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Discussion in 'Narconon, Drug Free World, and Other Anti-drug Fro' started by AnonyMary, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free


    To keep you all informed, I am starting this ongoing Narconon Reviews updates thread, rather than post individual threads for the many things being posted or uploaded there. Before I post some updates, I just want to explain what Narconon Reviews is and why it is important to spread the news about the site to the general public.

    As you may recall, back in 2013 I posted an announcement that:
    ethercat's new site, Narconon Reviews, is OPEN!!!!

    Narconon Reviews is an independent site created for the public, current or former patients, any one looking into Narconon for rehab services, and for researchers ( ie: attorneys, journalists, college students industry professionals) to obtain information about the program, it's facilities and it's issues. As well, the site is a place for consumers to obtain information on Narconon and it's basis in Scientology practices, in how to file a complaint, where to file complaints and how to choose a program - what to look out for and what questions to ask. You can get a better idea of what we offer by checking out our Resources section

    Since the site opened 2 years ago, it's grown to over 48 published blog articles and over 250 information documents uploaded, both formal and empirical. The documents include 96 lawsuits complaints and 48 state agency inspection reports regarding the various Narconons across the USA, as well as the unbranded programs like Best Drug Rehabilitation and A Forever Recovery - run by scientologist Per Wickstrom and family.

    This does not include the many other documents the volunteers still have to write summaries for before posing. We are also always in need of donated copies of lawsuit complaints filed by attorneys in the past with a number of state court clerk offices across the USA. As volunteers, we just cannot afford to purchase all of the many that actually exist!

    These complaints tell a consistent story over time about the fraudulent business practices, negligent medical practices, breach of contract issues, illegal medical practices base upon Scientology, lies that it's not Scientology when it is, lies that they deliver one on one and group therapy, drug education beyond Hubbard's theories, the Sauna ( Purif) cleanses them of drugs and toxins when it doesn't, and so on. Too many have become ill or have died. The dangers of the program are evident in the complaints.

    In Michigan courts alone, there are probably 50 lawsuit complaints we do not have copies of. Then there are cases in Florida,Texas, Oklahoma; and in California filed in Riverside and Santa Cruz counties. These are besides the recent cases for which we have many. But it's the history, the pattern, and the players that prove an repeated organized corrupt game set by organizations and sub organizations on the Scientology Int Management Org Board. This is what the public is really dealing with:


    With all that we have managed so far to obtain and get up on the site, we are causing huge headaches for the individual Narconons, the other unbranded programs and the managing entities above it.

    Narconon is Scientology. It is making scientologists every day as the patients (which they call 'students') progress through the program, despite the fact that they are not told it's Scientology. And the patient finds out and asks staff if it is, they are lied to and told it's not Scientology. Look at what patients are being indoctrinated into!

    The Narconon Program and Scientology Equivalents

    No matter how many new fictitious names are being obtained and used by Narconon to try and advertise on the internet and not be noticed as a Narconon program, the volunteers are staying on top. Our site makes sure the public is informed. We add new tags to all related documents and articles with the latest fictitious names being used, so that anyone searching a new name will find it is a Narconon program. You can see all the locations and names used for each, here:

    While it's evident that the internet, the lawsuits, and the facts out there are killing Narconon and Per Wickstrom's programs, they have much more in resources to attempt to overcome the opposition. Many people search for information on the internet before paying for a program. That is why Narconon Reviews was created. To help educate and warn before paying and sending a loved one there. What they are finding and reading is helping people steer clear of Narconon.

    This is why we do what we do. We are just a few volunteers here, always in need of more volunteers and documents that help inform the public and the attorneys. We are grateful for the attorneys who have elected to take on cases - cases that in the past no attorney would touch because it's Scientology. But it's still an upward battle. Any support in helping get Narconon Reviews known to the general public is much appreciated.

    Please take a few moments to look over the website Narconon Reviews and whatever we post here whenever we do post. And please pass the information along to help inform others. We don't have slick PR statements coming out daily, nor do we have the monies to pay for such. All we can do is ask for your support.


    Mary McConnell
    [email protected]


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  2. ethercat

    ethercat Cat in flight

    Thanks for that Mary. One thing I think people miss when looking at the organizational chart is that it represents the "official" flow of money, but there is another unseen flow of money to Church of Scientology International.

    It is fairly well known that most, if not all, of the Executive Directors of the Narconon branches and clones are also scientologists. They also take services and make donations back to the "church" from their Narconon income. Some of the higher level staff and "rehab referral specialists" are members of CoS as well.

    I have amended the diagram to include them also, with an orange dot for each ED (in the US because I have very little knowledge about the Narconons in other countries). Narconon brings a lot of money into the coffers. This is why, even if you're unconcerned about the never-were-and-never-intended-to-be-a-scientologist-never-would-have-gone-if-they-had-known people who are hurt daily by Narconon, you should still have Narconon on your radar.


    They may also be paying money back into the cult through WISE, but I don't know that for sure.

  3. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Lets not forget the flow of money to IAS from Per Wickstrom, owner of multiple unbranded Narconons. He and his wife, Svetlan, can be seen at the top right of this photo

    As CoolHand Luke wrote at Reaching For The Tipping Point Forum on November 28, 2012 :
    Narconon money going to the IAS

    And then there is the money from IAS donations put into grants to help purchase and start Ideal Narconons. ( Exhibit T - IAS Grant Newsletter - Funding Ideal Narconons.

    IAS is an entity that needs to be included in that org board... despite it's corporate veils
  4. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    I had no idea....the size of this drug rehab .....con game.

