Narconon Riverbend Louisiana Volunteers At The Cinderella Project Dress Giveaway in Baton Rouge

Denham Springs, LA – Narconon Louisiana staff and students volunteered at the 5th annual Cinderella Project Dress Giveaway held at a Baton Rouge YMCA on March 24, 2012.  The Narconon volunteers donated their time and creativity turning the YMCA gymnasium into a ball gown showroom where high school junior and senior girls in financial need could get a prom dress.

 One of The Cinderella Project’s most successful projects is their Annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway during which they collect donated evening gowns and provide them to high school students who could not otherwise afford them.

The Cinderella Project Dress Giveaway is open to high school students statewide who are in financial need of a prom dress.  Students from 40 local high schools in 11 parishes attend the event each year and receive a prom dress.

Narconon Louisiana staff and student volunteers prepared for the event; sorting and sizing dresses, setting up dressing rooms with full length mirrors as well as placing gowns on displays, turning the YMCA gymnasium into a ball gown boutique. Over 1500 dresses were displayed for the teens to choose from.  “Being a part of something that is so significant in a young woman’s life was amazing!  I remember my own prom and being able to help someone make their dreams come true was truly moving.  It was an honor,” said J.C., one of the volunteers from Narconon Louisiana.

Founded in January 2008 in Baton Rouge, The Cinderella Project is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. The group collects donations of gently used dresses and monetary contributions, to provide free prom dresses to junior and senior high school students.

Junior and senior high school students who are in financial need are welcome to attend the donation event. No referrals or applications are required.  A valid high school ID is required for students, and students must be accompanied by a female parent or guardian.  Upon registration, students will receive a 30-minute shopping appointment.

The Cinderella Project’s founders Shelton Jones and Sarah Dupree have received praises from parents and young girls alike and have even received assistance from Louisiana’s First Lady.  Their goal is to provide educational outreach and community-based projects that are designed to empower young women with increased self-confidence and to instill an appreciation for community service and the importance of giving back.

“Narconon Louisiana embraces this message and salutes The Cinderella Project’s one hundred percent volunteer run organization for their commitment and dedication.  Helping to empower the young woman of Louisiana and helping to increase their self-confidence goes a long way in helping them avoid bad choices which could include doing drugs,” says Cathy Steiner, Executive Director, Narconon Louisiana.

The Narconon alcohol and drug rehabilitation program prides itself with their 75% success rate.  This success is attributed to its unique drug-free rehabilitation program not using drugs or medications to solve the problems caused by drugs, but use nutrition and nutritional supplements as an important component of its delivery.  Drug cravings are handled during the Narconon New Life Detoxification program that helps remove the drug toxins that are stored in the body.  These steps are then followed by life skills courses that locate why a person starts abusing drugs in the first place and provides the skills needed to make better choices.


About Narconon Louisiana

 Narconon Louisiana , located in Denham Springs, is a non-profit alcohol and drug rehabilitation center licensed by the State of Louisiana.  The Narconon drug rehabilitation and education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez and uses the drug-free rehabilitation and social education methodology based on research developed by American author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard.  They are dedicated to eliminating alcohol and addiction through drug prevention education and rehabilitation.  If you know someone struggling with alcohol addiction or drug abuse and would like more information visit or call 877-340-3602.  Any questions you have in the matter will be addressed in confidence.

Narconon Freedom Center Actively Supports Governor Snyder’s Efforts to Reinvent MI

Albion, MI – Narconon Freedom Center, an alcohol and drug rehab facility that also provides community drug prevention education, actively supports Governor Snyder’s efforts to take back Michigan cities overwhelmed by unemployment, drugs and crime.

Since the fortunes of Detroit and the auto industry began to turn in the late 1970s, the media has carried stories of the deterioration of Michigan communities. Towns and cities began to empty as the unemployed moved to other cities to find work.

On March 7, 2012, Governor Rick Snyder announced his intention to take back Michigan cities from the desolation that has spread through many communities, listing Detroit, Flint, Pontiac and Saginaw as top priorities.

