Narconon Survey Response #269

This former client of Best Drug Rehab in Manistee, Michigan was also a former staff member there. She states that Best Drug Rehab is run according to Scientology methods defined by L. Ron Hubbard, and that the facility is run by scientologists, and the scientology courses are mandatory. She says that drug use in the facility is rampant. She says she was forced to create fraudulent paperwork and lie to parents when they called.

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Complaint against Best Drug Rehab, September 28, 2012

This person completed the program at Best Drug Rehab and had money left on his "student account" - spending money that the client needs throughout the program for personal items, and which is held by the facility. He was told he would receive a check for the remaining amount within 30 days. At the time the complaint was filed, it had been 3 months and he had still not received the check.

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Complaint against Best Drug Rehab and Tranquility Detox, September 23, 2012

This is a very detailed report about this person's experience at Tranquility Detox and Best Drug Rehab. One thing of special interest is that the person agreed to work for BDR and was put to work making "after care calls". She relates that out of 70 people she called, maybe 10 had remained sober. She was told that unless they have relapsed to their drug of choice, to count them as sober. She also describes the creation of false records for the facility to obtain CARF certification; abusive treatment by staff members who were Nation of Islam and gang members; fraudulent insurance billing, part of which consists of having the client sign over power of attorney to the facility, and changing their address with their insurance company so that reimbursements go directly to the owner, Per Wickstrom. This is a must-read complaint, which is full of horrific details.

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Complaint against A Forever Recovery, September 20, 2012

This writer complains of the release of personal medical information to the family (mother and father). The parents were contacted the next day by the same employee who released the information and told to forget the information they had been told. A Forever Recovery's response was "I'm sorry" and "the person has been fired".

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Complaint against Best Drug Rehab, September 14, 2012

This letter of complaint corroborates just about everything we've heard previously about Best Drug Rehab, and includes some additional information about Nation of Islam members being used as security staff, one of whom assaulted the writer's son. This incident was reported to the police. Sergeant Schmeling went to the facility and investigated, but somehow the videotape of the incident had disappeared, and later the police report itself disappeared.

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Sweeney v. Pur Detox, Inc, Allan Sosin, MD & Does 1-50

Man sues Pur Detox (Scientology based Narconon like Program) because they took away his medicines and weaned him off too quickly, leaving him unattended and with access to a balcony, resulting in him attempting suicide in a dangerous and rash fashion which ended in serious and permanent injuries.

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