demonstrates the workability of the drug-free social education model. Their drug
rehabilitation does not use more drugs to solve the problem of drug and alcohol
abuse. We have found that effective education must be a fundamental component
of the rehabilitation process in order for alcohol and other drug abusers to stably
recover and live ethical and productive lives.
Workability is the watchword. The key in developing the Narconon program has been
what works not fads, not what is politically correct. What we have looked
at from the beginning and still examine routinely is, Are we returning former
addicts to society as stable, productive, ethical, drug-free individuals?
is not often good news in our struggle with the consequences of alcohol and other
drug abuse in our society. I am happy to say that the Narconon program is good
news. I encourage you to review it carefully and consider utilizing it. Many years
ago I did and I have been able to help save many lives as a result.
Dr. Shields graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and is a Diplomat of
the American Board of Family Practice. She is a frequent presenter at conferences
on Substance Abuse and Public Health as well as being the author of many scientific
papers on the role of detoxification of drug and other toxic residuals. See A
Physician's Perspective for a more complete statement of Dr. Shields experience
with the Narconon program.