Exerpts from the
Below are two sections of the 2003 annual report indicating that IAS
provides financial support for Narconon. You can read the full report
here. The phrase "LRH tech" refers
to the "spiritual technology" developed by Scientology founder L. Ron
Hubbard. The phrase "The Bridge" at the end refers to Scientology's
"Bridge to Total Freedom". Narconon is viewed within Scientology as
"the bridge to The Bridge", i.e., a recruiting tool for the church.
And the "Say No to Drugs" booklets are promotional pieces for
International Association of Scientologists
2003 Annual Report
This past year has seen the opening of three monumental footholds in
society: the Applied Scholastics Spanish Lake Campus, new headquarters
for The Way to Happiness Foundation International and the Church of
Scientology International European Office for Public Affairs and Human
Rights. They join Narconon Arrowhead as the next flagship facilities
from which LRH tech can emanate to free the world from immorality,
illiteracy, drug abuse and injustice. Your support of the IAS
Planetary Salvage Crusade makes these vital steps forward possible.
What you see in this annual report is the result of your contributions
Handling the Scourge of Drugs
The first foothold to handle society's ruins to be funded by the US
IAS Members' Trust was Narconon Arrowhead, launched on the threshold
of the 2001 Wake-up Call. It addresses the planetary epidemic of drug
abuse and is the engine to spread LRH's drug rehabilitation
technology everywhere. Narconon Arrowhead is not only the largest
Narconon residential drug rehabilitation facility in the world, but is
the training ground where students can learn to deliver the tech and
take it outwards. As the result of its establishment, the goal of
widespread distribution of the tech is now being realized as graduates
of the Narconon program and others looking for workable solutions to
the drug problem open new Narconon centers across the planet.
One Narconon graduate, having conquered his own drug problem, trained
at Arrowhead and then founded Narconon Stone Hawk, a 60,000 square
foot facility located on 10 acres of land in Michigan. In Argentina,
another team opened a Narconon facility outside of Buenos Aires. In
Canada, Narconon Quebec has expanded from a drug education group to a
full rehabilitation center. And the recently opened Narconon San Diego
is already operating at capacity.
Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force is now training for their first
Narconon center and the Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency has
requested and started receiving training for their police officers and
drug rehab professionals. And in Shanghai, Narconon representatives
have arrived to train 53 drug education teachers for the opening of
the first Narconon center in China.
Others already in the drug rehabilitation field are also turning to
Narconon for a program that gets results. An Idaho couple who had run
a treatment center were tired of the failed programs they had seen and
used. In Narconon they found the answer and after training at
Arrowhead they re-opened their center this year under a different
banner: the new Narconon Idaho.
The Narconon network now operates in 37 nations, comprised of
rehabilitation centers, drug education groups and First Step Programs.
A new rehabilitation facility opens approximately every eight weeks.
But the ultimate story can only be told in lives saved. In the last
year, those emerging drug-free from Narconon centers worldwide has
been five times any previous year.
IAS-Funded Anti-Drug Booklets Distributed to Millions.
Europe is plagued by drugs and surveys across the continent show a
vast majority of Europeans consider drugs to be the biggest scourge in
society. Drugs block spiritual advance and release, and for this
reason the IAS has provided grants to the Church of Scientology for
the European anti-drug program. Since the beginning of 2001, millions
have been reached by the message "Say No to Drugs." Key to this has
been the series of booklets on the dangers of cocaine, ecstasy, heroin
and marijuana, and to help parents communicate to their children about
drugs. Since this program began, thousands of posters, radio messages
and billboards, more than seven million booklets and nearly forty
million Say No to Drugs fliers have taken the message to people across
Each week, requests for the booklets pour in from schools, store
owners, parents, police, government officials, youth offices and
clubs, corporations and doctors. They acknowledge the effectiveness of
the booklets and wish to use them and pass them on to others to help
get them to stop taking drugs - or prevent them from starting. The
booklets are literally saving lives. For example in France, a mother
called asking for help with her 11 year old son who was smoking
marijuana. She was sent a copy of the Parental Guide booklet and when
she later called back it was to say that she had used the data in it
and that her son had stopped smoking marijuana and was now doing well
in school. Then, in Birmingham, a man who had been on heroin for ten
years came into the Church after having received one of the booklets,
did the Purification Rundown and is now progressing up The Bridge.
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