Karaoglanian v. Narconon Fresh Start; Sunshine Summit Lodge, et al.

On multiple occasions this plaintiff claims, staff members of Narconon Sunshine Summit Lodge misrepresented the Narconon program as not religious. In fact, the plaintiff claims, "...the program acts to indoctrinate its participants with the principles of Scientology." Furthermore, the lawsuit claims plaintiff's son was threatened with being held at the center indefinitely, if he was unwilling to adopt Scientology beliefs and principles. The plaintiff also alleges that facility conditions were unsanitary, furniture was broken, and promises of 24 hour medical supervision for the client turned out to be false. This lawsuit alleges fraud, deceit, negligent misrepresentations, and violations of California's business and professional code by Narconon Sunshine Summit Lodge. Other allegations include conversion and unjust enrichment.

Read more »

King v. Narconon Fresh Start, Roger Davis, Does 1-100

Former Narconon Receptionist and Administrative Assistant Briana King filed this complaint in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, against Narconon Fresh Start ( formerly Narconon Southern California) and Narconon Fresh Start staff member Roger Davis. The claims against all defendants are Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation For Complaints of Sexual Harassment.

Read more »

FTC Complaint, Narconon Warner Springs, November 3, 2012

Complainant alleges that virtually everything she was told by the referral service was a lie. Despite being promised the best medical care and professional counseling for her son's treatment, there was no medical staff or professional counselors at Sunshine Summit lodge during his stay.

Read more »

Parent says Narconon lied about everything

This family found Narconon's Sunshine Summit Lodge through an "independent" referral site. Initial information given to the family by phone and brochure was completely false, they say. Complaints were filed with the CA Attorney General's office and an FBI fraud unit. On January 14, 2013, this parent updated her complaint on Ripoff Report to say that all issues had been resolved with Sunshine Summit Lodge.

Read more »

Williams v. Narconon Fresh Start, Roger Davis, Does 1-100

This plaintiff is suing Narconon Fresh Start and Roger Davis for multiple allegations. Among these, she alleges to be the victim of verbal and physical sexual harassment by Roger Davis, her supervisor. As retribution, she claims, she was fired for refusing to engage in sexual conduct with the supervisor and making a complaint about the harassment.

Read more »

FTC Complaint, Narconon Newport Beach, October 10, 2012

Mother was told her insurance would cover a son's detox that was required due to his addiction. After paying $30,000 she found out the insurance company refused the claim because the son never tested positive for drugs. While trying to straighten out the insurance matter, the detox facility told her the son was never admitted. Two years later, they were still refusing to refund the money she paid for services that were never provided.

Read more »

Narconon Survey Response #270

This former Licensed Mental Health Therapist attended Narconon Vista Bay in Watsonville, California, and found the program to be "ineffective and irrelevant to one's recovery from drugs." While there, she went to a physician for excessive hair loss, and was told by the doctor this was because she "was a drug addict and that it was nothing to be concerned about." She states that "Their ethics program was bothersome to me. The entire program felt like a tattle tell session," and that the program is "potentially harmful due to their lack of research based medical and psychological practices."

Read more »

Narconon Survey Response #260

This survey was filled out by a mother for her son, who is a former client of Narconon Vista Bay in Watsonville, California. Her son is diabetic, and while he did receive insulin while he was in the program, he should not have received the high dosages of niacin or been put through the sauna treatments. She says that he "was very fortunate that the niacin treatments did not compromise his vision." Her son was there for 10 weeks, then she took him out when she found out more about the program. In exchange for a refund, which was only a small portion of the total amount paid, she, her son, and his father were asked to sign an agreement "never to talk about this or to disparage this program or place or, interesting enough, L. Ron Hubbard." She refused to sign the agreement.

Read more »