Drug Rehab - Oahu Hawaii
It has been said that if God has placed a paradise on Earth that paradise is Hawaii. In many ways this is true. But simply being a paradise on Earth doesn't mean that a place does not bring, along with elements of paradise, elements of hell as well.
Hawaii is, unfortunately, no less subject to the modern day problems of drug abuse than is anywhere else on Earth. Hawaii has a major problem with a form of methamphetamine, called "ice." Dealing with drug problems in Hawaii is made more difficult than dealing with similar problems in other geographical areas for the same reasons that Hawaii is able to maintain, to a great extent, its "paradise" status--its isolation from the rest of the world.
It was these facts--Hawaii's status as a "paradise on earth", its isolation from the rest of the country, its problems with methamphetamine and one more major fact--that those who grow up in the islands develop an intense loyalty to the State--that initially attracted Narconon to establish a rehabilitation facility on the island of Oahu.
We have mentioned the loyalty of those who grow up in the islands. There is one person in particular who fits that description and which has been supremely instrumental in establishing Narconon's presence on the island--Kelly Preston. Along with her husband, John Travolta, Kelly has worked tirelessly on several different fronts--fundraising, public relations, and political--to help establish a Narconon rehab in Hawaii, something not easy to do with Narconon's management structure being located some 2,000 miles from the site of the new center.
One of the main criteria established by Narconon's management when the project was initially discussed was that the program had to be made available to native Hawaiians despite any ability or lack of ability to pay for the program. Kelly Preston and John Travolta have been more than instrumental in making that occur.
Today, the Narconon Drug Rehab facility on Oahu is an outpatient drug rehab center. Plans are being made to concert the facility to a full residential rehab center. Properties are being evaluated and not too much more time should pass before this plan becomes a reality. In the meantime, the benefits of the program ARE available on an outpatient basis. If you or someone you know is in need of our help, please call our Executive Director, Mr. Bobby Newman, at (323) 962-2404.