieve a new sober and successful life.

Narconon East US ( helps the existing Narconon Centers in the East US, as well as establishing new centers. Narconon was founded in 1966 and is a non-profit drug rehabilitation program dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. The Narconon drug rehabilitation program routinely results in drug-free lives, with the majority of graduates going on to live stable, ethical, productive, drug-free lives. These Narconon graduates, whether drug-free for ten, twenty or even 40 years, demonstrate the success and results of Narconon program. If you know someone struggling with prescription drug abuse or would like more information visit or call 877-237-3307 and any questions you have in the matter can be addressed in confidence.