| The Narconon
rehabilitation program materials and methodology enable the majority of its
students to achieve a stably drug-free, productive, ethical life. A fundamental
premise of the Narconon program, known and used by all its staff and students,
is that stable recovery is achievable.
This result is not achieved without effort. Narconon
students are brought to understand that they will achieve a drug-free life only
if they use the knowledge and life skills they are learning. A vital part of
achieving this goal is developing a realistic, workable sense of personal
ethics and responsibility. Personal addiction to drugs can be ended. Our
statistics show that a majority of our graduates have achieved this freedom.
Narconon International and its centers are constantly working to improve their
Addicts characteristically subordinate values such
as work, family relationships, and community responsibilities to the ingestion
and unwise use of alcohol and/or drugs. Social neglect and criminal behavior
are frequent companions of drug abuse and alcoholism. Efforts to develop a
functional normative system, as it is done by Narconon, should result in
favorable outcomes. Narconon has demonstrated that this redefinition of the
normative system of addicts is possible to implement with empathy, compassion,
and respect for the addict.
Alfonzo Paredes, Sr., M.D.
|Dr. Paredes, board certified in
Psychiatry and Neurology, is a Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of
Medicine. He graduated the University of Mexico School of Medicine in 1951,
interned at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and did residencies
in Psychiatry at the University of Kansas, University of Maryland and
University of Oklahoma. He is a member of dozens of professional organizations
and regularly reviews peer publications in addition to having contributed more
than 100 articles or studies of his own.
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