What is Narconon?
Narconon® is a highly effective drug-free withdrawal, detoxification and rehabilitation program which utilizes techniques developed by L. Ron Hubbard to give drug and alcohol abusers back control of their lives. Meaning “non-narcosis” or “no drugs,” Narconon® started as a grassroots movement in the mid-1960s when a prisoner in the Arizona State Penitentiary solved his own drug problem using the principles expounded in one of L. Ron Hubbard’s books. He then used what he learned to help solve drug-related problems of many of his fellow inmates.
Narconon® conducts broad public education campaigns to alert the general public, especially school children, to the dangers of drug use and abuse.
Courts refer individuals guilty of drug-related offenses to Narconon instead of jailing them.
One medical doctor who has served as consultant on drug abuse to many sports organizations including the National Football League and now administers a system of 30 neighborhood medical and substance abuse clinics, wrote of Narconon, “Perhaps only a physician like myself can truly appreciate Narconon’s willingness to treat the hardcore addict. Narconon takes people no one else will. If you come to my clinics and I couldn’t help you I don’t have anywhere else to send you except Narconon.”
The Narconon drug rehabilitation program operates 50 centers in 21 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand. Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.
More than a quarter-million drug-free lives have been achieved through L. Ron Hubbard’s technology. In addition, an estimated one million people worldwide have availed themselves of Narconon’s drug education services, including more than 115,000 school children in 1997 alone.
What is the Criminon program?
Criminon, meaning “no crime,” is a volunteer criminal rehabilitation program which utilizes technologies developed by L. Ron Hubbard to help convicts recover pride and self-esteem.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Criminon® grew out of the Narconon prison programs. By the 1980s, with increased drug usage in all sectors of society, the Narconon program shifted its emphasis to community-based activities. At that point, Criminon expanded into correctional facilities.
Criminon provides inmates with the knowledge and skills to change their lives and become productive members of society.
Today, Criminon operates in more than 750 prisons, assisting some 4,000 inmates weekly, with remarkable results.
A southern California municipal judge alone has sentenced more than five hundred misdemeanor offenders to Criminon instead of jail. In his words, “The efficacy of Criminon has surpassed even our most optimistic expectations.”
Among those who have completed the Criminon program, compliance to conditions of probationincluding restitution, fine payment and community serviceapproximates 90 percent. Recidivism dropped to 1 percent, remarkable when compared to the 80 percent recidivism rate which plagues the general prison population.
What is Applied Scholastics?
Applied Scholastics® International is a non-profit, public benefit corporation which has the purpose of improving education worldwide by providing Mr. Hubbard’s breakthrough study technology to educators, governments, vocational trainers, community groups, parents and students, giving them the learning tools they need to achieve a world free of illiteracy, where individuals know how to learn and can achieve their chosen goals.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Applied Scholastics has affiliated offices in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Commonwealth of Independent States, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. To date, more than 3 million people have participated in Applied Scholastics programs throughout the world. And Mr. Hubbard’s study technology is used in programs conducted by more than 250 educational organizations in 29 countries on 6 continents.
Mr. Hubbard’s study technology is an advance of gigantic significance in a world of steady educational decline where the field of education has abdicated its role to the extent that today students are not even taught how to learn. Study technology is a vast body of knowledge that not only consistently teaches people to learn how to learn, but delineates previously unknown barriers to effective study. (See “What is Study Technology®?”)
Formed by a team of educators and teachers, Applied Scholastics today is international in scope, coordinating the many programs throughout the world which utilize the study technology. Many Scientology® churches and their members support and sponsor Applied Scholastics in recognition of its proven results and potential to improve life for students of today and tomorrow.
Among the Applied Scholastics International affiliates throughout most of Europe, there is the Association for Effective Basic Education in Denmark; Centers of Individual and Effective Learning in Switzerland; Studema in Sweden; the Effective Education Association and Basic Education and Supplementary Teaching Association in the United Kingdom
What is The Way to Happiness?
The Way to Happiness® is a non-religious moral code written by L. Ron Hubbard and based wholly on common sense.
A major concern today is the continuing decline of moral standards, a problem which underlies a wide variety of other ills that plague our society.
L. Ron Hubbard was keenly aware of this situation in 1980 when he observed that our modern world lacked a code of morals befitting our past-paced society. Old values had been broken but not replaced and many people left to founder.
Even as he continued with his religious researches, Mr. Hubbard always endeavored to bring solutions to the world from a purely humanitarian perspective. And in this instance, quite separate from his religious worksthe Scientology® religion already had a moral and ethics code he saw the need for a non-religious moral code.