From Our Experience
A large majority of the individuals who have taken part in our community outreach programs now enjoy better, fuller lives free from drugs and other pollutants. Here, they found the motivation, guidance and education they needed to start again — and create a life they could take pride in.
We’ll share some of these stories with you here.
A Child Salvaged
A little girl (we’ll call her Nannette) grew up in Lynwood, California, a city in South Central Los Angeles. In 1994, when she was in fifth grade, her parents were told she would probably never graduate from elementary school. Soon she was labeled as “learning disabled.” When she came to us and entered our community outreach programs, she was not yet reading at a second grade level.
After just 25 hours of phonics-based tutoring in remedial reading, Nannette had improved by two grade levels. She then trained in Study Technology, a study method developed by L. Ron Hubbard. Nannette is now in 8th grade and reading at her grade level. Her teachers tell her she is one of the school’s best students.
“Before, I didn’t want to go to school. Now, I understand and feel good about school,” said Nannette. “I have learned better methods of study. This program has helped me have a better life and I am very happy.”
This summer, four colleges have invited Nannette to a summer camp for gifted students. Her goal now is to be a fashion designer.
A Man Turns His Life Around
A young man, “Charlie,” recently sought help the help of one of our community outreach programs — specifically, our literacy program. See, Charlie was completely illiterate, which prevented him from holding down a steady job, which often meant that Charlie was forced to seek rehabilitation in local shelters. As a result, his daughter, recently born on the streets of Los Angeles, was placed in foster care by the state.
Charlie came to us to get his daughter back. After attending literacy classes for a little more than a year, he was able to land a steady job and his own apartment for the first time. He then won back custody of his daughter.
A Teen Rehabilitated
When 14-year-old “Andrea” entered our drug rehabilitation program, she had been addicted to crystal meth for more than six years.
To say that Andrea’s life at home had been turbulent would be an understatement. She had been sexually abused by her stepfather as well as by other males in her family. To escape her pain, Andrea turned to drugs, and addiction soon followed. As a result, she began to experience mood swings and often turned violent with her family members. The authorities soon became involved, and the county placed her in a short-term group home to prevent further damage and a possible jail sentence.
In this group home, Andrea was provided psychiatric help — which led to the prescription of narcotics and other pharmaceutical drugs. Yet the prescriptions made her feel worse, and Andrea continued to sneak crystal meth whenever she could, often getting high in the school bathroom, a violation of group home rules.
To prevent her expulsion from the group home, Andrea was brought to our clinic. She was weak, her limbs and fingers frail to the touch. She would hardly look at us.
We told her that with the help she would receive from our community outreach programs, she could achieve her dreams — and we could see the love, knowledge and strength she yearned to share with others. She began participating in communication drills and one-on-one sessions with one of our staff. She committed to community outreach programs and unique detoxification methods.
To prevent withdrawal and its harmful side effects as she came off the street drugs and “psych meds,” we provided Andrea with an intense protocol that included vitamins, exercise and a daily five-hour treatment in our dry heat sauna for up to 26 consecutive days.
Once she was clean, Andrea began communicating honestly and effectively with our staff, the group home, teachers and counselors. She is currently drug-free and has even helped her younger sister also get off drugs.
You too can be a success story — all it takes is the guidance you’ll find through our community outreach programs. Call today to get started!