A mother calls Narconon’s $33,000 rehab treatment for her son a fraudulent and dangerous recruitment tool for Scientology, which, though mentioned throughout the 20-page lawsuit, is not named as a defendant.
Our program is a long-term, residential, highly supervised, private pay drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Additionally, it is the only drug rehabilitation program that addresses the issue of removing the deep-rooted drug residuals (including alcohol, aspirin, medications, radiation and illegal substances) in the body cells and tissues through our sauna portion of the program. Proven scientifically and medically, this eliminatesall future drug cravings. …
The Star reported there is an ongoing investigation at the Narconon's Oklahoma facility after three families have filed lawsuits over three clients who have died there. Rev. Yvette Shank, a spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology, told the Star that although Narconon “has its origins” in the religious writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is a “secular” program that “teaches no belief system.”
Scientology means 'scio', knowing in the fullest sense of the word and 'logos', study. In itself the word means 'knowing how to know'.Scientology is a 'route', a way, rather than a dissertation or assertive body of knowledge. Through its drills and studies one may find the truth for himself. The technology is therefore NOT expounded as something to believe, but something to 'do'.— L. Ron Hubbard
Because sadly an individual is sent back into the same environment from which they came with no information valueble from the program to cope with cravings other than some bravado that one can 'handle and control' any situation or object around them, a person new to sobriety can not just jump back into life, one must be vigilant, seek support and aftercare. It is FOOLISH to advertise to the public that a program can miraculously rid an addict or alcoholic from his or her compulsion of addiction!!
From the court papers submitted, apparently Narconon sent this information to the family: