This is a medical malpractice case against Narconon front group called A Forever Recovery, Inc, and its medical director, several physicians and medical professionals, along with 2 medical centers in Battle Creek and Albion MI. One defendant, Dr. Stephen W. Robinson, is A Forever Recovery's Medical Director.
Violations: utensil storage, sanitation, food temperatures
Violations: sanitation, utensils, lighting
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 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.
Violations: plumbing, damaged ceiling, wall
This is a very detailed report about this person's experience at Tranquility Detox and Best Drug Rehab. One thing of special interest is that the person agreed to work for BDR and was put to work making "after care calls". She relates that out of 70 people she called, maybe 10 had remained sober. She was told that unless they have relapsed to their drug of choice, to count them as sober. She also describes the creation of false records for the facility to obtain CARF certification; abusive treatment by staff members who were Nation of Islam and gang members; fraudulent insurance billing, part of which consists of having the client sign over power of attorney to the facility, and changing their address with their insurance company so that reimbursements go directly to the owner, Per Wickstrom. This is a must-read complaint, which is full of horrific details.
This writer complains of the release of personal medical information to the family (mother and father). The parents were contacted the next day by the same employee who released the information and told to forget the information they had been told. A Forever Recovery's response was "I'm sorry" and "the person has been fired".