Narconon New Life Retreat Helps Sponsor Walk4Recovery In Support Of Recovery Month

Narconon New Life Retreat Staff at Walk4Recovery

Narconon New Life Retreat staff members traveled to City Park Festival Grounds, New Orleans, September 21st, to participate in Walk4Recovery. This year Action Against Addiction teamed up with the Jefferson Parish Alliance of Concerned Citizens (JPACC) to show their support for America’s troops and veterans. All proceeds raised by JPACC runners and walkers will benefit the Armed Services Network of Louisiana.

The torrential rainfall at this year’s event did nothing to dampen the high spirits as hundreds of walkers and runners took to the 5K course. “I want everyone to know that recovery can be fun,” said Narconon New Life Retreat’s Director of Communications, Diana Re, as she danced to the DJ playing at the event.

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Narconon Louisiana Contributes To Ongoing National Alcohol Awareness Campaign

Narconon Louisiana

Denham Springs, LA. – Narconon Louisiana supports the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence’s (NCADD) National Alcohol Awareness Campaign.  In keeping with this year’s theme, “Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities:  Prevent Underage Drinking”, Narconon Louisiana shares a graduate’s story of how they overcome their alcoholism that started with underage drinking.

D.C. states, “I used to bartend and almost every night I would go through a bottle of tequila.  On the weekends, I would also get really drunk after work which was about 3 o’clock in the morning.”

“During that era of my life there wasn’t a lot of time where I could remember what was going on in my life.  I missed my children’s events in school.  I missed spending time with my family.  My whole life seemed to revolve around alcohol and because of that, all of my responsibilities fell, work, family…everything. I only cared about alcohol.”

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Narconon Riverbend Retreat Louisiana Donates to Denham Springs Project Graduation

Narconon Riverbend Louisiana Truth About Drugs

Denham Springs, LA – Narconon Riverbend Retreat Louisiana ( is proud to lend its support to Project Graduation with a cash donation and drug education DVDs.  On Friday, May 11, 2012, the Senior Class of Denham Springs High School will hold its 10th annual graduation which will be followed by Project Graduation from 11:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. at the North Park Recreation Center in Denham Springs.

Project Graduation is an event held nationwide to provide a safe, alcohol-free and drug-free environment which offers various activities for seniors on graduation night.  Project Graduation began locally in Denham Springs in 2002 in response to the many hazardous and often harmful choices available on graduation night.

Narconon Riverbend Retreat representatives met with Flaget Deville, the coordinator of this year’s event.  They presented her with a $400 contribution and hundreds of drug education videos to put in the gift bags for teens who attend Project Graduation this year. “I am moved to tears,” said Ms. Deville.  “Drugs and alcohol have affected a lot of children in our community and to know there are friends like Narconon who work toward helping those who have been affected by it is truly touching.”

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  Narconon Riverbend Louisiana Campaigns For National Alcohol Awareness Month 201

Denham Springs, LA – Narconon Riverbend Louisiana joins the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) in their campaign to increase awareness of alcohol abuse during National Alcohol Awareness Month, April 2012.  This year’s theme is “Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities: Prevent Underage Drinking” and is designed to draw attention to the pervasive impact that alcohol, alcohol-related problems and alcoholism have on young people, their friends, on families and in our communities.

NCADD notes that each year, about 5000 young people die from injuries caused by alcohol use.  This statistic makes it vital to aggressively educate the parents of teens and pre-teens on the dangers of alcohol abuse as well as what happens to change a social drinker into an alcoholic.

The horrors of alcoholism as well as underage drinking are exemplified in the following story from a recent Narconon Riverbend graduate:  Click here to read the rest of the story -

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.