New narconon center opened in Harlingen, Tx. in October Grand opening held for new Narconon center in Harlingen | program, drug, thomason - Local News - Valley Morning Star Grand opening held for new Narconon center in Harlingen Comments 3 | Recommend 0 October 31, 2008 - 12:27 AM By DAISY MARTINEZ/Valley Morning Star HARLINGEN - The grand opening of the new center for the Narconon South Texas Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Program was held Thursday. The center is at 17697 ABD Road off of Rangerville Road. Gail Thomason, spokesperson for the center, said it has gone from a mobile home to a 17-acre facility. Thomason said in a news release that the Narconon program helps drug addicts "who have hit rock bottom to achieve control of their lives and return to their families and communities with tools to continue positively." "The program is one of responsibility - both personal and social, upon completion our graduates are expected to lead productive lives which in turn enhance our society," Thomason said in the release. The four- to six-month program is divided into two phases. Phase one is designed to rejuvenate and cleanse the body of toxins. Phase two educates the drug user on how to recognize and deal with the issues that led to the drug addiction and how to better handle those issues in the future. Thomason said the Narconon program has educated and provided awareness to nearly 14,000 people in the Rio Grande Valley, and hopes to increase that number with the help of the new facility.