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Narconon of Georgia Closure – Scientology Rehabs Collapsing
26 December 2012, 10:07 pm

Scientology drug rehabs appear to be collapsing like a line of fragile dominoes as government and health agency investigations press on.

http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=9475


Today, the state Department of Community Health in Georgia has notified Narconon of Georgia it intends to revoke the clinic’s license for misrepresenting itself as a residential drug treatment facility.

Facing another wrongful death lawsuit trial to begin February 11, 2013, Scientology’s drug rehab empire is under fire and facing scrutiny of epic proportions globally.


If the Georgia state Department of Community Health succeeds in the revoking of Narconon of Georgia’s state licence, this would be a staggering blow to Scientology. This would be the fourth Narconon closure in recent years, including, Narconon Canada Continental, Narconon United Kingdom, Narconon Trois-Rivieres in Quebec, and now Narconon of Georgia.

Over the past couple years protesters in North America have demonstrated their outrage for the unscrupulous and dangerous practices at Narconon – - the most recent in early November 2012 at Narconon of Georgia. During the protest, a passing Narconon staff vehicle showed their distaste by reaching their arm out the window and giving demonstrators the “bird-finger.”

Also in early November 2012, Judge Stacey Hydrick sanctioning Narconon of Georgia when Narconon executive Director Mary Rieser was caught lying under oath in as many as ten depositions.

News of Judge Stacey Hydrick sanctioning Narconon of Georgia Narconon Executive Director Mary Rieser was caught lying under oath in as many as ten depositions, created an outcry from many. Judge Hydrick concluded that, when she asked Riser on the stand about the omissions and false declarations, Narconon’s leader was simply not credible in her responses – - failing to tell the truth.

Top USA Lawyer – Gary Richardson -


Attorney Jeff Harris, representing the family of Patrick Desmond who died in 2008 while enrolled at Narconon of Georgia, says the ruling for sanctions is so strong; lawyers often refer to it as the civil-case version of the death penalty.

In the Narconon of Georgia wrongful death lawsuit, plaintiffs’ lawyer, Jeff Harris who represents Desmond’s parents says “the amount of smoke has clearly indicated there is a fire,” Oklahoma Senator Tom Ivester insisted the same in a recent media interview “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” And lawyer Gary Richardson stated to Fox News 25 “”the first time something happens it’s an ‘incident’, second time it happens, it’s a ‘coincidence’, the third time it happens, it’s a ‘trend’ – - how many deaths have we had there in the last 18 months?”

Following numerous complaints that Narconon of Georgia was operating or controlling a residential facility for clients, the state of Georgia has conducted at least 11 probes since 2002, but the department declined comment on its latest investigation, saying it is still processing Narconon of Georgia’s response.



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  • Local Patch article, Peachtree Corners Treatment Center May Lose License,  is open for comments.

  • PRWeb has posted the following article today:
    Narconon Georgia Delivers Holiday Drug Education Targeted at Staying Safe During the Season
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    In recent weeks, hundreds of children learned about the dangers of drugs through interactive drug education. In one Dekalb County school, Narconon presenters learned from the teachers that the major drug of abuse was marijuana and that some of the families of the children were smoking crack.

    One class of 300 learned about the dangers of both drugs. The children were taught refusal skills through role playing and discovered there were several ways they could be comfortable in telling their friends that they didn’t want to use drugs.

  • The DeKalb County School system superintendent is Dr. Cheryl Atkinson. Perhaps she would like to answer some questions about the statements PRweb is making. If this is true, the DeKalb County School System has disgraced us yet again.





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The Dekalb County Schools are currently in danger of losing their accreditation.

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PRWeb has posted the following article today:
Narconon Georgia Delivers Holiday Drug Education Targeted at Staying Safe During the Season
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One class of 300 learned about the dangers of both drugs. The children were taught refusal skills through role playing and discovered there were several ways they could be comfortable in telling their friends that they didn’t want to use drugs.

That sounds uncomfortably like some of the scientology TRs.   (OoO)

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The DeKalb County School system superintendent is Dr. Cheryl Atkinson. Perhaps she would like to answer some questions about the statements PRweb is making. If this is true, the DeKalb County School System has disgraced us yet again.

The Dekalb County Schools are currently in danger of losing their accreditation.

It's actually good all this scandal out of Georgia is coming to light.  That's the first step in cleaning it up.
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California has a good report on the BAD science they spew and the ineffectiveness of their program. Will get link later. Everyone except our superintendent has seen it by now, I'm sure. TR's, bad science, Narconon advertising and last but not least - did the state give them tax dollars for this?

Interesting sidenote: the California committee that fought them were granted permission to work under pseudonyms. That's a link back to a discussion at the Bunker. Will hunt that down later also.

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David Edgar Love

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It's actually good all this scandal out of Georgia is coming to light.  That's the first step in cleaning it up.

Look! An optimist!  L-O-:


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It's actually good all this scandal out of Georgia is coming to light.  That's the first step in cleaning it up.

Look! An optimist!  L-O-:

We have a few of those around here.  ;)
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Here's a new thread of possible interest that spun off of this one: Superintendent allows Narconon GA in DeKalb County Schools.
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