Scientology-linked rehab Narconon under fire from two former executives

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In an interview to be broadcast Friday, April 5, on NBC’s Rock Center two former executives of Narconon Arrowhead, a Scientology-linked drug treatment center in Oklahoma, will expose what they call deceitful marketing techniques and underqualified staff.

Narconon preys on vulnerable people.  That’s part of the sales techniques,” said Lucas Catton, who stepped down as President of Narconon’s Arrowhead facility in Oklahoma in 2004.

Last August Rock Center reported on three deaths at the facility:

According to Rock Center with Brian Williams the two former executives allege

that Narconon advertises a bogus success rate of 75 percent to lure in desperate families of addicts and hires recent graduates to be counselors without any traditional drug treatment training.

Lucas Catton stepped down as President of Narconon’s Arrowhead facility in Oklahoma in 2004.

Eric Tenorio, the former executive director of Narconon’s Freedom Center in Michigan, says the certificates he received as a “Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor” were purchased by him

for himself and his staff for several thousand dollars from an organization called the Pita Group, Inc., which was created by Kent McGregor, a contractor for Narconon’s Arrowhead facility located in Canadian, Oklahoma.

Harry Smith’s full report airs Friday, April 5 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.

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