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Narconon Survey Response #358

...Frightened and desperate for help, these parents contacted Narconon to address their son's drinking problem. After speaking to Dan Carmichael, they were convinced that seizures and death were imminent for their son. They allege that their son was heavily drugged during detox, was later the recipient of back and neck rubs, including an offer to wash his socks in exchange for allowing an intern to "rub his feet." Once the drugs wore off, it only took son 1 & 1/2 days to become aware that something was wrong and he asked to leave . The parents claim Narconon Harlingen staff attempted to keep him there, but relented and dropped him off at a hotel. The family's experience with Narconon had lasting effects. The parent's used their retirement money to pay for their son's treatment. Their son was stressed and had difficulty sleeping after going home. ...

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Erickson v. Narconon International, Narconon Northern California, et al.

...This exceptionally disturbing case was filed in California Superior Court at Santa Cruz on June 9, 2004. The plaintiffs had contracted with Narconon to provide in-patient treatment for the wife. When the wife arrived at Narconon, she was put into detoxification at what was called the "withdrawal cabin" which was some distance from the main facility. While the plaintiff was sleeping, a staff member who was a former student and recent graduate of the program entered the cabin, insisted on giving her a "touch assist", and, after a chase that took place outdoors, ultimately raped her....

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I Survived Narconon – Narconon Fort Collins Colorado Horror Story

...and i write this not in anger or personal grudge for what was inflicted on me, it is a warning to parents or to those looking for rehabilitation. I willngly turned myself into Narconon Colorado on what was presented to me by Dan Carmichael as a top notch facility with withdrawl assistance, a doctor and drug counselors and also were compassionate to patients in the withdrawl process–i did not want to suffer as i did in other programs from...

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Voiculescu and Kelly v. Narconon Fresh Start, Does 1-50

.... Unfair Competition (Business and Professions Code §17200 et seq.). Plaintiff Kelly was admitted to Sunshine Summit Lodge, Narconon's Warner Springs, California facility, in or about April 2013, for which they paid $33,000. Dan Carmichael, the intake counselor, and Defendants had promised Plaintiffs that Kelly would undergo a medically supervised detoxification, be "well taken care of," and that Narconon had a high success rate. They also...

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Narconon Survey Response #274

...This former client of Narconon in Colorado learned at Narconon that he could endure tough times sober - enduring the tough times at Narconon taught him that. He used within the first two years after leaving Narconon, but is not using now. He attributes his sobriety to the realization that he could live life drug free and be perfectly content, and the fact that he had caused significant damage to my family, friends, and self. According to this former client, the 'aftercare' provided by Narconon is absolutely dismal....

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Narconon Survey Response #275

...This former client of Narconon in Fort Collins, Colorado - "A Life Worth Saving" - describes the living conditions as filthy, the staff as sadistic and uncaring, and says he was abused mentally, and denied acesss to medical treatment, while his diabetes went uncared for. He suffered from sleep deprivation while at Narconon, and was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after he left. He pleads, "PLEASE SHUT THOSE FACILITIES DOWN!!"...

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Narconon Survey Response #279

...This former client of Narconon in Fort Collins, Colorado and his insurance company paid $40,000 for him to attend. He is unhappy with the service and results because they were not what was promised when he entered. He says, "I learned about Scientology instead of receiving treatment for addiction. Treatment I spent $40,000 dollars for." He asks, "Whatever happened to full disclosure?" After he graduated, he worked for Narconon for several months, and is still owed $1500 which has still not been paid....

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Son never went to Narconon, but Mom still had trouble getting her money back

...This Mom made a $20,000 down-payment for Narconon to "hold a bed" for her son in February of 2007. After a failed intervention, her son refused treatment, never setting foot in Narconon. Despite multiple requests and enlisting the help of an attorney, she had received no repayment as of June 23, 2008. Dealing with her son and this situation at the same time was extremely stressful for Mom. Finally, on July 28, 2008, a partial refund was received. ...

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Narconon Zutphen Inspection – May 24, 2013

...<b>In Dutch:</b> Stichting Narconon Nederland onder verscherpt toezicht<br /> Nieuwsbericht | 24-06-2013<br /> De Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg (IGZ) heeft Stichting Narconon Nederland in Zutphen voor zes maanden onder verscherpt toezicht gesteld. Naar aanleiding van meldingen bracht de IGZ verschillende onaangekondigde bezoeken. Mede op basis van de waarnemingen tijdens het laatste bezoek heeft de inspectie twijfels over de bereidheid en het vermogen van de instelling om afspraken met de IGZ na te komen.<br /><br /> <b>In English (machine translated):</b> Foundation Narconon Netherlands under enhanced surveillance<br /> News item | June 24, 2013: <br /> Foundation Narconon Netherlands under enhanced surveillance - The Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ) Foundation has Narconon Zutphen Netherlands for six months under enhanced supervision systems. Following reports brought the IGZ several unannounced visits. Partly based on observations made during the last visit, the inspection doubts about the willingness and ability of the institution to agreements with the Inspectorate to fulfill. ...

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Yates and Pugh v. Narconon Fresh Start d/b/a Rainbow Canyon Retreat; ABLE; Narconon International; et. al.

...Plaintiffs were promised by Dan Carmichael and "Ryan" that their daughter would have extensive substance abuse treatment and counseling from qualified counselors with a greater than 76% success rate, that Fresh Start's sauna program, New Life Detoxification, would reduce or eliminate her drug cravings by flushing residual drug toxins stored in her fatty tissue, and that she would be under the supervision of licensed medical professionals, including licensed physicians and nurses. Carmichael and Ryan falsely represented to Dean that the Fresh Start program was secular and did not involve the study or practice of any religion. None of these things turned out to be true, and the daughter left early because she was not receiving any actual addiction treatment. She relapsed almost immediately, and plaintiffs incurred expenses to get Beret the treatment Defendants promised to provide, as well as help for the injuries Defendants’ “treatment” caused her....

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