Notes from the kids to Brian after his talk.
Narconon Freedom Center delivered drug prevention education to 95 students at a local school October 28th and 29th for Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the Nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year.
The week pays tribute to Special Agent Kiki Camarena, an 11 year DEA veteran, who lost his life when on the trail of the country’s biggest marijuana and cocaine traffickers in 1985. Shortly after Kiki’s death, Congressman Duncan Hunter and Kiki’s high school friend Henry Lozano launched “Camarena Clubs” in Kiki’s hometown of Calexico, California. Red Ribbon Week grew out of these first efforts to honor Kiki and raise awareness of the dangers of drugs.
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Narconon Freedom Center again helps addicts reunite with their families over a huge Thanksgiving Feast. The alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility understands how important reuniting family is to the recovery process of those struggling with addiction.
This year’s Thanksgiving Feast menu consisted of turkey with all the fixings and a large buffet of desserts that included Pumpkin Pie. Families were encouraged to bring any special dishes that their loved one might enjoy which are part of their individual traditions.
“This may be the first holiday in years that families have been able to spend with their loved one sober and in a safe environment. It’s very gratifying to see these families reunited and having hope for the first time that they will be able to spend many more holidays with their loved one sober and happy,” said Brian Kuehne, Executive Director of Narconon Freedom Center Michigan.
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Denham Springs, LA – Narconon New Life Retreat recently invited families from around the country to join their loved ones at the drug rehab facility for Thanksgiving dinner. The holidays can be especially tough for families when a loved one is in a rehab program. The meal is a symbol of the importance family plays in recovery and is a step in rebuilding those relationships.
Mark is a Narconon graduate who overcame the odds and is now celebrating the holidays at home having repaired his relationships with his family. Mark remembers holidays past when all he could do was run away from his family. This holiday season will be different, “I really feel that having my family back is a key part of my recovery,” Mark said after his recent graduation.
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Albion, MI - Narconon Freedom Center drug rehab graduate shared her “Hopeless to Dopeless” story on the Fox 59 Morning News show in Indianapolis, IN last week to help promote National Recovery Month. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness”. In keeping with this theme, graduate Sara D. told her story of recovery letting others know it is possible for anyone to fully recover from addiction and lead a happy productive life.
Sara told the Fox59.com viewers, “I had gone to eight other treatment centers that didn’t work. My mom never gave up on me and continued to search for something that would truly help me get off drugs. She found the Narconon Freedom Center drug rehab which is a holistic program that doesn’t give one drug to get you off another. Part of the program is a sauna detox that helps get the drug toxins out of your body. It was during this part of the program that my cravings stopped. The other parts of the program that included Life Skills taught me that I could change and really be happy.”
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Albion, MI – Narconon Freedom Center received a report this week from a graduate of their alcohol and drug rehabilitation program. After a year of being sober the former student is well, has earned her GED, gotten a full time job and is living on her own. She is enrolled in college to be a teacher with the purpose of helping struggling adolescents realize there is more to life than drugs and street life. This student’s life demonstrates SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) new working definition of recovery, “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”
“My addiction started with smoking marijuana and drinking when I was 12 years old. Before I knew what happened, I had tried nearly every drug that could be bought off the streets at just 15 years old… I had found the drug that I just couldn’t seem to get enough of: heroin. My loved ones watched me spiral out of control and eventually had to completely disconnect for their own sanity. At 17 I had become homeless because of my addiction. I had to learn how to survive any way that I could. I resorted to stealing, lying, cheating and prostitution to support my increasingly large drug use,” said A.M.
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