He also pointed out that “an important aspect is the systematic application of techniques to improve communication and interpersonal skills in persons dependent on alcohol and/or drugs. The techniques include training in personal values, integrity and in general cover ethical principles. This aspect of the program is implemented using a methodology developed by L. Ron Hubbard.
“This area is in my opinion critical in the treatment of persons afflicted with addictive disorders. Although experts often note that addictive disorders should not
be viewed from a moralistic perspective, a view which is often misunderstood, there is no question that one of the central problems in addictive behavior is the restructuring of the normative system of patients affected by the disorder. 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 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.”
In the United States, Narconon’s 200-acre rehabilitation centre and training facility is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), widely recognised as a leading U.S. authority on drug rehabilitation programmes. CARF’s standards are the highest in the nation and have been adopted by many states and federal agencies as the benchmark for all rehabilitation programmes.
Narconon is also recognized by numerous governments as a safe and highly effective program. In Sweden, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland, governments provide funding for Narconon’s drug education efforts and support delivery of the drug rehabilitation program.
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