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More Drug Rehab for Less Violence in Mexico
Date:7/18/2009

MAZATLAN, Mexico, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been thousands of killings in northern Mexico in the last two years, even including narcotrafficking bands attacking rehab centers. Narconon International executives decided to bring additional tools to fight the source of the problem - drug addiction itself. On July 14th and 15th, their staff gave a hands-on workshop to counselors from 8 Mazatlan drug rehabilitation centers in the State of Sinaloa. The workshop's purpose was to impart and practice the methodology of Narconon's unique drug-free withdrawal techniques. Presenting were Narconon's president, Clark Carr, Eduardo Garcia, Latin American Consultant, and Xochitl Orlandi, Director of Administration, and Charles Tennison, director of the Narconon Latin America Office in Mexico City, joined by Juan Inez, director of Narconon Navajoa from the state of Sonora.

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*(Caption: Mazatlan drug rehab counselors, Mexico.)

Narconon was invited to Mazatlan to present by Victor Capaceta, director of a rehab center named Una Luz en el Camino (A Light on the Way). "We have 5,000 rehab beds in Sinaloa," said Capaceta, "and a lot of lives under our care. Because of its long-term results, I asked Narconon to share its knowledge with us. They came and the seminar was very fruitful."

In an interview with a Sinaloa newspaper, Noroeste, Mr. Carr was asked about the rising drug war violence. "Military force can be only part of the solution," said Carr, "but that can never be complete, nor final. There must be education, prevention, and drug rehabilitation, which are the most important."

60 rehab professionals attended and responded enthusiastically. On the second day they b
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