Heather Landmeier, age 27, attended Narconon 3 times. She relapsed after each stay, and her family and she decided it best she return for more treatment each time. The 3rd time resulted in her becoming brain damaged and paralyzed from the neck down. Heather's family sues Narconon Arrowhead for negligence after she overdosed on heroin and Oxycontin at a Tulsa hotel Narconon had brought her to in March 2008 because they dismissed her from Narconon Arrowhead for testing positive for drug use. The family states the drugs were provided by Narconon staff members. This case is important because Narconon is fighting the release of employee relapse history and discipline records, despite a OK Supreme Court order to release them.
A former client disputes Narconon's claim to a 79% success rate and discloses what s/he experienced when they entered the facility as a minor. The client is a former graduate of the program who claims first hand knowledge of half the staff being former clients, dozens of health code violations, and an unreported rape of a 15 y/o girl by a 25 y/o staff member. The client also states his/her Scientologist parents were discouraged by Scientology from sending their child anywhere else, which resulted in the patient learning more about doing drugs inside the program than at home.
Akard, represented by William M. Margolin, sues Narconon Southern California, Narconon International, Narconon Western United States, and the Association For Better Living and Education aka ABLE for contractual Fraud. Claims include that Defendent was deceptive in procuring contract, had 'unclean hands', use of Scientology philosophy in the program without disclosure. Much more... read the complaint.
This exceptionally disturbing case was filed in California Superior Court at Santa Cruz on June 9, 2004. The plaintiffs had contracted with Narconon to provide in-patient treatment for the wife. When the wife arrived at Narconon, she was put into detoxification at what was called the "withdrawal cabin" which was some distance from the main facility. While the plaintiff was sleeping, a staff member who was a former student and recent graduate of the program entered the cabin, insisted on giving her a "touch assist", and, after a chase that took place outdoors, ultimately raped her.
Professor Folke Sjoqvist, the scientific advisor to the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, makes a statement regarding the detoxiﬁcation program for drug addicts by the use of, among other things, vitamins and sauna that is practiced within Narconon, and answers the following questions: 1. Can this method of detoxiﬁcation be considered to conform to scientiﬁc standards and medical experience? 2. Could this method risk the health of the client? 3. Could this method lead to permanent damage? 4. Should this program be prohibited? 5. May medical doctors prescribe the stated doses of vitamins; if so, on what indications?
This is a civil lawsuit filed in Superior Court of California, Los Angeles regarding an assault by a co-worker at Narconon in Los Angeles, who also assaulted a student. Included in the charges are statements about Narconon not filing appropriate reports about incidents at the facility, which include a student being raped and a student being injected with heroin by a staff member. Disturbing complaint. The employee sued his employer Narconon, his supervisor Jeanne Trahant and the co-worker who assaulted him, Phil Armour. This involved the now defunct Narconon Los Angeles facility.