Book Released by Narconon Arrowhead Helps People Understand Addiction

Book Released by Narconon Arrowhead Helps People Understand Addiction


Helping Someone Overcome Addiction provides answers about alcohol and drug abuse.

A book published by Narconon Arrowhead is a much needed answer to the problem of drug and alcohol addiction. Helping Someone Overcome Addiction is filled with useful information on the devastating cycle of addiction and the reasons why it affects so many people and causes so much loss.

"For drug addicts and their families there is a lot of misery and pain associated with addiction and this lasts, in some cases, a lifetime. With more than 20 million drug addicts in the United States and their associated loved ones, there is an overwhelming need to understand the cause of this pain and suffering which is the cycle of addiction," says Derry Hallmark co-author of the book.

The book informs the public on the complete cycle of addiction covering subjects such as what drugs do the mind and body, physical cravings and relapse and how a person gets involved with using drugs in the first place. It is the first volume in an eventual series that helps people to understand the basics and underlying factors of why and how individuals become addicted to drugs.

"Most of the information is based on 30-plus years of research done by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, who recognized early on that drug and alcohol addiction is a huge problem," says Gary Smith,  co-author of the book. Smith, himself a recovered heroin addict through the Narconon® program, has been helping others do the same through effective education and rehabilitation since 1975.

Gary Smith is the Executive Director of Narconon Arrowhead, which is the largest facility in the international network of Narconon drug rehabilitation and education programs.  The network spans over 120 programs in more than three dozen countries and continues to grow due to its effectiveness at helping people end the cycle of addiction. 

Helping Someone Overcome Addiction can be ordered through or visit for more information.  To get help for a loved one in need contact Narconon Arrowhead today by calling 1-800-468-6933.