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.
This is an extensive complaint with supporting documentation written by David Love which resulted in the closure of Narconon Trois-Rivieres. A must-read.
Former Narconon Trois Rivieres staff member reports how the now closed program in Canada instructed and ordered call-in staff to contact leads and state a success rate that was untrue. At the time of employment there, this staff member admits to following this order for a time and eventually leaving and reporting it to the Competition Bureau of Canada. This is a partial copy of the whole sent to the FTC by the CBC. The FTC entered into it's database of complaints. No action by the FTC is noted.
This former client alleges that Narconon staff fabricated a story to suspend him from Narconon Trois Rivieres while he was still in withdrawal, turned his family against him, refused to release more than $20 from his account, and dropped him off in a drug-infested area of Montreal. Although his parents received a refund, Narconon did not meet his demands.