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."
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.
This 70-year old complainant was rushed and kept distracted while signing papers late at night. She found that, despite being told there was no connection to scientology, that the program did indeed consist of scientology exercises, that the staff was medically unqualified in drug rehab, and that the sauna and vitamin portion of the program had been misrepresented to her. In addition, the length of stay which would allow her to get a refund were misrepresented until after the period of time had passed. She asked the Michigan Attorney General to help her get a partial refund.
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.
A complaint stating the patient was held hostage and unable to leave and FLMA and Disability paper work was not completed for 10 days.
This person describes being in an isolated, rundown property with no real medical attention and being subjected to medical malpractice. Not allowed to contact friends or leave until payment was made, they were alone and frightened. This person wrote about their own experience from 2009 to encourage the Attorney General’s office to investigate Per Wickstrom’s rehab facilities, A Forever Recovery and Best Drug Recovery (Rehab).
This is a medical malpractice case against Narconon front group called A Forever Recovery, Inc, and its medical director, several physicians and medical professionals, along with 2 medical centers in Battle Creek and Albion MI. One defendant, Dr. Stephen W. Robinson, is A Forever Recovery's Medical Director.
Violations: utensil storage, sanitation, food temperatures
Violations: sanitation, utensils, lighting