(PRWEB) April 27, 2013
At the annual Narconon Director's Conference in Oklahoma City, directors of Narconon centers from all over the world were joined by parents who wanted to share their families’ successes. Three parents, representing Parents of Narconon, a volunteer group, shared heart-felt stories of their search for an effective rehab service that would save their damaged sons.
At the same event, the president of Narconon International Clark Carr released a compilation of international studies that validate Narconon’s long-term outcomes. The anecdotal information from the parents and hard evidence from the studies complemented each other to paint a picture of Narconon success across almost 50 years.
Narconon directors were present from the US, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Australia and Latin America. They met with staff from the international management office of Narconon and ABLE International at the Renaissance Hotel in Oklahoma City over three days in late April 2013.
The three parents thanked Narconon staff for saving the lives of their children as well as so many others, every day in every center around the world. Offering a simple plaque saying ‘Our Heartfelt Thanks,’ Linda Schwinn, mother of a Narconon graduate, said, “When my son was addicted, I tried to keep it a secret until I just couldn't any more. I kept looking for a long-term rehab that would save his life. If I couldn't find that, I knew I would have to prepare for his funeral.” Her eyes teared up as she added, “He has been sober for exactly a year today and I want to thank you for saving his life.” Her husband briefly took the microphone to express his thanks, adding, “You make a difference with what you do.”
Robert Newman, Sr., told a story about his son who had graduated from the program thirteen years before. “Everyone said his addiction was a disease,” Mr. Newman explained, “so I thought I had a diseased s
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