Narconon Suncoast Spreads Message of Freedom
On January 16th, 2017, Narconon Suncoast joined community leaders, activists and neighbors on Monday to celebrate the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day at Coachman Park in Clearwater Florida. There was a message of hope, community action and service in a coming year of political transition as more than 500 people marched through downtown Clearwater and then gathered to honor and celebrate the legacy of human and civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In attendance at the event was the NAACP Clearwater/Upper Pinellas County Branch, who sponsored this event. There was a diverse panel of speakers who spoke of civil rights and the future of our country. The event featured Mayor of Clearwater, Mr. George Cretekos. He delivered an impassioned speech calling for community unity and service. The persistent message of the day was for community action and help, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s quote, "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ’What are you doing for others?’”
In the attempts to help defeat one of the problems that stand in the way of personal fredom—addiction—Narconon Suncoast promoted a drug-free solution to addiction and distributed drug addiction prevention materials to help educate youth and adults to live productive, sober lives. Narconon Suncoast’s ultimate mission is to eradicate the drug abuse crisis in the country once and for all. Not only do drugs take away a person’s freedom, but they take away their dignity and self-respect.
“I’ve seen so many of my neighbors and family fall victim to street and prescription drug addictions. It is good to know that Narconon Suncoast now provides a local solution to this growing blight. Drugs stand in the way or our community’s effort to afford this next generation peace and prosperity,” said Louise Johnson, a local mother and activist. “I belong to two churches here in the community, and both need this kind of help” added Bernard Dixon, a local attendee.
Narconon Suncoast’s sole purpose is to rid drug addiction from this world. Its goal is to help those struggling with substance abuse and give them true freedom from drug use. For over 50 years, the Narconon program has been helping addicts and alcoholics handle their addictions, get to the root of their problems, and help them to save their own lives, and has seen great success in returning addicts and alcoholics back as positive, contributing members of society.