updated 8/16/2012 7:33:21 PM ET 2012-08-16T23:33:21

Narconon Arrowhead Statement

Drug addiction is a scourge on our society, destroying lives and families. It is always deeply saddening, painful and frustrating whenever drugs take a young life. For a family, the pain of losing a loved one to addiction is unimaginable.

Our deepest sympathies go out to those families, and our prayers are with them. As rewarding and joyous as it is to help a person rid themselves of addiction, it is equally disheartening when we fail to stop the powerful hold drugs have on so many people. Narconon Arrowhead is cooperating fully with local and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies, and is following all procedures required by law when a death occurs while an individual is in a rehab facility.

Out of respect for federal privacy laws specifically designed to protect past and present clients and their family members’ right to privacy, Narconon cannot disclose any information concerning specific clients who are or have been enrolled in its program without the consent of those clients or their next of kin.

Narconon Arrowhead is an established Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center that has been in operation in Oklahoma since 1992. The Center employs 190 rehabilitation and nursing staff and has serviced over 10,000 people in its rehabilitation program since it was first licensed and opened its doors over twenty years ago. Narconon has been accredited by the nationally recognized accreditation agency, CARF (Commission on The Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for 20 years and is certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse to deliver non-medical detoxification services.

See: http://www.narcononarrowhead.org/rehab-life/gradvid/ and http://www.narcononarrowhead.org/response-to-nbc-rockcenter/

Gary W. Smith, CEO Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc.