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: http://narcononreviews.net/location/all-narconon-programs/
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.