Narconon International drug rehab network is celebrating 50 years of helping individuals achieve sobriety.
The organization was founded by inmate William Benitez, who was addicted to heroin, in 1966. Benitez began helping his fellow inmates, and upon his release moved to Los Angeles, where he opened the first Narconon facility.
Since that time, Narconon centers have opened around the world, and thousands of addicted people have graduated from the program.
“We could not be more proud of the thousands of staff and volunteers that have made Narconon such a success over the past five decades,” said Clark Carr, president of Narconon International. “As we enter our fiftieth year, we are as dedicated as ever to achieving our goal – a world free from the destruction of drug abuse and addiction.”