Oprah Winfrey Shares Success News With Celebrities
Can you believe the Oprah Winfrey’s latest success news? She’s now The New York Times Bestselling author, and Oprah Magazine contributor. As an author, the Oprah Winfrey Show, she’s a must-read bestseller with multiplexes already available. However, it seems that her next book would be tackling drug take-back programs. Ms. Winfrey also plans to release a number of other books during 2021.
Can this be possible? It certainly sounds like a great concept, one that addresses a very important subject. After all, drug abuse is the leading cause of teenage deaths, and yet here she is making the claim that by helping those who are struggling with drugs, she can help prevent more teens from doing so themselves. And while her first efforts with the “New Narconon” program resulted in mixed results, she’s now released another novel called “The Narconon Solution.”
But what is “The Narconon Solution”? Will it prevent teens from abusing drugs? Ms. Winfrey’s novel covers much of the same ground as her first book, but this time with a much more cynical and slightly twisted perspective on the situation. This time around, instead of advocating for abstinence, Ms. Winfrey hopes that by helping those who’ve been mired in addiction, they can be cured of their vice and live productive and normal lives. It’s a noble mission, and one that she certainly seems to have put some good thought into, given that she has now moved forward with “The Narconon Solution.”
But what exactly is this highly acclaimed program about, and will it succeed? Ms. Winfrey is a strong advocate for drug rehabilitation, so it’s no surprise that she’s teamed up with organizations like The Association of Schools of Addiction and the National Council on Drug Abuse to develop this novel. While some things from the drug rehab and prevention world have changed (the emphasis is on mental health and self-help now, instead of simply trying to get the addicted person “off the drug”), many things have not; especially with teen drug abuse becoming such an epidemic.
Ms. Winfrey, though, is probably best known for her highly publicized relationships, like that between her and Bill Clinton, but she has also done a successful drug rehab work in other areas, particularly with alcoholics and opiate addicts. If anything, her experience in the medical field gives her some credibility with those types of people, since she has worked with addiction to both cocaine and alcoholism. Her stories, whether they are fictional or not, have won quite a number of awards, including the Presidential Award from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ highest honor, the Distinguished Doctor award. It’s not all smooth sailing, however. Ms. Winfrey did inform the public about some of the problems with the system that she had worked with: the slow and lingering response time when it comes to getting addiction treatment for people who need it, the mandatory one month minimum stay in rehab, and her worries that many of the people who would be suited for detoxification might turn to heroin or other drugs once they are released.
All in all, Ms. Winfrey’s success is an inspiration to many who are struggling to become sober. This is, after all, a story that showed her overcoming major obstacles and learning how to persevere. It is a lesson that many people need to hear, but not everyone will want to hear. For those who do listen, however, Winfrey’s personal story will give them hope and a reason to be more than just “a recovering addict” – they will hear that you can beat any obstacle, and that if you do, you can achieve success.