“Predatory cults are present in Quebec and they are actively recruiting addicts looking for a way out,” warned journalist Alexandre Dumas back in November 2008 on a TV documentary that followed Dubreuil’s expose. The biggest attraction to the first Canadian Narconon located in Montreal, Quebec, was its slick online marketing campaigns that promised a 70-76% success rate for those who forked over tens of thousands into cult coffers. Intake counsellors played on the addicts’ and families’ desperation and vulnerability to get them in the door. Although the entire Narconon program is 100% Scientology, the victims were led to believe there were professional, qualified counsellors and government-licensed medical staff. Of course, this was not the case, and the majority relapsed soon after this so-called treatment.Earlier today, I spoke with David Lee, the founder of “Intervention Services and Technologies, Incorporated” concerning the Narconon success rates. In the latter part of 2001, Lee was a patient at the Narconon in Montreal and, after graduation, he was recruited onto staff. He then began to do interventions and “within 7 years, we kept expanding and were eventually the largest provider of interventions for Narconons that had ever been and perhaps, ever since” he posted recently on the Reaching for the Tipping Point forum: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpo...c,12144.0.htmlMr. Lee is now speaking out against Narconon, exposing the fraudulent success rate and, today he doesn’t think Narconon’s success rate is much above 10%. “In the beginning, Narconon gave me hope…but there was a price. It took away any hope in anything outside of Narconon ever working. And when Narconon didn’t work, I was left with nothing,” he says.
Earlier today, a formal complaint was filed against another Scientology drug rehab in Alberta - - owned and operated by Peggy Smith. The 210 page document alleges mass marketing fraud, deceptive marketing practices, and conspiracy to commit fraud. On August 27, 2012, a similar complaint was filed with the Oklahoma City FBI, alleging "Telemarketing Fraud - False & Misleading Representations - Online Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Fraud by Online Scams" against Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon International, and the Church of Scientology. Narconon Alberta may soon be facing additional investigation from the Alberta College of Physicians concerning the unsafe and sometimes deadly practices at their pseudoscientific drug rehab.