Author Topic: New Evidence That Best Drug Rehabilitation is a Narconon and Scientology Pgm  (Read 7989 times)

Offline mefree

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Douglas Wickstrom is more slimy than Per.  Its not the apple falling far from the tree in this one, its the tree falling on the apple and slowly decaying into a rotting pile of bark and moss.

That paints a vivid picture!
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Offline Mary_McConnell

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Yes, Good job, BMF!

Because the complaint mentions insurance fraud, I alerted some people to it.

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My SIL was asked to transfer her mailing address from home to the above address so they could collect "in=network" benefits for my newphew then kindly told her she wouldn't have to pay any additional monies out of pocket, the facility would cover that with grants and scholarships and they would keep my newphew as long as he wanted to stay? She was dumbfound and in awe which made her so much more vulnerable. First of all, the mailing address change is highy illegal and fraudulent from an insurance perspective (mind you all along I'm under the assumption her Anthem plan is aware of this facility but that it was simply "out-of-network"; I later found out Anthem had nothing to do with helping her find this facility, she did so thru internet search). And sadly from a medical perspective, we providers and many of you know all to well that legimate insurance and hopsital based facilites will never state the person can stay as long as they want..

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Using my medical credentials I'd also been able to search with help that BDRs CARF medical accredidation is fraudulent. Their lame photocopy license has 6 digits, a legit license will have 10 with a posted exp date and an embossed/notary. The 2 licensed therapists listed for their faciilty also state they have counseling and therapy educations/certificates/degrees but even the Atty Gen office confirmed no such certificates exist under their names! Again, how would a vulnerable parent even think to consider these things!

 
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After confronting them about the fraudulent medical license, the fraudulent therapists credentials and the fraudulent insurance scheme we were immediately told "we'll call to transport him here as we don't want any trouble."

 :o

Good job on the rebuttal, BMF.  You're a gem.

Thx.   :)
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Offline SocialTransparency

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 The first step in my humble opinion in gaining information on a particular entity which is licensed and overseen by the State of Michigan,s DCH would be here.

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_63302_28142-173543--,00.html

 To understand how to request information on a drug and alcohol facility via FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) within the State of Michigan one should read this PDF and pay particular attention to the contact information on page 16.

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/FOIA_Policy_and_Procedure_331162_7.pdf

 To request physical hard copies or a CD if offered on complaints,inspection reports etc, on a given facility be sure to state what time frame you would like those requested documents to cover. In my humble opinion that request should be made from the date the facility was licensed to operate per state guide lines to the actual date of your submitted request.

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RipOff Report update

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UPDATE EX-employee responds: Best Drug Rehab/A Forever Recovery

http://www.ripoffreport.com/best-drug-rehab/religious-groups/manistee-michigan-a1b38.htm

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There is a lot of information on the internet on the owner of this facility.  His name is Per Wickstrom.  He used to run Narconon Stone Hawk out of the same building in Battle Creek.  There is lots of useful info at  www.reachingforthetippingpoint.net

Per the accounts from the victims the facilities are committing insurance fraud.  Another Narconon facility in Georgia is currently under criminal investigation for charging an insurance company $166,000 even after the family paid the full price of the program in cash.  They also just settled a civil case where a son died while in their care.  The settlement is reported to be in the millions of dollars.  Narconon of Georgia and Narconon International were the defendants in the suit.

Best Drug Rehab and A Forever Recovery pay Narconon International for use of the Narconon Program, Narconon Int then pays ABLE International who then pays The Church of Scientology.  So, your money is going to fund the Church of Scientolgy in their mission to "Clear the Planet".  These organizations are recruiting fronts for the church and the program used at AFR and BDR IS Scientolgy.  This is easily provable with a little search.

You are lucky to have gotten your loved ones out quickly so they can get real help.  My suggestion to all that read this is to report the fraud to the state and your insurance companies.  This is the only way they will get shut down so this doesnt happen again to others.

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Offline 10oriocookies

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Per used to advertise Scientology as one of his treatments for recovery.  I have a copy of his website before he changed it.  He was very big into trying to shut the NN down and steal their staff and potential students while he was getting A Forever started.  Now NN Int and ABLE are okay with all the crimes and rip offs he committed in LRH's name because he is paying them for using the program.  This is a CROCK OF SHIT.  They preach a lot about honor, integrity, ethics and morals in these organizations but actually its about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.  Making lots and lots of money.  Sad that I was a part of it.  Glad Im not any longer. 
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Offline mefree

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Per used to advertise Scientology as one of his treatments for recovery.  I have a copy of his website before he changed it.  He was very big into trying to shut the NN down and steal their staff and potential students while he was getting A Forever started.  Now NN Int and ABLE are okay with all the crimes and rip offs he committed in LRH's name because he is paying them for using the program.  This is a CROCK OF SHIT.  They preach a lot about honor, integrity, ethics and morals in these organizations but actually its about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.  Making lots and lots of money.  Sad that I was a part of it.  Glad Im not any longer.

You are in a unique position to help others. Thanks for joining us here.
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Offline 10oriocookies

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I made it my mission to learn and be able to apply the materials of Narconon and Scientology for over a decade.  I saw a lot and experienced a lot.  I am able to answer most any question on the inner workings of Narconon.  Here is a list of jobs/training I have done/able to do in Narconon:

Withdrawal Specialist
New Life Detoxification In Charge
Course Supervisor-Theory, Objectives and Practical
Staff Course Supervisor
Case Supervisor
Senior Case Supervisor
Ethics Officer
Examiner
Director of Validity
Director of Personnel Enhancement
Director of Correction
Cramming Officer
Qualifications Supervisor
Advisory Council Member
Financial Planning
Senior Director of Administration
Senior Director of Production
Deputy Executive Director
Executive Director


PS You're welcome and thanks for having me.  I was expecting to get old lettuce and rotten fruit thrown at me.
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PS You're welcome and thanks for having me.  I was expecting to get old lettuce and rotten fruit thrown at me.

Welcome to Tipping Point, where we save the old lettuce and rotten fruit for the mulch pile where our Victory Garden gets fresh dirt. And never for a person who has seen through the lies and gotten out!

'til next time;
wynot
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Offline Mary_McConnell

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FYI:

The Narconon program and step on the Best Drug Rehabilitation Website page was captured by and on The Internet Archive...
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Saved 11 times between October 15, 2012 and June 6, 2013.
http://www. bestdrugrehabilitation.com/treatment-program/communication/
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/treatment-program/communication/

Example of one of the scans of the webpage:
This individual page was saved to the archive on April 22, 2013, although probably scanned a few weeks or a month previously
https://web.archive.org/web/20130422035803/http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/treatment-program/communication/

I am a volunteer advocate for victims of the Narconon scam. I am a former scientologist. I post anonymously. Mary McConnell is my long time nom de plume. Feel free to contact me for assistance in righting the wrongs.

Offline mefree

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Offline DeathHamster

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Now I see why Per has all those locations: He plays shuffleboard with them.

Offline mefree

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Yep. We've seen all kinds of hijinks with spelling of names of registered agents, execs and incorrect addresses, too. Deception seems to be the name of the game.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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