South Africa 2003
Narconon Africa had a busy year in 2003, delivering more drug education lectures and helping many more people learn about the dangers of drugs.
Early in March, the Johannesburg office of Narconon moved to a new two-story building in order to further expand their servicing capability. Narconon Johannesburg also delivered Narconon First Step workshops to the police in that city to rave reviews.
Narconon First Step workshops were conducted by Robert Van der Feyst in Cape Town as well. These workshops educate people on the Narconon First Step method of providing a safe, comfortable withdrawal for addicts, that anyone can deliver. The First Step workshops focus on using nutrition and gentle re-orientation exercises to help calm the person who is going through withdrawal. Then workshop attendees also learn and practice some communication skills in order to help the recovering addict learn to meet life's challenges without the need for drugs. Near Cape Town, in Moorreesburg, the Narconon full drug and alcohol rehab program is delivered.
Also in Cape Town, Mr. Van der Feyst was busy reaching thousands of people with drug education lectures. He lectured more than 9,000 people on the dangers of drugs, and published many articles in the local newspapers as well. He also used radio shows to tell people about the dangers of drug abuse and how easily it can become addiction.
And in 2003, Narconon Ghana expanded their ability to provide drug prevention services to their region by moving into new offices. While they had already expanded their delivery from 14,000 people educated in 2002 to more than 20,000 in 2003, their new drug prevention center would enable them to expand their outreach even further.