Effective Drug Rehabilitation
“The programme was an amazing experience for me, personally. I finished the master of my own destiny, standing in the sunshine—and that’s how it’s been since“, said Mr. Andrew Loog-Oldham at the opening of the new Narconon drug rehabilitation centre in Hastings, England. Mr. Loog-Oldham, still famous today as the Rolling Stones’ former manager, told a crowd of media and well-wishers how he was introduced to the Narconon programme just in time—he said he was three weeks from death when he began detoxification in 1995.
Narconon has an unparalleled success rate of more than 70%, and is just one of the social betterment programmes supported by the Church that makes use of Mr. Hubbard’s breakthrough technologies of help. Today, Narconon International operates a worldwide network of more than 145 drug rehab and prevention centres that have benefited tens of thousands in over 38 countries.
The European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights coordinates the Church’s drug salvage programmes in Europe. Working closely with Narconon, Office staff conduct drug education seminars and provide a means for anyone to learn more. Indeed, an entire section of the exhibit on the Church and the social betterment activities it supports is devoted to the Narconon programme.
The Means for Moral Advance
From its central location in Brussels, the European Office coordinates actions to restore moral values to society through the Way to Happiness Foundation.
With criminality and dishonesty on the rise, and unethical behaviour rampant through all levels of culture, the Foundation is dedicated to restoring trust and honesty through The Way to Happiness, a common sense, non-religious guide to better living authored by Mr. Hubbard.
Criminon International, sponsored by the Church, utilises The Way to Happiness to restore self-respect and personal pride to prisoners—a priceless gift that allows an individual to return to society as a productive and contributing citizen. Active in 2,000 prisons in 28 countries, the Criminon programme has reduced recidivism to a fraction of former levels for those graduating.
In May 2004, multi-Grammy Award winner and jazz legend Chick Corea joined the European Office to release Teaching Trust, Honesty and Self-Respect, a publication that shows how The Way to Happiness has contributed to the resolution of social conflict and personal problems around the world.
Wherever it appears, The Way to Happiness acts like calming oil on troubled waters—restoring understanding and agreements among people and so fostering peace. More than 63.5 million copies have been distributed throughout more than 100 countries, in over 80 languages. Two million copies distributed in Israel and Palestine form the foundation of a grassroots cooperative peace movement between the two peoples.