A Narconon® executive directors’ conference is never your normal corporate get-together. This year’s continued the tradition of fascinating news from exotic places. That Siberia and Egypt, Northern California and Taiwan report area drug abuse problems more in common than not manifests that there is still much to do to reduce alcohol and other drug addiction worldwide.
Just so at the 2010 Narconon Directors Conference recently concluded at the Hilton Hotel in Dallas. Phil Hart, the network’s executive director, welcomed the 100 attendees in English with simultaneous translations whispering into earphones in four languages. One purpose of the conference is to celebrate expansion of centers, regions, and continental networks. For the first year, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) won a national expansion award, accepted by CIS director Sergei Baskevitch and also the Narconon Krasnoyarsk drug rehab director from the heart of Siberia (Above picture: Director of a Siberian drug rehab center at international Narconon conference). It wasn’t snowfall this year that might have delayed their arrival, but ashfall from the jet stream plume of the exploding Iceland volcano. Fortunately, that abated enough so that all Europeans made their flights.
Conference workshops focused on how best to achieve stably drug-free program graduates: A workshop on L. Ron Hubbard coursework on raising communication skills, another on how to raise the personal ethics code of responsibility of every recovering addict, another on workplace drug education. But the evolving world was mirrored in workshops on website and internet communication strategies.
You can always tell, too, where the going is tough - Narconon is there to help. President Narconon International Clark Carr showed a video of Narconon “First Step” training sessions delivered across western Mexico to drug rehab centers outside the Narconon network, and to prisons, doctors and community leaders, all suffering under the violence of warring drug cartels. Victor Capaceta and Francisco Lozano, directors of a Mazatlan Twelve Step drug rehabilitation center, were presented an award for courage and tenacity in their work with 30 similar centers practicing newly learned Narconon tools in their communities (picture: Mazatlan drug rehab directors and supporters receive award for their courage at Narconon international conference). The Narconon First Step drug withdrawal and relapse prevention includes nutritional help, hands-on pain and anxiety reduction, and distribution of The Way to Happiness, a commonsense guide to better life choices, written by Mr. Hubbard. “Narconon has shown us that an addict can recover, really and truly,” said Victor, “and we are proud to join together as a team to stop the violence, to save lives.” The applause Victor got required no translation at all.
For more information on Narconon methods or Narconon drug rehab and education work in Mexico, please visit www.narconon.org.
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