This person was forced to change their address with their insurance company to one that the Best Drug Rehab provided. Phone calls were monitored via speakerphone, with a staff member ready to disconnect the call if the truth about the program was told. The person was told that if they wanted to leave, they would be dropped off at a homeless shelter, and feels that he was being held against his will. He was also removed from medications prescribed by his doctor.
A complaint stating the patient was held hostage and unable to leave and FLMA and Disability paper work was not completed for 10 days.
This person describes being in an isolated, rundown property with no real medical attention and being subjected to medical malpractice. Not allowed to contact friends or leave until payment was made, they were alone and frightened. This person wrote about their own experience from 2009 to encourage the Attorney General’s office to investigate Per Wickstrom’s rehab facilities, A Forever Recovery and Best Drug Recovery (Rehab).
This couple was initially impressed by the advertised success rate of 90% when searching for addiction treatment for their son. Son complained about scientology teachings at Narconon Gulf Coast while under their care. At the same time, Narconon admitted they were having difficulty detoxing the client, but didn't hesitate to request another payment of $20, 000 before dropping him off at a motel with little to no resources. The family requested a partial refund to arrange for their son's treatment at another location, but Narconon refused. Sadly, their son died of an overdose shortly thereafter.
When the person arrived at Tranquility Detox, his personal belongings, cash, identification, and blood pressure medication were taken from him. During his stay, his blood pressure rose to a high level, and when he asked for the facility to call 911, they did not. He climbed over a fence and walked to the hospital. Read the complaint for more information.
This is a formal complaint to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, regarding these issues: 1. Irregularities with the legal and DBA names of Narconon Redwood Cliffs, aka Redwood Cliffs Drug Rehab, and Redwood Cliffs 2. Potential licensing issues with Narconon Redwood Cliffs, etc., which is the same facility as Narconon Vista Bay, Narconon Watsonville, and Narconon Tahoe (Watsonville) 2. Irregularities with the legal and DBA names of Narconon Huntington Harbor House, Narconon Southern California, and Narconon Fresh Start
This person was told that Best Drug Rehab was successful and specialized in heroin addiction, and that there were classes in dealing with addiction. He was not told about Scientology, nor was he told about the abusive guards who sold drugs to the patients or the sexual relations among patients.
This person offers to testify against A Forever Recovery as an dangerous scam.
This person was told that Best Drug Rehab was a 12-step facility, which they discovered was untrue after arriving. They were not told that it was a Scientology-based program, and included such amenities as flies in the food, lack of air conditioning, and 20-year old gang members.
This person was too desperate to research before he took his son to Best Drug Rehab, but once his son arrived, he found that he'd been lied to about BDR's treatment, including being told that BDR was a "medical facility". His son was suspended and has no intention of returning, and he says the experience was a costly lesson. He ends his complaint with, "From what I can tell the complaints on RipOffReport.com and the Tipping Point forum and other internet-based sites are right on target."