The Narconon Philosophy
In more than forty-five years of helping addicts recover their sobriety, we have learned that addiction is not a chronic, relapsing disease that requires extensive meetings or medicating. Addiction can be conquered and finally become a dim memory that one seldom gives a thought to.
It happens every day at our recovery centers around the world. Our holistic, long-term program that is residential in most locations provides a person the time and guidance needed to repair the damage done to mind, spirit and body by addiction.
The Founder of Narconon Defines Addiction
Willie Benitez, the founder of the Narconon system of rehabilitation, stated his philosophy this way: I realized that drug addiction was nothing more than a disability resulting when a person ceases to use abilities essential to constructive survival. I found that if a person rehabilitated and applied certain abilities, that person could persevere toward goals set, confront life, isolate problems and resolve them, communicate with life, be responsible and set ethical standards. It really is just that simple. The Narconon rehab program is constructed to give a person these skills, one after another, and guide their efforts to apply them.
When it’s all said and done, a graduate of this program can look back on the vanquished cravings, repaired relationships and recovered morality. The life skills they have learned include how to choose associates who will support sobriety, how to successfully confront and handle problems in life and how to maintain one’s personal integrity even in the face of opposition. These are sober living skills, indeed.
Now this person does not have to chase that drug or drink. Instead, he can chase the next smile on the face of his child or a hug from mom or dad or spouse. She can pursue a great career and her personal goals. It all becomes possible again when lasting sobriety is achieved at last at a Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.