A father claims Narconon International
and the Association for Living and Education International are fronts
for Scientology, and that he paid them $35,500 for “essentially worthless treatment” for his drug-addicted son.
He says the groups run rehab programs “to enrich themselves and to provide a recruit base for the Church of Scientology
rather than to provide competent treatment for chemical dependency.” [Read more...]
A Florida man is suing Narconon
Southern California, saying a brief stint in its Newport Beach drug rehab house subjected him to sexual assault, unwanted medication and demeaning work.
In the suit, Mendoza also complains about Scientology
being practiced at Narconon. “It was never revealed that Narconon is a Scientology facility.” [Read more...]
The Mental Health Council of Australia has strongly criticised Victoria’s national parks authority for leasing a historic public building rent free to a drug treatment service connected to Scientology.
The council’s chief executive says a group with secret treatment methods should not be able to use a public asset at a time when Australia is desperate for community treatment centres. [Read more...]
An organization that uses Scientology-related quackery gets an endorsement from a Canadian MP. [Read more...]
A Sunday Times investigation has found that devotees of the Church of Scientology have gained access to thousands of British children through a charity that visits schools to lecture on the dangers of drugs. [Read more...]
LOS ANGELES – A public hearing on a planned drug and alcohol treatment center with ties to the Church of Scientology was postponed Tuesday over concerns about the center’s rural location in upper Bouquet Canyon. A proposal to establish a … [Read more…]
The head of Narconon International says Bouquet Canyon is a great place to open a drug rehab center. But some neighbors strongly disagree, citing state records to back up their opposition. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will have … [Read more…]