This former client found Narconon of Georgia at the top of a search for "seattle heroin rehab". He was told the success rate was 76%, but discovered over a period of 8 months at the facility that the success rate was false. He did not elaborate on his experiences, but left this comment: "That place was fucking crazy. Oh my god."
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.
Narconon Survey Response #282
This former client of Narconon-clone Best Drug Rehab in Manistee, Michigan was told the program was Christian based, that there were amenities which turned out not to exist, and other untruthful statements about the program. It was against this person's religion to do Scientology assignments, but the person was told that if they didn't do the Scientology TRs (training routines), that they would be dropped off at a homeless shelter. When this person decided to leave, they were held locked in an office, and says, "The day i left the cops were there for 2 other clients trying to leave but were held against their will."
Narconon Survey Response #281
This person seemingly had no issues with Narconon, other than to say, "The drills and things were a bit tedious at times, but it's exactly what I needed to work on for my recovery." The answers are inconsistent with others received about this facility, but if true, we are happy this person had a good and worthwhile experience at Narconon.
Narconon Survey Response #279
This former client of Narconon in Fort Collins, Colorado and his insurance company paid $40,000 for him to attend. He is unhappy with the service and results because they were not what was promised when he entered. He says, "I learned about Scientology instead of receiving treatment for addiction. Treatment I spent $40,000 dollars for." He asks, "Whatever happened to full disclosure?" After he graduated, he worked for Narconon for several months, and is still owed $1500 which has still not been paid.
Narconon Survey Response #278
A former client at Narconon of Georgia, this person describes a housing situation rife with drug and alcohol use and indiscriminate sex, and says "They never threw even the worst rule breakers out cause they wanted the money more than they wanted to do the right thing..."
Narconon Survey Response #277
This former client of Narconon Arrowhead emphasizes that money is more important than recovery at Narconon. He was told that his insurance would cover his entire stay, but once he was there and signed the contract, he was told that his insurance had quit paying and that he would have to pay an additional $18,000 to continue with the program beyond detox. He describes the living quarters as nice and had no complaints with the housing or the food, however while in detox, he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance 3 times due to severe illness from methadone withdrawal. He spent a total of 13 days in the hospital, and says they almost let him die.
Narconon Survey Response #275
This former client of Narconon in Fort Collins, Colorado - "A Life Worth Saving" - describes the living conditions as filthy, the staff as sadistic and uncaring, and says he was abused mentally, and denied acesss to medical treatment, while his diabetes went uncared for. He suffered from sleep deprivation while at Narconon, and was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after he left. He pleads, "PLEASE SHUT THOSE FACILITIES DOWN!!"
Narconon Survey Response #274
This former client of Narconon in Colorado learned at Narconon that he could endure tough times sober - enduring the tough times at Narconon taught him that. He used within the first two years after leaving Narconon, but is not using now. He attributes his sobriety to the realization that he could live life drug free and be perfectly content, and the fact that he had caused significant damage to my family, friends, and self. According to this former client, the 'aftercare' provided by Narconon is absolutely dismal.
Narconon Survey Response #129
This father claims that Narconon Sunshine Summit Lodge was inappropriately staffed to handle a medical emergency experienced by his son while under their care. His health plan denied his son's treatment at Narconon due to a lack of medical staff or properly credentialed chemical dependency professionals, family therapy or any other therapies, poor documentation to include no individualized treatment plan.