Critical Analysis of the Purification Rundown

The Purification Rundown as used by the Church of Scientology is identical to the Sauna Detoxification used by Narconon, with the single exception that the Sauna Detoxification is presented as a secular procedure, whereas the Purification Rundown is usually presented as a religious procedure. Dr. David Hogg, M.D., the author of this report, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. This report focuses on the lack of effectiveness of the Purification Rundown/Sauna Detoxification from a medical perspective, and although it was written in 1981, neither the Purification Rundown or Sauna Detoxification have changed since then, and neither has the human body.

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Study by the Berlin Senate’s Division of Education, Youth, and Sport

This investigation was prompted by a Stuttgart-based consumer protection agency that discovered Narconon's close tie to Scientology and reported it to the German press and government. Dr. Wolfgang Heckmann, a psychologist attached to the Berlin Senate's Division of Education, Youth, and Sport, said that funds to Narconon were cut off in 1979 after this Senate investigation found that only about 10 percent of Narconon clients were successfully purged of their drug addiction, not the 80 percent Narconon claimed. We have the report in both English and the original German.

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Recovery House Evaluation – Narconon New Life

In 1973, California passed a bill, Senate Bill 714, which would allocate funds for treatment alternatives to existing methods such jails and prisons, probation and parole, civil commitment, and court orders. This included residential facilities called Recovery Houses and Therapeutic Communities. Narconon New Life sought funding through this bill. Since public funding was involved, the State of California required evaluations of the programs receiving money. This document is the evaluation of the Narconon New Life program as it was being run in 1974, submitted to the California State Department of Health.

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Outline for Recovery House Evaluation – Narconon New Life

In 1973, California passed a bill, Senate Bill 714, which would allocate funds for treatment alternatives to existing methods such jails and prisons, probation and parole, civil commitment, and court orders. This included residential facilities called Recovery Houses and Therapeutic Communities. Narconon New Life sought funding through this bill. Since public funding was involved, the State of California required evaluations of the programs receiving money. This document is an outline for the related evaluation of the Narconon New Life program as it was being run in 1974, submitted to the California State Department of Health, submitted to the California State Department of Health.

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