Narconon Newport Beach

Closed as of February 2010.

Narconon Survey Response #284

This former client of Narconon's Sunshine Summit Lodge in San Diego, California was referred to Narconon after finding one of the many referral sites that purport to be independent but only refer to Narconon. The mother who paid was never told that the facility was Narconon until an emailed statement listed Narconon as the recipient of the payment. The client suffered from a herniated disk in his back which was aggravated by the Narconon Training Routines (TRs) and later found out that he is bipolar. He feels if he had been at a legitimate rehab, he would have properly diagnosed, and he and his mother would have avoided a lot of suffering and expense.

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FTC Complaint, Narconon Newport Beach, October 10, 2012

Mother was told her insurance would cover a son's detox that was required due to his addiction. After paying $30,000 she found out the insurance company refused the claim because the son never tested positive for drugs. While trying to straighten out the insurance matter, the detox facility told her the son was never admitted. Two years later, they were still refusing to refund the money she paid for services that were never provided.

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Fisher v. Narconon Southern California

Here we have Fisher v. Narconon Southern California, and Does 1 through 20 - The issues of a false high success rate, promises of medically supervised detoxification for which Narconon is not licensed, lies, fraud, and breach of contract. Besides being lied to about the amount of the program upon arrival, plaintiff was immediately taken to an off-site medical detox called Orange County Detox even though he thought he was to receive medical detox at Narconon. There and at Narconon he not given his medically necessary medication.

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Complaint to BBB, Narconon Warner Springs, December 18, 2009

This family and former client allege that numerous questions by the client, about the purpose of scientology communication drills, went unanswered by staff. One-on-one time with counselors was limited to about 10 minutes. The parents state that the Narconon/Scientology connection was not revealed to them prior to the client's arrival at Narconon.

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Complaint to BBB, Narconon Warner Springs, November 19, 2009

The parents of this client allege that they were misinformed about the lack of medical detox available and the use of Niacin at Narconon Warner Springs. Due to their daughter's heavy drug use they felt medical detox was indicated. Additionally, they had informed Narconon that their daughter had a liver condition prior to her admission to the facility. Despite this information, they claim Narconon gave their daughter Niacin.

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Jacobs v. Narconon Southern California

Narconon of Southern California was sued here by father and son Jacobs in Orange County Court in August 2009 for Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Fraud - Intentional Concealment, Fraud - Negligent Misrepresentation, Conversion and Unfair Competition - in violation of California Business and Professional codes. The issues of a false high success rate, promises of medically supervised detoxification for which Narconon is not licensed. Patient was taken off site to a non-Narconon detox facility without knowledge of payee, where no licensed physician was in attendance and patient was taken off his anti-depressant medication against his will. At Narconon, he was taught and made to do Scientology practices against his wishes and without payee knowledge, despite patient and payee being practicing Jews. Patient suffered from being taken off his medication. Narconon settled this case, as they do with nearly all who sue them.

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Locatelli v. Narconon Southern California, Narconon Joshua Hills

Man goes to Narconon rehab for help and gets held against his will; made to endure Scientology teachings and bizarre verbal attacks. Wife sues, on her own without an attorney to help her. This lawsuit was filed in Nevada County, CA by a woman who paid for rehabilitation help for her now husband, only to find out that she was repeatedly deceived and the services were not as promised. Sarah Locatelli, of Grass Valley, CA states that Narconon denied her then fiance any medical care when he needed it and kept him against his will when he asked to leave. He was also made subject to verbal attacks, often of an anti-gay substance. He finally escaped after 4 days and received the medical care he needed.

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Akard v. Narconon Southern California. et al.

Akard, represented by William M. Margolin, sues Narconon Southern California, Narconon International, Narconon Western United States, and the Association For Better Living and Education aka ABLE for contractual Fraud. Claims include that Defendent was deceptive in procuring contract, had 'unclean hands', use of Scientology philosophy in the program without disclosure. Much more... read the complaint.

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