Italy boasts more Narconon centers than any other country in the world. Nearly 4,000 students have completed the full Narconon program in Italy since the first Narconon center opened in the Lombardy region in 1981. The staff have also distributed tens of thousands of drug education booklets nationwide as a public service to their communities.
In the last few years several Narconon centers have combined and moved into spacious, beautiful facilities in the countryside. The current Narconon Centers are: in the Calabria region, Narconon Il Falco, Narconon La Fenice and Narconon Albatros; in Puglia, Narconon Il Gabbiano; in Marche, Narconon Astore and Narconon Alfiere; and in Sicily, Narconon Grifone.
As many other Narconon areas are doing, Narconon Italy has launched a massive national drug education campaign. In Italy, they have published a series of drug education booklets with key knowledge regarding drugs and their effects on the mind, how to talk to your kids about drugs, nutritional aids to withdrawal, the dangers of substitute drugs, etc. These have been distributed broadly to government officials, the armed forces, media, schools, mayors, etc. The result has been an upswing in large drug education events, where towns band together to create community events, delivery of drug education to personnel on military bases, and so forth. Hopefully, this is evidence of a long-range educational campaign that will be continued until it dramatically reduces drug use among Italian youth and young adults.