Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc Credentials
The Narconon® Chilocco New Life Center has undergone extensive and rigorous inspection and has earned certification for its high quality standards and effective methodology from the prestigious Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF, previously known as the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) continuously since its initial application in 1992.
“Speaking from my twenty-plus years of experience in the
field of substance abuse prevention and treatment and the evaluation of over
fifty treatment settings, I can confidently state that the Narconon program is
a comprehensive residential treatment modality that addresses all of the
indicators that have been clinically shown to precipitate and prolong
Lead CARF Surveyor
Gary W. Smith,
Narconon Science Advisory Board:
Narconon's International Science Advisory Board members have all contributed in the fields of drug rehabilitation, education, toxicology and detoxification. They take an active role in Narconon's programs, outcome studies, and general research in the field of substance abuse.
Narconon® Chilocco New Life Center has always worked closely with local authorities to maintain appropriate licensing.
The State of Oklahoma licenses Narconon Chilocco to operate a 75-bed residential drug and alcohol treatment facility.
Helping save a life is the single most important objective of the entire Narconon staff. Our professional, experienced staff is dedicated to saving the lives of people destroyed by the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and consistently produce drug free people who are valuable contributing members of society. Our facility, located on 167 acres of rural prairie land, offers a comprehensive model drug treatment program in a friendly, school campus setting. Know that at Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc you have found the best place possible.
Dr. Beckmann holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and has published numerous papers on the efficacy of detoxification. She currently serves as the Research Director for Narconon International.
Paolo Bruschelli, M.D.
Dr. Bruschelli received his degrees in Surgery and Anesthesiology from the University of Perugia in Italy. He is also a specialist in sports medicine. Currently, he is Medical Director of the National Office of Narconon Italy. He holds degrees in both Surgery and Anesthesiology.
William L. Marcus, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Dr. Marcus is Senior Science Advisor and Chief Toxicologist for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He has conducted groundbreaking research in the field of environmental toxicology and pharmacology.
William Kent McGregor, M.S.W., A.C.S.W.
Mr. McGregor received his B.S. in psychotropic pharmacology and drug interactions and his Masters of Social Work from the University of Houston, specializing in administration and evaluation. He has served for the State of New Mexico as Director for Drug Treatment and Prevention. He is currently a surveyor for the national Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Alfonso Paredes, M.D.
Dr. Paredes is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been Chief of the Substance Abuse Program for Brentwood VA Medical Center and Assoc. Chief of Psychiatry/Substance Abuse for the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. As well as authoring numerous published papers on substance abuse, Dr. Paredes reviews for five prominent scientific journals.
David E. Root, M.D., M.P.H., D.A.B.P.M.
Having mastered in Public Health, he is also a Board Certified Physician in both Aerospace and Occupational Medicine. Dr. Root has utilized the detoxification procedure developed by L.Ron Hubbard for over ten years to treat patients adversely affected by toxic chemicals or drugs. Dr. Root chaired the First International Conference on Human Detoxification.
G. Megan Shields, M.D.
Dr. Shields graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice. She is a frequent presenter at conferences on substance abuse and public health, as well as being the author of many scientific papers on the role of detoxification. Dr. Shields is the International Medical Advisor for Narconon.
Experts on Substance Abuse and Public Health:
“Addicts characteristically subordinate values such as work, family relationships, and community responsibilities to the ingestion and unwise use of alcohol and/or drugs.Social neglect and criminal behavior are frequent companions of drug abuse and alcoholism.Efforts to develop a functional normative system, as it is done by Narconon, should result in favorable outcomes. Narconon has demonstrated that this redefinition of the normative system of addicts is possible to implement with empathy, compassion, and respect for the addict.”Alfonzo Paredes, MD Professor of Psychiatry,UCLA School of Medicine
Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology
have never liked the concept of using drugs and medication to solve the
problems created by drugs and medication.There is a place for medication but it
is defined and limited.Therefore, from the very beginning of my practice it was
a serious concern for me to know where I could refer patients for help.
Graduate of the Medical College of Virginia
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Commendations from Government Officials:
“It is my personal pleasure to send congratulations to you and your staff on maintaining accreditations with CARF. As a United States Senator for Oklahoma, one of my great pleasures is acknowledging the accomplishments of our state’s quality organizations and those involved in it’s functions. I am sure that a lot of time and effort by you and your staff made it possible to accomplish this milestone. Again, congratulations to all of you on a job well done.”
James M. Inhofe
“I recently learned your firm was accredited by the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.I would like to take this opportunity to offer my congratulations. Your achievement demonstrates the ability of those involved with the organization to function in a manner which meets National rehabilitation standards for quality performance. It is a tribute to teamwork and good organization. “Once again congratulations on this achievement. May you and your firm enjoy many more successful years.”