racewayOn the weekend of the 28th and 29th of September, the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca race track on the coast of Central California once again hosted the FIM Superbike World Championship. As the name implies, the race is the premier event on the motorcycle racing calendar, and it draws attention from across the world. As many as 72,000 people can attend events at Laguna Seca, and there was a major turnout for this year’s FIM championship. The racetrack is located just a little ways inland from the Pacific Ocean on Monterey Bay, and is approximately halfway between the cities of Monterey and Salinas. People from throughout Central California, nationwide and even globally travel to events at the famed racetrack, and this year was no exception. The winners of the two major races over the weekend were Tom Sykes of the Kawasaki Racing Team and Eugene Laverty of the Aprilla Racing Team. A team of staff from the Narconon Redwood Cliffs drug rehab center were on hand to pass out anti-drug literature, seizing on the opportunity to reach a broad audience and to effectively spread the message about drugs and the hope for effective recovery from addiction.

The Narconon Redwood Cliffs center is located in Watsonville, another coastal California city, only a 45 minute drive to the north of Laguna Seca on the Pacific Coast Highway. It is situated in the hills above the city, in a scenic location which offers the best of California, with beautiful pine trees, green meadows and the year-round mild climate that makes it one of the most sought-after areas to live in the United States. The team from Redwood Cliffs made the trip down to Laguna Seca for the Saturday and Sunday of the motorcycle championships, where they were able to reach a large number of people in their efforts at public outreach. In total, they passed out more than 250 copies of the Narconon booklet, Ten Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs, which shares vital facts that serve to dispel common myths about drug use in order to help teens and people of all ages to make the right choice about avoiding drugs. In keeping with the festive spirit of the championship event, the Narconon team also passed out a large number of free gifts, including frisbees, bounce balls, tote bags, pens and other things. The staff and their gifts were very well received by the event attendees. Many of the people who visited the Narconon booth, in fact, expressed their gratitude for the fact that the team was on the scene and taking responsibility for helping to fight the problem of drugs in the community.

Narconon Redwood Cliffs: Working to Prevent Drug Addiction in Society

Nearly anyone you can ask will voice an opinion along the lines that drugs are a bad thing and that actions should be taken to reduce their prevalence in society. In most cases, however, the opinion will consider the fight against drugs as a thing that “someone” should do. Whether it is the government, schools, the church, other parents or some other group who is expected to handle the problems of substance abuse and addiction, the person himself or herself will rarely take any forthright action against drugs. The people who work at Narconon are different. They are men and women who have decided to take responsibility for bringing about effective change by getting people off drugs and helping others to avoid getting started on drugs in the first place.

The appreciation that the Redwood Cliffs staff received from people at the recent Laguna Seca race is something that occurs time and time again throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Narconon centers across the globe engage in community outreach programs such as what occurred at the motorcycle championship, and the organization continues to build on its reputation as being among the few groups that is doing something effective to combat the problem of drugs in society.

For more information on Redwood Cliffs, visit their main site at http://www.redwoodcliffs.org.

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