Parent's details experience with Narconon's deceptive internet practices after searching for rehab facilities in his area of Spokane, WA to send his daughter for help. Parent also wrote detailed complaint to other agencies about daughter's disturbing experiences at their facility in Caliente, NV. See full complaint in the Additional info section.
Consumers allege they were misled by deceptive referrals when seeking addiction treatment options for their daughter. The parents were encouraged by a representative of Narconon Southern California to incur significant debt to raise a down payment for their daughter to enter the Narconon program in Nevada, and were assured that it was a fully licensed facility with professional medical and drug counselors on staff. The daughter contacted them on the second day she was at the facility, and informed her parents the program was not providing the services they were promised.
This complainant's daughter is a former client of Narconon in Nevada, and has a pre-existing gall bladder condition. She became violently sick when forced to take high doses of vitamins and minerals, and "when she sought medical assistance for her gall bladder condition she was told that Narconon was not a medicating facility and to 'get over it'." She was unable to speak candidly with the parent on the phone due to monitoring by Narconon staff, but the parent removed her from Narconon, and put her in another program after checking its credentials. The daughter was well into the 90-day program, and doing fine as of the time the complaint was written.
Narconon Southern California, (now known as Narconon Fresh Start) is sued by the Sabours in Superior Court of California in Los Angeles for Breach of Contract, Fraud and Deceit, Unjust Enrichment, and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. This case complaint included documents. Note that plaintiff was a minor at time of attendance at Narconon Southern California's facility in Caliente, NV. His father was lied to about it being a facility for juveniles when it wasn't. The complaint discusses odd and terrible things that went on at the facility, among other claims. This case was settled in short order.