This former Narconon patient alleges poor housing conditions and a lack of medical supervision. Additionally, he or she claims they were not allowed to leave after begging for their passport, bank and credit cards for several days. Ultimately, after researching the facility on the Internet, this individual was discharged from Narconon Trois Rivieres into a waiting van by two large security people where bags were packed. After many years, this person still has nightmares about the program.
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 mother of a former client filled out the survey posthumously for her son because he committed suicide not long after leaving Narconon. She says that he lost all his self confidence when he was in the Narconon program, and never regained it after leaving. About housing, she says, "He said he had a room which was very sparse but since he was a bad person he didn't deserve anything better." She explains, "He started drinking after he left. He never drank before. He hated drink. He was also going to emergency rooms to get pills. He was not anything like the person that went there. He was so ashamed of what he had become after we had spent so much of our life savings on the program."
Narconon Trois-Rivieres was closed by the Quebec, Canada government in April 2012. This former client was a "student" there when the facility was closed. He was not told why the program was being shut down. He says that he was not allowed his antidepressant/anxiety medication while there, and that this has also hurt his recovery. He left one additional comment - "help".
This person attended Narconon Trois-Rivieres in Quebec, Canada to help with pending court cases and kick addiction. His parents were impressed by the alleged success rate, but he says, "they straight up lied" and says there was "no onsite doctor, no legal advice or aid by anyone qualified." He credits his love for his family and his life for keeping him clean.
This person with an alcohol problem was accompanied to Narconon Trois-Rivieres in Quebec, Canada by a person claiming to be an interventionist. The interventionist was actually a car salesman who had completed the Narconon program 6 months prior. He describes a housing situation that no one should endure, and was afraid for his well-being at times.
This former client was at Narconon Trois Rivieres for 5 months and found the program helpful, but admits security, organization and aftercare were lacking.
Despite being thankful for being talked out of leaving Narconon Trois Riveres, this former client found the accommodations abhorrent, students poorly supervised (using drugs and having sex in sauna) and admitted to suffereing from nightmares due to night-time visitors making noise in dorms from giving massages and eating food.
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.