When Dila Tezemir, a Turkish singer, noticed the devastation of drug abuse in her nation—habit spiraling upward uncontrolled and even baby habit hovering throughout the previous decade—she determined to do one thing about it. She went seeking an efficient program and located it with Narconon.
The result’s Narconon Turkey, the nation’s first Narconon middle that’s now one 12 months into its dedication to serving to the addicted.
The problem for Narconon Turkey is daunting as they face the necessity to present drug prevention and rehabilitation in a rustic the place from 2004 to 2012, these in search of assist with medicine spiraled up from 40,000 to 227,000, in accordance with Right now’s Zaman, the Istanbul-based main information day by day.
A majority of these asking for remedy are males beneath age 25 hooked on opiates. Greater than half have been by means of two or extra remedy applications and reverted to drug use.
Not solely are the numbers of Turkish residents hooked on medicine or alcohol rising quickly, but in addition the age of habit is getting decrease. The European Monitoring Heart for Medication and Drug Habit locations the reason for this with the unrelenting trafficking in heroin and hashish flowing on the drug lanes linking Afghanistan and Europe.
The rising incidence of kid habit is a significant concern of Narconon Turkey and spurs them of their drug schooling and prevention actions. They cite the Hurriyet Every day Information report that greater than 3,000 kids had sought assist for habit from the well being ministry, however in the entire of the nation solely three amenities give attention to the habit issues of kids.
“I went by means of fifteen different rehab applications.
None of them labored. Narconon was my final program,
and now I’ve been clear for seven years.
This place turned my life round.”
The Narconon Turkey workers plan to step up their drug schooling actions of their second 12 months, to unfold the phrase that efficient and lasting freedom from habit is feasible, and that the very best prevention is schooling— the assistance for youngsters is to ensure they by no means begin medicine within the first place. To this finish, Narconon workers make tv and radio appearances, faculty lectures and type alliances with native companies.
“We would like folks to know that habit is neither inherited nor an incurable illness that requires indefinite remedy, and that an addict just isn’t an addict for all times,” says Tezemir. “We’re devoted to serving to hundreds of our fellow residents overcome their habit and reside brilliant and productive lives. We will try this with the Narconon program.”