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Holidays Mean Giving Back At Drug Rehab

charityHolidays are a time of generosity, charity and giving, actions that are important for an individual in drug rehabilitation to undertake.  The cycle of drug acquisition, drug consumption, drug high, drug low and drug desire can leave little, if any, time for the individual to think about others beside himself.  Participating in group activities and contributing to the happiness and health of others can be highly beneficial to the individual who is trying to come off the “pleasing self” preoccupation that may exist as a result of substance abuse.  Such activities can also help draw the individual’s attention outward, instead of constantly focusing on their own problems or worries.

About Narconon Arrowhead and their community efforts

Narconon Arrowhead is the largest Narconon facility in the world, and one of the largest drug rehabilitation facilities in Oklahoma.  It is located on the hills overlooking Lake Eufaula, providing a beautiful environment for program participants to recover in.

The Narconon program is a holistic drug rehabilitation program that helps the individual aggressively address and resolve all of the causes and effects of drug use so that they can go on to lead healthy, productive lives.  It is based on the drug rehabilitation research developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, and is in use in over one hundred centers worldwide.

The Narconon program is unique in that it does not use any sort of substitute medications to help an individual stop drug use.  Drug withdrawal is made as comfortable as possible with vitamins and physical assists, overseen and delivered by trained and experienced staff.  Program participants also participate in a sauna detox program in order to eliminate residual drug toxins from their body, and take extensive life skills courses so that they can better address situations in their lives without turning to drugs.

The Narconon Arrowhead drug rehabilitation facility participates in many community service activities throughout the year, not only supporting these essential efforts, but also setting an example for its program participants as regards the importance of helping others.  During the holidays, Narconon Arrowhead drives home the importance of giving back to those in need with its annual holiday food pantry drive.

Over the past seven years, Narconon Arrowhead has run a food pantry drive to benefit local community groups including Hope House of McAlister, the Department of Human Services Child Protection Unit, McIntosh and Pittsburg County youth shelters, Eufaula’s God’s Helping Hands, Deep Fork Community Action of Eufaula, Canadian Shore’s Fire Department and much more.

Narconon Arrowhead’s generosity toward families and groups in need during the holidays is largely determined by the generosity of donors.  The center’s goal for the 2013 food pantry drive is $2,500, in addition to ample food and clothing donations.  To help reach their goal they are holding weekly bake sales, and encouraging everyone to make whatever donation they can.  Having already received a $500 donation from a program graduate, Narconon Arrowhead is firmly on the path towards reaching their goal.

How You can Help

All donations are given to recipients in the form of food baskets, gift cards and checks, clothing, diapers and other supplies. In order to ensure that the donations can be given out before Christmas, Narconon Arrowhead requests that all donations be made by December 10th, 2013. Here are some ways that you can donate to this important cause:

Monetary donations can be mailed in to Narconon Arrowhead, Attn: Food Pantry 2013, 69 Arrowhead Loop, Canadian, OK 74425.

Donations can also be made over the phone by calling Narconon Arrowhead at 918-339-5800.  Please ask for Danna Sue Pruett or Kelly Falcone.

Food, clothing and supply donations can be dropped off at the center, or you can call Danna Sue or Kelly to request that donations be picked up.

To read the full release on the drive go to: http://www.prweb.com/releases/narconon-arrowhead/holiday-food-drive/prweb11372187.htm