Why Is the Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Program Different? (Part 8)
"After completing the Way to Happiness course, I now have a good sense of what direction I need to take in my life. Being that this is the final course here at the Narconon program, I am feeling on top of the world with my newfound skills. The tech here at Narconon is amazing to me and I hope everybody has the chance to learn what I have learned."
"I couldn't have asked for a better ending of these books than Book 8. From everything I learned in all the other books, Book 8 put a polished finish on the knowledge retained. I now have a better understanding of how to show and act out what I have learned from these precepts. Thank you Narconon for the miracle you have been in my life "
The Way to Happiness Course
Course 8 of the Narconon Program, "The Way to Happiness Course," constitutes the final step of the Narconon® program.
The student who has completed the seven previous courses is presented with a set of 21 precepts that make up a non-religious moral code based on common sense. Some examples are "Take care of yourself," "Don't Do Anything Illegal," "Be industrious," and "Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others".
Each precept is explained with points illustrating that concept. These precepts give the student what he needs to reason out what is right and wrong. They create a balance toward higher morality aimed to help the reader become a more productive member of society, capable of living an ethical, drug-free life. The student is guided by essays and practical exercises to apply these precepts to life.
Once the student has completed all eight courses, the case manager creates a customized program in preparation for graduation. This could include addressing a specific life circumstance not already addressed, and applying material from all of the program's courses to situations that may still exist in the student's home or community environment.
The Way to Happiness
A Non-Religious Moral Code
"Book 8 was a great book. It tells you a lot of things that you think are common sense, but when you're a drug addict, you don't do them. It's a great book and it serves as kind of a refresher course for re-entering and how to conduct yourself in the world."
"The concepts in 'The Way to Happiness' are things we all know, but rarely apply. In reading and writing out the worksheets, I clarified the importance of following the precepts. I am truly happy. Thank you Narconon for giving me the tools and technology to get off drugs and live a happy, ethical life. I will apply the things I learned here in my life every day."
What Makes the Narconon Drug Rehab Program Different?
A series on the parts of the Narconon Program:
- Part 1 The Communications Course
- Part 2 The New Life Detoxification Program
- Part 3 The Learning Improvement Course
- Part 4 The Communications and Perceptions Course
- Part 5 The Ups and Downs Course
- Part 6 The Personal Values and Integrity Course
- Part 7 Changing Conditions in Life Course
- Part 8 - The Way to Happiness Course