Fabian Padro in Drug prevention
January 15, 2019

Debunking the Myths

Our Deputy Executive Director for Production Sam Hobson did a drug education lecture this past week at a middle school in the heart of LA off Crenshaw Boulevard. These kids were so bright and had such potential.


Fabian Padro in Narconon Success Story
January 10, 2019

I Was Lost and Broken, Now I’ve Found Myself

"Looking at the difference between the photo of me before I came to Narconon Ojai and the photo of me today made me realize how far I've come in such a short period of time. It made me remember the dark place I was in before coming here…“


Fabian Padro in Opioid Crisis
January 9, 2019

Addiction: Blind to Race, Religion, Income Bracket

The Washington Post reported that more than 115 people die every day from opioid related use. Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction…


Fabian Padro in Marijuana
January 9, 2019

The Blunt Truth about Marijuana

Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in the world. There is an ever-growing gap between the latest science about marijuana and the myths surrounding it. Some people think that since it is legal in some places, it must be safe. But your body doesn’t know a legal drug from an illegal drug.


I Am Proud to Look in the Mirror Again

“I really appreciate the Narcon program and what it has done to change my life. Before entering the program I felt lost, broken, and unable to face life’s obstacles. When I first started the program I thought I would never see the light at the end of the tunnel…“


Fabian Padro in Marijuana
January 7, 2019

Marijuana Politics

We live in a weird society where people censure you for smoking a cigarette in public but you can smoke marijuana on the street. Pot shops now outnumber Starbucks stores in states such as Colorado and Oregon.


Fabian Padro in Opioids
January 3, 2019

Behavioral and Lifestyle Signs of Opioid Abuse

For many people when they’re trying to determine whether or not someone is using opiates, it can be tough to spot physical symptoms. The person who’s abusing the drugs may be able to hide some of the physical giveaways, but there are also general behavioral and lifestyle patterns and red flags that may be easier to recognize.


Ren in Opioids
November 2, 2018

Millennials Turning to Hallucinogens and Marijuana Instead of Opiates—Why?

Millennials seem to be one of the most interesting generations yet. They never cease to surprise us. They never cease to surprise each other too, sometimes.


Ren in Alcohol Rehab
October 29, 2018

Why Alcohol is One of the Toughest Addictions to Kick

When we examine the addiction issue in the United States today, we begin to see very quickly that this is a growing, expanding problem.


Ren in Costs of drug abuse
October 23, 2018

Income Levels and Drug Abuse: Does Economics Play a Part?

It’s time we abandoned any old thinking that drug and alcohol abuse only affects the poor and economically unfortunate. In this day and age, drug addiction spreads rampant through all income levels, demographics, ages, ethnicities, geographic areas, etc.