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Narconon Georgia Takes Drug Education to the Gwinnett County Fair

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Norcross, GA (PRWEB) November 09, 2012

Narconon Georgia staff provided drug education at the Gwinnett County Fair where they spoke with a record number of visitors for the sixth year in a row from their double sized booth. From September 13 through 23, 2012, fair goers were able to view a display of information about various drugs.

Thousands of visitors came to the booth including police officers, probation officers, city council members and firemen. Many shared a story of how drugs had affected them professionally. One police officer talked about the police force needing to deal with increasing synthetic drug use and was grateful that Narconon was providing drug education on the truth about these drugs.

Narconon staff described treatment services that are available to those on probation or parole, and emphasized the fact that treatment is always better than incarceration for those who truly want to turn their lives around and are qualified by the Courts.

This year was also a record year for the highest number of visits from kids. Thousands of kids toured the display and signed the drug free pledge. Parents signed the drug free pledge along with their kids making the decision to have a drug free family. After signing the pledge kids were given a Narconon Frisbee and brochures for future reference.

“We strive to have a presence in the community for those who need support in their sobriety or for those who are in the beginning stages of addiction looking for help. We provide everything from drug education to drug treatment. Being present at a big event like the fair makes our help more accessible,” said Mary Rieser, Narconon Georgia Executive Director.

A Narconon Drug Rehab program graduate helping at the booth said, “I wish that I had been given true information about drugs when I was younger. It would have saved my family and me a lot of heartache. Most kids learn about drugs from their friends. If most kids knew the real truth, they wouldn’t want to fool with drugs and take a chance of ruining their lives. I’m glad that I can do something to help others not make the same mistakes that I made.”

Teens visiting the fair with friends were also drawn to the booth and asked if they could sign the drug free pledge.

A vendor in an adjoining booth commented, “It has been quite a sight to see kids with their hands over their heart pledging to be drug free. It gives me hope that maybe we can do something about the problem of drugs with our youth.”

About Narconon of Georgia

Narconon of Georgia, located in greater Atlanta, is a private non-profit drug treatment center that is licensed by the State of Georgia. The Narconon Drug Rehabilitation and Education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez. Narconon of Georgia continues to incorporate rehabilitation and social education methodology based on research developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. For over a decade, the Georgia center has provided drug rehabilitation and recovery services to individuals that are dealing with alcohol and substance abuse. Additionally, they offer drug education and are involved in community outreach programs. Their motto is “Recovery is more than a dream...” For more information visit their website at or call toll-free 877-413-3073.

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