Exerpts from the
International Association of Scientologists
2003 Annual Report

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 Narconon.

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 and participation.


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 Europe.

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.

Dave Touretzky
Last modified: Tue Jan 6 19:21:52 EST 2004