Rehab Faces Difficulties with International Drug Laws

Canadian, OK, June 4 – Drug laws in continents throughout the world can vary greatly from one country to the next. It is possible that no single organization knows this better than the Narconon® Drug Rehabilitation and Education program.
With its international management office in Los Angeles, the Narconon program has locations in 35 countries, some of which have high tolerance for open use of addictive substances and others may be leaning in that direction.
According to the President of Narconon International Clark Carr, “We have a program in Romandie, Switzerland where the government actually offers heroin addicts ‘safe injection houses’ with free heroin to people looking to get off the drug. It’s ridiculous.”
Carr is especially upset because the Narconon program doesn’t use even substitute drugs to treat addiction or symptoms and achieves extremely high results through the application of the rehabilitation technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard.
Carr goes on to say, “Given the failure of many traditional treatment methods to produce sufficient long-term results, many governments have come to the conclusion that if addiction is an incurable ‘disease’ then it would be better to legalize and distribute drugs than to incarcerate addicts. There have been various levels of experimentation with this in Holland, England, Switzerland, Australia and Canada.”
Canada has become increasingly lenient on drug laws, which has created some friction with the United States recently. Vancouver has a strong political effort advocating the use of marijuana. “BC Bud” is a term often used for the potent forms of marijuana distributed from across the boarder into the United States, which has the DEA concerned about tighter boarder security, especially if penalties for possession decrease significantly in the region.
Tibor Palatinus is the Executive Director of the Narconon Vancouver education program and has faced quite an opposition from those who stand to gain financially from the decriminalization or legalization of drugs. “There’s pot all over the place,” comments Tibor, “It’s tough to teach our kids a healthy way of life when it’s so prevalent.”
Narconon Arrowhead is the largest facility in the Narconon network and is also the international training center, where many representatives from countries listed above have come to learn effective rehabilitation methods in hopes to bring solutions back home.
Luke Catton, the President of Narconon Arrowhead stated, “We have treatment and law enforcement professionals come here from numerous countries on a fairly routine basis for training. Many of them are encouraged and at the same time confused as to why the United States is very anti-drug, yet doesn’t embrace effectiveness over traditionalism.”
Unfortunately, that traditionalism actually subscribes to the further drugging of individuals and children that display certain behavioral characteristics. The direction of those actions is similar to that of Huxley’s Brave New World.

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