Alcohol and drug addiction have followed the increase in unemployment and crime. Narconon Freedom Center in Albion, Michigan, is dedicated to the elimination of addiction and daily works to play an important role in supporting Governor Snyder’s program.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that nearly 800,000 of Michigan’s nine million residents are addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Narconon Freedom Center Classsroom

Narconon Freedom Center Classsroom

Figures on treatment admissions from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that in 2009, 64,428 Michigan citizens successfully found addiction treatment. This number constitutes only about eight percent of those who needed treatment.

A disproportionately large number of these people were under 21 years of age: Four out of ten being treated for marijuana addiction. Five and a half percent of those treated for crack cocaine addiction. Nearly eight percent of those treated for heroin addiction.

These details further illustrate Michigan’s need for effective drug rehab, among many other social changes, if it is to achieve a faster recovery.

“We are saddened that only about 8% of the 800,000 Michigan residents addicted to drugs or alcohol have found successful addiction treatment and fully support Governor Snyder’s efforts to reinvent Michigan.  As part of our support, we are at this very moment renovating part of our facility to accommodate more admissions.  Additionally, we offering free community drug prevention education that is proven to help teens understand the truth about drugs and to make up their own minds not to use,” says Brian Kuehne, Executive Director of Narconon Freedom Center.

Narconon Freedom Center Sauna

Narconon Freedom Center New Life Detoxification Program

The Narconon Freedom Center alcohol and  drug rehab program is a unique, multi-faceted series of steps featuring one of the nation’s only drug-free withdrawal steps that is a followed by The Narconon New Life Detoxification Program that gets residual drug toxins out of the person’s body helping to handle cravings.  These steps are followed with a series of classes to help the individual discover the reason they became addicted to drugs in the first place and to provide them with the tools they need to live a drug-free productive life. The program boasts at 70% success rate.

“You can help take back Michigan. If you know anyone struggling with alcohol or drug addiction we encourage you to call us immediately at 877-362-9682.  All calls are confidential,” says Kuehne.

About Narconon Freedom Center

Narconon Freedom Center, located in Albion, MI, is a private non-profit agency that is licensed by the State of Michigan. They have provided Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation and Recovery Services to individuals throughout the nation that are dealing with alcohol and substance abuse. Their program boasts at 70% success rate that is 4 time higher than the national average. The Narconon Drug Rehabilitation and Education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez and uses the drug-free rehabilitation and social education methodology based on research developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.  Additionally, they offer drug prevention education and are involved in community outreach programs. For more information visit their website at or call toll-free 877-362-9682.

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center Teams With Friends of Narconon To Educate Youth On Dangers of Drugs

Spring Hill, FL – Suncoast Rehabilitation Center (, a Narconon Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation facility has teamed up with Friends of Narconon to educate young people on the dangers of drugs in a unique school program.

Narconon Suncoast Rehababilitation Center Student

Narconon Suncoast Rehababilitation Center Student

The Friends of Narconon Drug Education program is designed to provide young people with the true and correct educational materials about drugs so that they can make-up their own mind to stay away from them.

An independent study of the Narconon Drug Education Program conducted by FASE (Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education) in Los Angeles concluded: “Changes in those who had indicated that they might use drugs were quite pronounced. Responses clearly indicated a heightened awareness of the adverse effects caused by drug abuse. Comments indicating that they would now never use drugs were common.”

Narconon ( has developed one of the most powerful drug education programs that has proven itself to get results time and again.   The Friends of Narconon provides this education program in the form of “The Truth about Drugs” Video Series.  They seek sponsorships which enables them to send these materials to schools and institutions across the Country.

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center is sponsoring this program in schools in their local area.  “We have committed ourselves to sponsor the Narconon Drug Education program to schools in our area,” says Tammy Strickling, Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center Executive Director. “We like to tackle the alcohol and drug abuse problem from both ends. On one end, we help rehabilitate addicts to recover and live productive drug free lives and on the other end, we provide drug prevention education to young people so they can learn the truth about drugs and never start using them.”

Following are some responses Suncoast Rehabilitation Center has received from students who have watched “The Truth about Drugs” Video Series that is part of the highly successful Narconon Drug Prevention Education program:  “Thanks! You changed my view on drugs completely. This video is actually life changing to me,”  M.J. “I can use this to show people who do drugs how stupid they look and really how uncool it is,” D.L.  “Thanks for donating the video because it taught me a lot,” J.A. “I really like that there were real Narconon graduates telling their story of what they did and why it is not good for you,” S.M.  “I can use what I learned to influence other people to NOT do drugs,” C.T.
To sponsor a school or institution so they can received the Narconon Drug Prevention Education Kit that includes “The Truth about Drugs” Video Series contact the Friends of Narconon (  at 1-888-774-2345.

