A violation of client abuse was substantiated. The surveyor was dismayed that Best Drug Rehab did not come clean about the incident until pressed for video footage of the assault.
The client made multiple allegations in this complaint including not being advised of Recipient's Rights, or a rights program contact, and being required to submit to random drug testing without a chain of command to secure samples. As a result of this inspection, a recommendation was made for A Forever Recovery to provide Recipient's Rights brochures to each client with a rights program contact. Additionally, the program was required to add language to their policies and procedures on securing all drug screens collected.
These parents allege they were promised the "highest success rate in the field of drug rehabilitation, luxury-leisurely resort accommodations, drug education program, jacuzzi" and more. The complaint is cut off at that point. We can only assume that Narconon did not live up to its promises.
This police report involves an individual who alleged an assault while at Narconon. Initially he wanted to press charges, but decided to allow Narconon to handle the incident internally after speaking with a Narconon security guard.
This survey respondent had a positive experience at Narconon and has been sober for over a year. However, the individual admits that Narconon's purported success rate is false, based on personal observations, and claims the facility lacked medical services or supervision.
This person went to Narconon seeking help for a problem with alcohol and found the program to be dangerous to his mental and physical health. He claims to have been completely deceived and feels taken advantage of while in a vulnerable state. Among many allegations, he claims to have never been evaluated by a physician while under Narconon's care, but was seen by a nurse in training. While undergoing the sauna, vitamin and exercise portion of the program he experienced terrible side effects.
This survey respondent found the Narconon program to be a good fit and denies the Scientology connection. At the same time, the respondent mentions Hubbard and states, "they never push that stuff on you."
Violations substantiated: Physical facilities inadequate for the type of service provided, no annual performance evaluations of staff members, no program director on-site, failure to provide adequate job training to staff members, failure to cooperate with state surveyor inspections, failure to comply with recipient rights regulations, failure to inform clients of the risks and possible side effects of discontinuing prescription medications, violating clients rights to be free from work the facility would otherwise employ someone else to do, accepting clients ineligible for admission, e.g., suicidal, inadequately informing clients about the general nature and objectives of the program, e.g., treatment location, or, the rules of the program, lack of appropriate medical evaluation, assessment and care, non-compliance with client activity regulations, and deviation by the program from the plan of operation for which the facility was originally licensed (10 beds) which adversely affects the character, quality and scope of services provided. Additionally, a program evaluation revealed that 45% of clients leave the program against medical advice.
In this police report, a worried Mom was running late to pick up her daughter from Narconon Colorado and requested a welfare check.
The police were dispatched to respond to a report of a 51 year-old Narconon patient having seizures. The patient had no prior history of epilepsy, seizure disorder or diabetes.