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February 2, 2008

Program suggests Americans use too many prescription drugs


She then mentioned Varian, the 20-year-old who started taking Valium when he was 14. “Eric went to five or six rehabs and none of them worked for him. The average patient here has been to at least 10 programs, none of which worked.

“But through Narconon they get off drugs and they get their life back.”

Some former drug abusers stop taking drugs, but never lose the craving for them. It can be a daily battle. Narconon officials claim that drug residues remain indefinitely in fat cells, but that many hours in a sauna will get rid of them.

Add some calcium magnesium, which acts as a laxative and “flushes the body,” along with massive doses of vitamins and minerals, and “You are no longer a drug abuser,” Miss Cleo said. “You are not a recovering drug addict, either. You are recovered. Your body is restored and doesn’t need drugs to make it feel good anymore.

“Yesterday is yesterday.”

That drug-free, replenish the body with what it needs and be healthy and happy theory is based upon the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the controversial Church of Scientology. Hubbard, who had no medical training, established the drug withdrawal program through a collaboration between himself and Arizona State Penitentiary inmate William Benitez in 1966.

Benitez called his program NARCOtics-NONe, which was shortened to Narconon. After reading “Fundamentals of Thought,” which was written by Hubbard, Benitz and Hubbard began corresponding. The program they eventually devised together is practiced in 120 locations around the world. It claims a 70 percent success rate in people who have gone at least two years without drugs after completing the program.

One of those people is 29-year-old Natalie Fraser, who completed the Narconon program two years ago and now, clear eyed and with dewy, radiant skin, she helps others get off drugs and alcohol.

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