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, a Narconon Alcohol and Drug Rehab facility has an outstanding success rate of 76% of graduates achieving recovery from addiction. Suncoast graduates are followed up with regularly. The answer to this high rate of success lies with their experienced staff and use of the Narconon program. The Narconon program not only detoxifies the addict’s body from drug and alcohol toxins and thereby eliminates cravings; they also train their students on specific life skills courses that address the reasons why began to abuse drugs or alcohol. The student leaves Suncoast Rehab alcohol or drug-free, with new life skills and knowledge with which to handle life’s problems.

About Suncoast Rehabilitation Center – a Narconon Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, a Narconon Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility, located in Spring Hill, Florida, is a private non-profit agency that is licensed by the State of Florida. Suncoast Rehab is dedicated to expanding their drug education and prevention efforts so new addicts are not made. They assist daily those in their alcohol drug rehab program to overcome the agony caused by substance abuse so they can again live happy and productive lives without drugs. The Narconon drug rehabilitation and education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez and uses the drug-free rehabilitation and social education methodology based on research developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. Narconon is dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation.  If you or someone you know needs help with an alcohol or drug abuse problem, call a certified counselor day or night for real help now at 1-800-511-9403 or visit

Synthetic Drug Use Rising Among Teenagers



The claws of synthetic drugs are griping teenagers today. One of the substances they prefer to abuse is synthetic drugs with exotic names like K2, Spice, and Scooby Max, etc. What makes these fake substances famous is how easily they can be acquired; they can be bought over the counter and have the same kick as the drug they copy.

The recent Monitoring the Future (MTF) 2011 report conveys a disconcerting result; there has been a 32 % increase of marijuana use among teenagers compared to the 2007 data. Another point revealed by the survey is also cause for great concern: there’s a 7% increase of “daily” use of marijuana among high school seniors- a rising curve that hasn’t happened since 1981. Joining in the pot party are 8th graders and 10th graders that admitted to using marijuana at 12.5% and 29% respectively.

Education Drive and New Drug Test Device to Detect Spice 

The MTF survey also found the wide use of the synthetic drugs by teenagers. The survey reveals that one in every nine students use fake drugs.

Owing to the rising incidence of Spice or K2 by teenager users in Georgia, the state banned the use of this particular synthetic drug in 2010. However, drug addicts have the way of getting around the law and still find ways to buy the fake marijuana.  Now drug agents have a new way to test for it.  This month, US Mobile Drug Testing in Albany, GA is providing instant testing devices that can detect Spice or K2.

Quinton Butler, a technician of the new device of Mobile Drug Testing Compliance Technician said “This is unfortunately a growing epidemic. It seems like the drugs are getting heavier and heavier.”  Further, the new detection device will give instant result in just five minutes.

There is no definitive study yet of the long-term effects of synthetic drug such as K2 or Spice but the effects that have been observed so far mimic that of the real marijuana. All of the ingredients being used to make synthetic marijuana have not been fully identified however one powerful ingredient identified is a psychoactive chemical called JWH-018 and JWH-073.  These two ingredients imitates the effects of TCH in real marijuana and is highly addictive and potentially damaging to the body.

Continuing Education Drive to Stop Substance Addiction

Narconon is a non-profit organization specializing in drug prevention education and drug rehabilitation.  They continuously provide education and awareness programs against the use of marijuana and other drugs. Many Narconon centers deploy their staff and volunteers to school, civic groups and fairs to education against the ill effects of addiction. Narconon Georgia and the local Sheriff have worked hand in hand on projects to help people, especially students, understand drugs and how they lead to addiction.

Narconon Reviews

Addiction is a nasty cycle that one needs help to be stop. The Narconon Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation program is highly successful and boasts a 76% success rate.  One of the steps of the program to greatly helps break the cravings of addiction the Narconon New Life Detoxification step that has many good Narconon reviews from graduates. This type of program consists of nutrition, moderate exercises and dry sauna is to flush out the drug toxins that have been lodged in the fatty tissues. The result of this unique program is a renewed sense of well-being. This program is used in all Narconon Drug Rehab centers including Narconon Georgia where the incidence of fake drugs is rising.

