Plaintiff National Association of Forensic Counselors, Inc. (NAFC) and Plaintiff American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors, Inc. d/b/a American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (ACCFC) are issuing bodies for certifications in the rehab field, including Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), and others. After finding that numerous Narconon and Scientology related entities and persons were (and are) using their certifications and trademarks without authorization, they have filed a lawsuit in Federal Court seeking to reclaim damages resulting from loss of reputation and money, which resulted in financial enrichment of the 82 defendants, and have asked for an injunction to prevent use in the future. The use of the trademarks implies that the individuals are certified by the Plaintiffs when in fact they are not. This case may have far reaching repercussions on other cases against Narconon.
Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center
Doing business as:
Narconon Spring Hill, Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center
Address: 8213 Cessna Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34606
Managed by: Narconon Spring Hill, Inc.
Registered Agent: Rebecca Heist - Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel, & Burns, LLP
911 Chestnut Street. Clearwater FL 33756
This man paid $27,000 for services to be delivered by Suncoast Rehab for his wife, but was never told of the connection to Scientology or L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. He removed his wife from the center after 7 days, and considers that was 7 days too late. He is incredulous that such conditions and treatment can exist in the US, and was seeking a lawyer.
The brother of a former client alleges that Sun Coast Rehab failed to provide a safe and honest clinical drug rehabilitation, as promised. Facility employees denied any connection with scientology, but threw L. Ron Hubbard's "ethics" book at his sister when she voiced a desire to leave. He is convinced that all Narconon facilities are a front for scientology.