    A few questions.....

    How can, on one hand, the cult say that money paid to it for "org " services....are religious service donations.....

    And the exact same services....paid through Narconon, are a business that collects fees....?

    If the owners of these Narconons are donating so much money do IAS....then they are either getting it, from salaries....or a percentage ....of fees paid to Narconon.....Or....they are in control of the books....and are funneling it directly to IAS......

    Doesn't seem right or legal.....

    Edited to add:

    This "unbranded narconon" thing sounds very fishy....

    They must still use the Cult's methods....and materials?

    So, seems another layer for the Cult to hide behind...
  5. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    I see several different " 1-800" referral service businesses for "Drug Rehab" advertised on TV all the time....

    I am concerned that some of these ads might be a secret/hidden Cult companies....referring callers to Narconon....
  6. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    It would seem to me that any Insurance Company that pays out for Drug Rehab at Narconon.....branded or not.....must be aware that it is also a recruitment vehicle for the Cult of Scientology.....and uses all Cult materials...

    and therefore....must be liable for that.....if sued.

    I just don't see how Insurance Companies are paying for rehab at Narconon...and staying out of Court and or facing legal liability....for doing so...

    I don't see how Insurance Companies knowing this.....are doing it...????

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015
  7. ethercat

    ethercat Cat in flight

    No way to tell without calling them... Unless you can find the number on the web somewhere. They frequently use an image to put the number on the websites so it won't show up in searches.

    Here are a couple of things you might be interested in:

    Narconon Reviews - Rehab Referral Sites

    Tipping Point - Re: Narconon - even scientology's front groups have front groups
  8. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    Wire Service Press Release (08/19/2015)

    Narconon Reviews publishes 55 FTC complaints documents today

  9. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    Mmmm... wonder who is pissed off at me now? Couldn't be because of the above
    posted Wire Service story or that I Registered <> could it?:confused2:

    Avoided a catastrophe early this morning after falling for what appeared to be a Legit email from GoDaddy concerning my website domain name: <> -- A quick call to GoDaddy customer service confirmed my accounts were hacked/accessed but no changes or damage.

    David Love’s GoDaddy Narconon Websites Hacked from Russia Email Account

    It was only a few minutes of anxiety until I recognized the mistake I made by clicking on the Phishing Link, then all calmed down when a GoDaddy Rep came to the rescue very fast. He hadn't seen such a thing for quite some time and suggested that someone was not happy I Registered <> ...... It could have been a disaster, wiping out my other Narconon websites with 4 years of articles/stories. ALL is good now and Me is back on track and launching another website next week.:thumbsup:
  10. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

  11. ethercat

    ethercat Cat in flight

    I don't have the answer to your question, but you wouldn't believe the number of people who arrive at Narconon Reviews because they searched for "how to open a rehab". They land on the state agencies page.

    If you* don't even have a clue that you should approach the licensing agency in the state for that information, you got no business opening a rehab. Some of them will look at one state's agency, then come back and look at another, etc. I guess they're looking for one they could possibly hope to qualify for, one with the least stringent requirements. A lot of these rehab businesses are a huge scam. I'm glad it's getting some attention.

    (* not you personally, JB, the general "you")
  12. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    [​IMG] Press Release (09/26/2015)



  13. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Re: Narconon Reviews #Narconon Public Safety Analysis and more police records

    New, MUST-READ Narconon Reviews' #Narconon Public Safety Analysis and more police records!

    Narconon Public Safety Analysis and Fort Collins Police Records
    Written by Heidi Macavoy on October 29, 2015 ·

    The next monthly installment of open records request disclosures being added to our public safety archive is a collection from the Fort Collins Police Department in Colorado. This set of documents is for the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab currently known as A Life Worth Saving.

    For insights from former staff, "we contacted Eric Tenorio and Jason Seipp, who provide some much needed perspective and internal context for the police records we are compiling in our comparative analysis exercise." Dig in!

    Do read the first installment, announcing the archive of records gathered, put together from a variety of Narconon and unbranded reports from public safety agencies across the USA.

    New Public Safety Documents Archive and Narconon Arrowhead Police Records
    Written by Heidi Macavoy on September 25, 2015
  14. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Two Narconon Wrongful Death Lawsuits Settle; 1 Going to Trial

    Narconon Reviews update on the Gabriel Graves and Hillary Holten wrongful death lawsuits against Scientology front groups Narconon of Oklahoma (aka Narconon Arrowhead), Narconon International and Association for Better Living and Education

    2 Narconon Death Lawsuits Settle; 1 Going to Trial

    Tony Ortega Underground Bunker mentions the Narconon Reviews article and our announcement here

    A big :-thanks-:to Gabriel Graves' mom, Shirley Gilliam, and the Narconon attendees and staff who joined Reaching For The Tipping Point Forum, posted and messaged myself and others to provided important information that helped in these lawsuits while also helping us educate the public about Narconon.

    This information also helped lead to investigations of the facility which are the subject of a wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed by Kimberly Poff, the former Oklahoma Inspector General for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, in her attempts to investigate.

    Ms. Poff was recently deposed for all three of death lawsuits, despite Narconon's attempts to circumvent that. You can read about her wrongful firing lawsuit here

    The OK situation is not over yet but at least Shirley Gilliam and Matthew Holten and their loved ones can move on after several years of successfully fighting Narconon in the courts. When the Stacy Murphy wrongful death lawsuit soon gets to trial, we will be reporting here as things progress and the sparks fly! Ms. Poff was recently deposed for all three of these cases, despite Narconon's attempts to circumvent that.

    Stay tuned...