This complaint details non-refundable pre-payments of $3000 for detox at Newport Beach and $27,000 for Narconon services, the latter was not delivered. The patient was taken off all medications and then declared "too heavy a user". No paperwork or receipts were received and no time spent at Narconon, no contract signed and refunds refused. They were not told of the ties to Scientology.
The allegations in this complaint state that no medical exam was performed by a physician prior to Narconon starting the client on high-dose Niacin, or other vitamins, and 5 hours of daily sauna. A puncture wound on the client's hand was ignored. Housing consisted of 8 men in a trailer with a leaking toilet. The parents further allege that Narconon Fresh Start's website is misleading. They pulled their son out of the program after 48 hours and received only half of their money in refund.
This former client alleges that Narconon staff fabricated a story to suspend him from Narconon Trois Rivieres while he was still in withdrawal, turned his family against him, refused to release more than $20 from his account, and dropped him off in a drug-infested area of Montreal. Although his parents received a refund, Narconon did not meet his demands.
This complaint letter about Narconon Sunshine Summit Lodge and Narconon Newport Beach to Discover Financial Services goes into great detail about the experiences of a former client of Narconon. The author describes how she was deceived by a "fake referral site" and was never told that the referral was to Narconon until she received an emailed credit card statement.
Complainant alleges that initial information received was misleading and led client to believe counseling received at Narconon would be compliant with DMV requirements and address legal issues.