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Narconon International Pledges Wholehearted Support for Rx Drug Abuse Summit Cause: “Make an Impact”
Date:4/5/2013

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2013

The prescription drug epidemic that is killing more than 10,000 Americans every year was the focus of the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando, Florida. Staff from the Eastern management office of the Narconon network manned a booth at the Summit to educate the attendees on the help that is available from Narconon.

In opening statements, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden said, “We can stop this epidemic.” Attending the conference from Narconon Eastern US, director Yvonne Rodgers pledged “to increase our efforts to support the Summit intention to make an impact.” Narconon is an international network of drug rehabilitation and prevention programs.

At the Summit held 2-4 April, luminaries involved in this fight presented successful approaches to preventing prescription drug abuse or to deal with its effects. Keynote presenters included Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske.

“For more than forty-five years, we have dedicated ourselves to saving lives nearly destroyed by drugs like heroin, cocaine, prescription opiates and alcohol,” said Clark Carr, president of Narconon International. “We are very fortunate to have a protocol that the majority of our clients have found effective for recovery. We salute this national attention being brought to this pharmaceutical abuse epidemic that destroys families and imposes such a severe cost to our society. We are increasing our efforts at both rehabilitation and prevention including a recently released publication on prescription drug abuse.”

Currently, there are nearly fifty Narconon centers located on six continents and dozens more drug education and prevention
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