Does medication provide the tranquility at Tranquility Detox?

These parents became concerned when their 19-year-old son was transferred from Best Drug Rehab to Tranquility Detox, without their knowledge. According to the parents, an intake counselor in Manistee refused to let them speak to their son on the phone. More research about the Narconon program caused alarm. Calls were placed to the Michigan Attorney General's office and Law Enforcement in both counties, where officials assured them the program was dangerous. One or both parents traveled to Michigan to remove son from the program.. On arrival at the facility, their son refused to leave the program, but appeared heavily medicated. He wrote a letter of refusal, on the spot, which the parents believe was coached or coerced.

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Narconon Survey Response #305

The mother of this former client of Narconon StoneHawk (now closed) drove from Texas to Michigan after hearing several complaints by her son on collect phone calls he had to sneak during free time in order to make. After Narconon found out that she was coming to get him, he was "punished" by being kept in a small room without food and being badgered by staff, as they tried to convince him that she, his mother, was the suppressive enemy. The former owner of StoneHawk now runs other facilities in Michigan which use Narconon methods and training, but are not formally named as "Narconon".

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Complaint against A Forever Recovery, July 29, 2013

This complainant was made to change their address with the insurance company to the facility's and open a new credit card as guarantee of payment. They were also required to sign a Durable Power of Attorney so the facility could act in the husband's name to ensure payment.

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Narconon Survey Response #295

This former client of Best Drug Rehab in Manistee, Michigan was told his health insurance would pay for his stay if he changed his address to the facility's address. He was told this was because the facility was out of network, and his insurance was billed for outpatient treatment. He describes overcrowding, unprofessional employees, abusive language, and indiscriminate sex. He became depressed after leaving, and was still using at the time he answered the survey.

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Narconon Survey Response #293

This former client of Narconon StoneHawk (now closed) was taken to a "crack motel" when he refused to go to "class" due to having the flu, and he relapsed there while waiting for a flight back home. He says his mother chose it out of desperation and sent him to the first place that sold her a dream. He later achieved sobriety through Narcotics Anonymous.

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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."

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Complaint against Best Drug Rehab, May 10, 2013

This complaint describes deplorable conditions at the facility - no hot water, and the cold water being yellow, clients with infectious diseases with no precautions taken to contain the diseases, a client with a known food allergy who was taken to the emergency room because of food supplied by the facility, and failure to provide paperwork for the writer to return to work.

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Complaint against Best Drug Rehab, April 18, 2013

This person was forced to change their address with their insurance company to one that the Best Drug Rehab provided. Phone calls were monitored via speakerphone, with a staff member ready to disconnect the call if the truth about the program was told. The person was told that if they wanted to leave, they would be dropped off at a homeless shelter, and feels that he was being held against his will. He was also removed from medications prescribed by his doctor.

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