Kicked to the curb: Penta vs. Narconon Gulf Coast Inc. and Deborah Ross

In mid September of 2012, Domenic J. Penta, Jr., age 44, had been at Narconon Gulf Coast for almost 2 months. Counting on the 90% success rate promised by Narconon Gulf Coast, his parents had paid $40,000 for him to attend. But unbeknownst to his parents, Dominic had been wrongfully kicked out of the program and dropped off at a […]

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Records Request Fulfilled: Michigan Attorney General releases complaints

In the fall of 2013, Narconon Reviews submitted a FOIA request to the Michigan Attorney General’s office for any complaints filed against Best Drug Rehab, A Forever Recovery, Narconon Freedom Center and Tranquility Detox. Unfortunately, fulfilling the request was going to be expensive. After some initial correspondence with the Michigan AG’s FOIA Department,  and settling on a two-year time frame […]

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National Association of Forensic Counselors Sues Narconon and Church of Scientology

And many, many more entities and individuals. The complaint is located at: NAFC v. Narconon and Church of Scientology (many defendants). That’s all for tonight, folks. Isn’t it enough? LOL! UPDATE – Additional Stories Tony Ortega/The Underground Bunker: Scientology’s drug rehab network sued for conspiring to misuse counseling credentials Miss Fortune/Glistening, Quivering Underbelly: BREAKING NEWS: Per Wickstrom’s Best Drug Rehabilitation […]

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Why don’t people research Narconon first, before they go or send someone there?

In response to our post yesterday about the new lawsuit against Narconon Fresh Start, we got a shout out from Tony Ortega’s blog. We like that. {grin} We like Tony and his Underground Bunker. We also think it was very perceptive of Tony to pick up on this, as I did (me being in Georgia myself, I couldn’t miss it): […]

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Fresh New Lawsuit Against Narconon Fresh Start

Just filed yesterday. Narconon Fresh Start, Dan Carmichael, and Sunshine Summit Lodge apparently haven’t had enough lawsuits filed against them and subsequent outpouring of settlement cash (albeit, in exchange for signed gag agreements) to teach them any lessons about deliberately deceiving people and how their insatiable hunger for money at the expense of the truth will ultimately be their downfall. […]

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The Day We Fight Back

DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET, In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face another critical threat, one that again undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance. In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two […]

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Narconon vs. traditional treatment for drug addiction

First off, let me preface by saying I am not an expert in addiction counseling. I do, however, have over a decade of experience dealing with people at Narconon and experience being in recovery via traditional treatments. The big difference: Honesty The main difference I see between Narconon and traditional treatment is simple: Honesty. From the minute a person in […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 10)

This is the final part in this 10-part series, The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire. If you missed the earlier segments, see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, or Part 9. The Future Looks Bleak for Narconon I believe that Narconon is in a desperate place. […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 9)

If you missed the earlier segments of this series, see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, or Part 8. Narconon Division 6 Conditions, Stats, and Formulas I don’t intend to speculate exactly how Narconon intends to apply Scientology tech towards the current lawsuits, charges of fraud, controversies, and public relations nightmares that […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Narconon Internet Marketing Empire (Part 8)

If you missed the earlier segments of this series, see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, or Part 7. Inside a Narconon Division 6 Sales Office To understand Narconon Sales, it is important to understand how it differs from a traditional sales office that might be found in a regular drug rehab center. So, […]

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