Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices Forums Subscribe Archives
Today is July 29, 2014
home news sports feature opinionhappenings society obits techtips

Front Page » August 7, 2007 » Opinion » Letter to the Editor: Narconon can help
Published 2,548 days ago

Letter to the Editor: Narconon can help


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

By EMILY MILBURN
Narconon graduate

Editor,

Did you know that there are more than 23 million Americans considered to have substance abuse problems right now? Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in this country receiving substance abuse treatment right now? Did you know the United States has the highest jail/prison population in the world and that roughly 80 percent of that population is incarcerated either directly or indirectly for issues involving substance abuse?

My name is Emily Milburn, I am 19, and I used to be a statistic. I was 13 years old when I first started using drugs. My substance abuse problems finally landed me in jail.

My family was devastated. They did not understand why I was making such poor choices. They did not know what to do or where to turn. They were confused, they were disappointed, but more than anything they just wanted to get me some help.

Fortunately for my family and ultimately for me, there are avenues readily available for people to get help in our great country. Newspapers, television stations, radio broadcasts, the internet, all of these outlets made it possible for my family to do their research and find the right program for me, and it worked.

I graduated from the Narconon program and have been doing great since. My family chose this specific program because of its unique and non-traditional approach that specialized in my type of addiction and because it has a success rate of more than 70 percent.

I want your readers to know that there is always hope and there is always something that can be done about addiction issues. If you are tired of watching someone you love lose everything in life that matters then do something about it now.

Narconon provides free addiction counseling, local referrals, and residential treatment. Together we can make the world a better place.


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints


Top of Page


 
Web Poll  
April 25, 2011
Do you you think the national deficit that Congress has been struggling with can be better solved by increasing taxes or by cutting spending?
Increasing taxes
(35.38%)
Cutting spending
(43.11%)
Combination of both
(19.23%)
Don't know or don't care
(2.28%)
2106 total votes

Opinion  
August 7, 2007
Recent Opinion
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories



Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Emery County Progress, 2000-2008. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Emery County Progress.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us
z