This person says he was helped by Narconon and says, "Its no secret that the program uses alot of Scientology based techniques and beliefs, but I never felt it was delivered in a "churchy" manner."
This survey respondent lost her sister to addiction at the age of 39. She claims that her sister did not receive the treatment she badly needed. While under the care of Narconon, her sister was discovered in a bar parking lot using cocaine. On confrontation about the incident, Narconon's response was that clients were allowed some freedom.
Scientology, drugs, secrecy, theft and bedbugs were the main themes of this respondent's survey. This former client claims that her family found Narconon on the internet; they were lied to from the beginning, about the program and the facility.
Once again, Narconon's incredible success rate was a factor for the family choosing Narconon. The respondent describes her Narconon experience as the worst of her life, in which she was unlawfully detained and barred from communicating with her family. She claims her drug problem was never addressed while at Narconon.
This client was not impressed with Narconon's aftercare program: "didnt believe in after care or meetings... didn't have a plan. They took me to a bar and make me sit there with a beer in front of me, to get comfortable with not drinking it while in front of me.... come on now..... is that dumb or what! Got a famished dog? put a steak in front of it and see if he DOESN'T eat it......"
This former client would like to prevent others from being scammed by Narconon. She claims that Narconon had no qualified staff while she was there; a physician had to google information about high blood pressure and did nothing. She was lied to, but ultimately was motivated by her circumstances to get clean after leaving Narconon.
This survey respondent claims he was referred to Narconon by Tom Cruise. The program had no medical supervision while he was there, but he was offered the special "Cruise module." He felt bamboozled after realizing the program was scientology, and later relapsed. He eventually went through an accredited program with medical supervision and got clean. He is no longer is in touch with Cruise, who he believes is in need of psychological help or an intervention to get out of scientology.
This former client and Registered Nurse claims Narconon is pure scientology and a scam. Dr. Jonathan Singer tried to recruit her to work in his Denver office, She would like to see Narconon shut down by the government.
The mother of this former client of Narconon StoneHawk (now closed) drove from Texas to Michigan after hearing several complaints by her son on collect phone calls he had to sneak during free time in order to make. After Narconon found out that she was coming to get him, he was "punished" by being kept in a small room without food and being badgered by staff, as they tried to convince him that she, his mother, was the suppressive enemy. The former owner of StoneHawk now runs other facilities in Michigan which use Narconon methods and training, but are not formally named as "Narconon".
This former client of Narconon Tahoe left after 30 days due to bullying, overcrowding, and stealing, among other things. This person's relationship with a sister is severely strained since the $30,000 paid by her was essentially a waste, and her time immediately after leaving Narconon was extremely stressful, but this person is managing to put her life back together now, thanks to a battered women's shelter shelter and A.A.