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Narconon Arrowhead Works with Community for Recovery Month

by david.nunes

(Canadian, OK) – Narconon Arrowhead believes that their role in fighting the drug problem is more than just effective rehabilitation services.  They also provide drug education and prevention as well as work with other community leaders to improve living conditions in the area.

Recently they participated in an effort to revive an old theater nearby with the Pride in McAlester group, where several Narconon® staff members assisted in cleaning it up the OKLA Theater along with people from Westwood Construction, Hope House and Interior Resources.  It was just one of many community events the organization has participated in this year.

In addition to providing drug prevention for tens of thousands of students throughout the state of Oklahoma and surrounding areas, Narconon Arrowhead has also been working with local businesses to offer drug education in the workplace, and was named the business of the month for the McAlester Area Chamber of Commerce.

A manager at a local plant that received a workplace seminar reported, “Our staff has learned so much more than we may have anticipated learning or had already known about the affects of substance and alcohol use both in and out of the workplace. We have learned to recognize key factors and circumstances that drive people to substance abuse and why people continue of this path of destruction…I recommend the training that Narconon provides to area businesses as a means to strengthen their organizations.”

Additional community involvement continues throughout National Recovery month and heading into Red Ribbon Week in October, where Narconon Arrowhead is one of the active members in the “Take Back McAlester” campaign, culminating in a 10K run that supports the arts and humanities.  Positive activities such as these help reduce substance abuse among youth and adults and Narconon believe they are essential to the enrichment of a community.

The Narconon facility in Oklahoma is situated on more than 250 acres inside Arrowhead State Park on Lake Eufaula.  It is part of the international network of Narconon drug rehabilitation and education programs now spanning 45 countries and over 140 centers and groups.

For more information visit www.narcononarrowhead.org or call 1-800-468-6933.


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