Teen Drug Use Down

When President Bush stated his administration's goal of reducing the nation's youth drug use by 10 percent in two years and 25 percent in five, he meant it.  According to the 2003 Monitoring the Future survey, it appears that the first of those two goals has been obtained.

Released on Friday the 19th of December, the Department of Health and Human Services sponsored survey showed an 11 percent overall decline in drug use among 8th, 10th and 12th grade students since 2001.  Having nearly half a million less teen drug users is definitely a good indicator, as long as the momentum can be maintained.

A large part in that success seems to be owed to the Faith-Based and Community Initiative started by the Bush administration.  Treating people with at least an acknowledgement of a spiritual component, regardless of the religion, has definitely proven to be more effective than treating them as animals in a more medical or scientific model that uses drugs to alter brain chemicals.

Faith-Based and Community Initiative coordinator for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Clifton Mitchell spoke at the grand opening of Narconon Arrowhead in 2001 in support of effective non-traditional approaches to drug prevention and rehabilitation. 

The Narconon program uses the drug-free methodology of American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, whose research on the negative affects of drugs and other toxins led to a uniquely effective sauna detoxification procedure.  Narconon uses the sauna program to rid addicts of stored drug residues and frees them from the physical cravings for the drugs.

"One of the greatest things about the Narconon program," exclaims Luke Catton, President of Narconon Arrowhead, "Is that it can be applied to anyone from any religious or ethnic background and achieve tremendous results."  Catton continues to say, "That is why you see our network expanding to centers and groups now in 37 countries and even being operated in association with clergy of many faiths.  The mission of Narconon is to eradicate the problem of drug and alcohol abuse internationally."

Education and awareness is a major factor in the reduction of teen drug use, where the method of communicating is just as important as the message when it comes to our nation's youth.  Narconon Arrowhead delivers live presentations by experienced speakers that have overcome drug addiction to tens of thousands of students every year in many states, as well as teaching others to effectively do so as well.

To find out more information or to get help for a loved one in need, contact Narconon Arrowhead today at 1-800-468-6933.