One graduate had this to say, “After being at the program for several months I saw some great changes in myself and how I approached life on a daily basis. Today I have more than 1 year drug-free and the biggest change I see is that I actually believe in myself. There is nothing I can’t handle that life brings my way.”

If you know someone struggling with alcohol or drug call Narconon East U.S. immediately at 877-237-3307.  All conversations are confidential.



8 New Drug Trends Identified and On The Rise – Parents Beware!

Bath Salts

Bath Salts

For a country that is making huge efforts to curb crime brought about by drug addiction, many people still thwarting the law and go on their merry way huffing, puffing, and taking drugs despite the risks. Students, especially, seem to experiment looking for new ways to get a cheap  high.

The New 8 Drug Trend Substances

Step aside coke, ganja, prescription pills, etc. the new rising stars of today are conquering the world of addiction.

  • K2 or Spice - dubbed as the new marijuana, K2- or Spice, is on the top of the list for users as it provides same kick as the real thing.  Don’t be fooled by this hapless “herbal incense” sold over the counter with other incense, fragrant oils and candles. Its psychoactive chemicals can be the culprit of seizures, comas, hallucinations and psychotic-like manifestations. Eighteen states in the US have already criminalized the substance.
  • Bath Salts - who would have thought that bath salts are addictive.  When reports starting coming in of cases where people were dying from an overdose of bath salts, NY Senator Charles Schumer responded, “These so-called bath salts contain ingredients that are nothing more than legally sanctioned narcotics, and they are being sold cheaply to all comers, with no questions asked, at store counters around the country.” There has been mounting evidence that bath salts contain methylenedioxypyrovalerone and  mephedrone that causes hallucinations, paranoia, suicidal thoughts and even death.
  • Nutmeg- this food spice contains myristicin, a natural compound that can cause hallucinogenic effects if ingested in a large amount.
  • Salvia Divinorum- it is easy to get and not illegal. This psychoactive plant when used can cause visual distortions, hallucinations, physical or visual impairment, synesthesia and dysphoria. Thirty minutes after ingesting salvia, whether as dried leaves, a liquid extract, or the seeds,  a user can be a “high.” .
  • Aderall and Ritalin- what used to be a prescription drugs for individuals with attention-deficit disorder to keep them focused has wound up being abused by students. According to the director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, Martha J. Farah, the drugs are amphetamine-based, hence addictive.
  • Whippets- popularly known as “laughing gas” is used as an anesthetic. However, people have been using it for the thrill of being numb for a while. Its effects include nausea, sleepiness, lack of coordination and loss of appetite. The long term effect of repeated use can cause permanent damage called neuropathy, in which the nerve fibers are damaged with feelings numbness at the affected body area.
  • DMT- or dimethyltryptamine is less potent than methamphetamine for the effect is of short duration. Nevertheless, the substance is hallucinogenic. The long-term effects of this drug are still unknown, but it can cause paranoia and rapid heartbeat.
  • Anti-Energy Drinks - these products found in the stores shelves are marketed as a drink for relaxation after a hectic day. The so-called anti-energy drink is just a disguise for it is like a sedative in a bottle.. A bottle of anti-energy drink contains hydrocodone or codeine, an addictive opiate which are addictive;

Breaking the Bad Habit

Information is power; hence, it is important that dissemination of the new drug trends and their ill effects be unrelenting. A Narconon Drug Rehab Center sends its staff and volunteers to schools, civic groups, trade shows and fairs to educate people about addiction and how to break the habit of drug use before it becomes a much bigger problem with a fatal end.

Narconon Drug Rehab Centers offer a unique drug-free  program to cure addiction. One of the unique parts of the program is the Narconon New Life Detoxification. This step consists of mild exercise, nutritional supplements and low heat sauna to sweat out the alcohol and drug toxins which helps reduce cravings for drugs or alcohol.

There are ultimately only three outcomes for someone addicted to drugs or alcohol: prison, death or an effective rehabilitation program that leads to sobriety. You can save lives. Find out how you can help someone you know who is struggling  with drug and alcohol problems by calling Narconon East US at 877- 237-3307