This former client of Narconon's Sunshine Summit Lodge in Warner Springs, California was not only addicted to drugs, but also had the added complication of Fibromyalgia. She was court ordered into a drug rehab program and chose Narconon because their program claimed to get rid of drug cravings and improve Fibromyalgia; because it was "a holistic treatment program that would teach me life skills"; and because quality of food was important to her because of the Fibromyalgia, and Narconon led her to believe the food would be healthy. Knowing what she knows now, she would not make the same choice today.
This former client of Narconon Trois-Rivieres became a staff member and was responsible for collecting the statistics about the success rate. He became so incensed at the things he witnessed that he now works in his spare time to shut down all of the Narconon facilities. Through complaints filed with the Canada government, he has succeeded in closing down Trois-Rivieres.
This former client of Narconon Trois Rivieres received no medical evaluation by a physician, had a serious health problem and describes an unsafe environment that included unsanitary living conditions and partying staff members during his 7 month stay.
As a youth of 17, this former client of Narconon of Northern California in Watsonville had a lot of experiences that bothered him while in the program, but at the time, he didn't know how a drug rehab center should operate. Several years later, while attending a legitimate rehab facility, it occurred to him how far Narconon was from being a proper treatment facility. He describes it as "an out of control treatment center with drugs, sex, and padamonium." He later went on to college to get a degree in substance abuse counseling.
Narconon deaths still haunt this former client and employee of Narconon Trois Rivieres. The person describes an experience with non-certified staff, statistical lies, including forced "success stories", poor and messy living conditions, and says that "nothing made sense."
This former client attended in 1973 at Narconon Connecticut (now closed), joined Scientology as a result, and remained on staff at Narconon for 5 years. At the time, the connection between Scientology and Narconon was not hidden, however, in hindsight, this person says that "it pretty much destroyed my life."
This former client of Narconon Trois Rivieres in Quebec, Canada had some positive comments overall, but found their aftercare lacking. He said, "It is hard to come and fit back to real world, students need more help after the program."
This former client of Narconon Zutphen in the Netherlands speaks of poor living conditions and high client to staff ratio. This person attended in 1990 and is concerned "that nothing has changed in those 20 years."