Priscilla Presley Speaks on Drugs, Addiction and Saving Lives

McAlester, OK – Actress, writer, entrepreneur and loving mother Priscilla Presley was the featured guest speaker at a National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month event hosted by Narconon Arrowhead, Oklahoma’s largest private residential rehabilitation and education facility.
Along with Narconon spokespersons and local and state officials, Presley spoke not just about the problem of addiction, but solutions as well.
“There is another task even more important than rehabilitation. In order to rid our society of drug addiction, we must have effective drug education programs that teach children to think for themselves and not to succumb to peer pressure to play around with drugs,” she said in front of a crowd of nearly 1,000.
When asked if she believed Elvis could’ve been saved by a program such as Narconon, Ms. Presley answered emphatically, “Absolutely. I do.”
In the history of musicians and drug use, many talented artists have been lost. There were famous names such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Keith Moon who overdosed. Then there were others that were heavily involved in drugs and ended up committing suicide such as Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Michael Hutchense of INXS.
When dealing with this issue, often the question ‘what is addiction?’ is asked. That is a question that the governments, universities, scientists and doctors of this world have been trying to answer for a very, very long time. Unfortunately we have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the United States to study different factors and come up with nothing more than it is a very complex “disease” that we don’t know how to cure.
The Narconon® program seeks to educate as well as rehabilitate and proves that drug addiction can be completely overcome. According to Ms. Presley, “A good first step for all of us to take in helping those whom we love is to get ourselves educated — then we can reach out and truly help them.”
“There is a lot of false information about drugs and addiction in our culture today,” comments Luke Catton, pPresident of Narconon Arrowhead. “For example, most people aren’t aware of the fact that all drugs are essentially toxic to a person’s body and that the harmful residues can store in the fatty tissue of the body for many years after the drug use ceases. These residues being released back into the blood stream triggers physical cravings and is the primary cause for relapse.”
The fundamentals of the Narconon program, researched and developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, demonstrate the workability of a non-traditional drug-free approach. This knowledge combined with 37 years of proven results (a success rate of better than 70% of graduates remaining drug-free) is why more professionals in the field of drug rehabilitation and prevention are turning to Narconon for help, in addition to people searching to help a loved one overcome addiction.

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