Narconon International president Clark Carr wrapped up his fourth tour of Mexico in less than two years. His frequent trips enabled him to train dozens of Twelve Step-based rehab centers on the humane withdrawal techniques used in the Narconon rehabilitation program. These workshops were offered free of charge to help alleviate the suffering of the populations who are subjected to drug cartel violence.
Narconon graduate Natalya Ezhova was interviewed for RT News about her recovery from heroin addiction in Russia, as representatives from all over the world met in Moscow to discuss solutions to the severe Russian problem with heroin.
Robert Van Der Feyst in South Africa contributed his years of experience educating youth on the dangers of drug abuse to a pre-World Cup newspaper insert. The insert carried one of the Narconon drug prevention messages, "The Truth about Drugs."
For the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, young people and adults in Ghana, Nepal, Mexico, South Africa, Italy, Colombia and the US benefited from the anti-drug classes and marches of staff and volunteers from Narconon organizations. Lectures were delivered to many thousands and drug prevention materials were handed out to many more.
Rehab directors gathered with parents and children to march against the increase of drug abuse in Mexico. Along their route, they passed out El Camino a la Felicidad (The Way to Happiness) booklets to encourage drug-free lives. These rehab directors and others have benefited from the training workshops offered by Narconon International, during which they were taught the humane withdrawal methods included in the Narconon First Step program.
Narconon staff and volunteers were out providing drug education materials at the tenth annual Day No to Drugs race held in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. By manning a booth at the finish line and providing brochures and information to the finishers, the Narconon presence was a perfect complement to the theme of the race.
A graffiti art battle marked the Kindgom Day celebration in Los Angeles, an event commemorating the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Narconon Professional Drug Prevention sponsored this event to reinforce the message that creativity is enhanced by sobriety.