Narconon program is effective in diverse environments: prisons, juvenile halls,
other treatment facilities, or its own residential or nonresidential facilities.
Rehabilitation centers grow out of the community. A program for drug abusers might
be housed in a community center in one locale and a hospital in another. For this
reason, an effective program must be able to adapt to a variety of settings. Narconon
services are delivered in freestanding residential and nonresidential facilities,
as well as in prisons and juvenile halls.
The Narconon program (or parts of it), as licensed by Narconon International,
can be incorporated in other rehabilitation or institutional settings. Depending
on the circumstances, Narconon centers can either train the staffs of other organizations
or provide trained staff.
recent outcome study examined 183 Narconon students 18 months after their graduation.
Prior to their participation in the Narconon program, 81 percent had been incarcerated,
33 percent for longer than one month. Twenty two percent admitted to engaging
in criminal activity for an average of 13 of the 30 days prior to starting the
Narconon program. Eighteen months after graduation, only a remarkable 0.05 percent
had been re-incarcerated.
Research Director, Narconon International
Dr. Beckmann earned her B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and her
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Over the
last decade, the focus of her work has been on the reduction of adverse health
effects from chemical contaminants and the treatment of drug abuse. To read more
about evaluations of the Narconon program see Summary of Evaluations of
the Narconon Program over the Last 25 years.
Studies show that the Narconon program reduces recidivism and drug reversion.
According to a 1998 report from the Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA),
drug and alcohol abuse and addiction are implicated in the incarceration of 80
percent of the men and women incarcerated in state, federal and local prisons.
At a time when prisons and county jails suffer dangerous overcrowding, the majority
of offenders return to crime, arrest and incarceration after their release. Studies
of the Narconon program conducted over the last 20 years have found that it significantly
reduces the rate of drug reversion and recidivism.