The Tel Aviv municipality will soon be running a drug rehabilitation
program developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Drug addicts
enrolled in the program, called Narconon, spend extended periods in a
sauna and receive food supplements and vitamins to increase their
perspiration rate and speed up the detoxification of their bodies. The
program is being financed by private donors.
Despite City Hall's enthusiasm, the Health Ministry and the Israel
Antidrug Authority have not approved the program.
"In my opinion, the Tel Aviv municipality cannot start such a process
without the approval of the Health Ministry and the Antidrug
Authority," said authority director general Haim Messing last week.
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