Oklahoma’s Narconon Arrowhead Aims To Reduce Drug Addiction

Drug abuse can be linked to nearly half of all crimes in the U.S. each year, according to Drug Addiction Support. Rehabilitation facilities can help individuals struggling with addiction, and one of the most successful programs in the country has agreed to sponsor a campaign against substance abuse.

Narconon Arrowhead, located in Oklahoma, says it will help the Take McAlester Back campaign in its efforts to reduce drug usage in the region. It is dedicated toward “getting drugs out and arts in” by offering various art and music programs for both children and adults. Take McAlester Back hopes to keep more people off of the streets and engaged in their local community.

Recently, Narconon Arrowhead and 30 other organizations held a celebration to promote Take McAlester Back and Red Ribbon Week, a national tradition dedicated to pledging against drug usage. People of all ages took the pledge in honor of Red Ribbon Week at the event.

In 2006, more than 20 million Americans aged 12 or older were regular drug users, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Family Services. Rehabilitation facilities, such as Narconon Arrowhead, can help individuals detoxify and turn their lives around.