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JOHN DUFF, PRESIDENT OF NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, ISSUES STATEMENT

JOHN DUFF, PRESIDENT OF NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, ISSUES STATEMENT
 WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- John Duff, president of Narconon International, issued the following:
 As the president of Narconon International, I am pleased to hear the highly controversial anti-depressant drug Prozac is not being proclaimed as a treatment for cocaine dependents by John Grabowski, associate professor at the University of Texas Substance Abuse Research Center.
 When recent studies were released stating Prozac should be used as treatment for cocaine addictions, I was shocked and concerned. To think that Prozac, a drug linked to a number of incidents involving violence and suicide could find its way into drug treatment programs, is completely absurd. Cocaine addicts who reach out for help and are prescribed a drug as a form of treatment are being cheated out of the help they really need. Addressing the addiction of cocaine with a replacement drug is not rehabilitation, it is simply replacing one drug with another.
 Most drug addicts experience points in time in which they are more susceptible to reaching out for treatment than others. We in treatment must recognize these opportunities to help the individual become drug-free instead of replacing his addiction with another drug and continuing his dependence on chemicals.
 For 25 years, Narconon has been using a successful drug-free approach in treating cocaine addictions. Cocaine addicts who come to Narconon treatment facilities receive a regime of vitamins and minerals and go through a program of sauna, nutritional supplements and exercise to cleanse the body of residual drugs. This is followed by counseling and participation in a series of "life skills" courses -- courses which focus on communication, ethics, morals, goal finding and goal setting. The Narconon program is a positive and effective vehicle in helping a person attain a drug-free life.
 This drug-free approach was developed by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. It was first used in Arizona State Prison in 1966. Today, Narconon has a network of 24 drug treatment centers in 12 countries.
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