Author Topic: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"  (Read 6199 times)

Offline ethercat

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Caught this on ESMB:
http://www.narcononarrowhead.org/addiction-recovery-specialist/

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By the time you have finished your study of this manual, you should feel comfortable approaching a family or individual in need, then discussing treatment options and helping them choose the best facility for their situation.

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Request your free copy of Addiction Referral Specialist Manual TODAY!
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CALL 800-468-6933

Must be hurtin' for bizness.  Didn't someone say a lot of the referral people were leaving because they couldn't get paid like they should?

Anyone up for calling and requesting a copy of the manual?  Covertly, of course.   ;)

Addiction Referral Specialist = ARS   :-D^\^\
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Does OK require any type of training/certification before you go around calling yourself an "Addiction Referral Specialist"???

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I don't know, but I would expect not, since it's basically a salesman job. 

I think it's just a made-up title by Narconon.  Maybe answers to the "Director of Expansion".   :D
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Director of Field Activities oversees the FSM's or Field Staff Members, which were the former name for people outside of Narconon who referred clients there and received a 10% commission. 

I'd imagine that 2 things are going on here.

1) The name "Field Staff Member" is a Scientology name and a pretty stupid one.  Changing the name to "Addiction Referral Specialist" sounds better and attractive to new graduates who they are selling this idea to as a way for them to "work in the field".
2) This is a new push on their graduates and others because they are struggling with new starts.  Pushing this on new graduates 'might' increase their clients.

For those who don't really know that FSM training and, I would imagine, this 80 something page training manual on "how to refer people to the appropriate facility" is really just a selling cycle designed to train someone to invalidate all other options other than narconon, then offer Narconon as the "only" solution for the person on the phone.  After this, the goal is to hot transfer the call directly to the registrar, trying to prevent the potential client from going on the internet and discovering all of the negative publicity about Narconon.

Addiction Referral Specialist isn't really a thing at all.  You don't need credentials.  It's just a new name for their FSM's.  On their website are Dena Bowman and Kent McGregor giving testimonials.  Not sure who the third one is.

Technically their name should be 'Narconon Referral Specialist".


Offline BigBeard

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I wouldn't have a problem if they called themselves 'narCONon Referral Specialist', at least that's being up front about what they are. But, calling themselves 'Addiction Referral Specialist' gives the impression they are providing unbiased help in finding an appropriate treatment facility.

At the least it's unethical, and I can't help feeling there's something not quite legal about it, but I'm not sure what. Maybe false advertising by failing to disclose the connection with narCONon??
 
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As we well know, Narconon has no qualms whatsoever with regard to false advertising. 

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Checking credentials of the employees of a rehab facility is important, if you intend to trust your loved one’s recovery to them. There are many designations people in the rehab industry can use after their names, creating a virtual alphabet soup that is left up to you to decipher. Researching this aspect of a facility should only be part of your vetting process.

When you are searching, and doing research, ask for the credentials of staff at the facilities you are considering. If the facility has a website, look for a staff page that shows this information. Ask the person you talk with what the letters mean, and what organization awards those designations. Make notes for these, and then check them out. Generally, you will need to use your judgement on which ones are worth the paper they are written on, since none of these organizations will say they do a poor job of awarding certifications. You may find some indication of how well respected they are by doing a thorough search.

Let's make sure the search engines can find the connection between Addiction Referral Specialist and Narconon/scientology.
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Offline Intelligence

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Does OK require any type of training/certification before you go around calling yourself an "Addiction Referral Specialist"???

I doubt any training is required ... unless the document below qualifies that took about an hour or
so of drilling. And as a Registrar, there was 3 of us in offices beside each other, saying whatever we
needed to say to get the person in with check in hand or pre-paid by Credit Card. I had ZERO training
to be a Registrar and could call myself a Specialist or Counselor or whatever. Stats were the priority
and it was a mad-house Thursday morning.

I haven't been here on RFTTP for quite some time, good to see y'all here. ;D

Stay SAFE.

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Offline BigBeard

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Other than having a semi-official sound to it, what is an "Addiction Referral Specialist" anyway?

Someone who refers addicts where to go to feed their addiction? Or is that supposed to be "Addiction Rehab Referral Specialist"?

If the later, what qualifies them to refer anyone to a particular rehab? Other than the money they make off the referal?
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Good news! We have an insider at Arrowhead now. This person is former staff with strong allies willing to feed him/her with information which will be relayed back. Updates to follow as they come.
Currently ABLE is occupying the Canadian location. Expansion and renovation plans have already begun at the old detox in McAlester with plans to certify as a halfway house to scam the system more. Our insider is having their spouse send a cell phone in soon so updates will be streamlined.
BONUS!!!!!! Rebecca Pool (Gary Smith's daughter and accomplice in insurance fraud is back and working there running the Executives under Gary's commands. Also, former Deputy Executive Director, Michael J. Gosselin has been demoted to a yard hand and his wife Kathy has been forced out. There is dissention in the ranks.
The golden age of narconon is among us with brand new materials designed to kill your loved ones 1 TR at a time.
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Offline AnonLover

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Good news! We have an insider at Arrowhead now. This person is former staff with strong allies willing to feed him/her with information which will be relayed back. Updates to follow as they come.
Wow. Excuse me while I drool all over my keyboard and try to contain how happy this makes me!

Offline Alphajunkmail

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It's actually very exciting. I worked with this individual at Arrowhead years ago. I was a Course Supervisor for a few years at the cult and that place was crazy. The Executives were always coming up with different ways to indoctrinate people into Scientology with their Addiction Referral Specialist Training, or Field Staff Member Course. They even tried the Gradutate refresher course for people that hadn't reverted yet but were about to. Staff meetings were always these rah, rah, rah fests clapping everytime some manager held up their fake stat graphs. We'd all have to turn and applaud the creepy picture of L Ron hanging on the side wall of the auditorium. The best part is, this person  used to have keys to everywhere and made copies before leaving so now access is available to almost every office. We spoke right before this person returned and it should be very easy for him/her to gain access to almost any office and get secret cult documents once they get settled in. This person has also been "in comm" with a prominent attorney in Tulsa to hopefully corroborate some of the lawsuits.
The downside is this person is there because the family forced him/her to return and do the program again, but he/she is there with the objective to gain information and relay it to me for this site and to others so the cult can be brought down forever.
It also turns out that Derry Hallmark has recently been forced out. He is probably an Addiction Referral Specialist now and making stacks of money referring them to other Narconons. When Derry was there, he and his wife Melissa were always referring reaches to other Narconons instead of Arrowhead because they would collect the FSMC instead of their measley salaries. Gary Smith probably kept a cut to keep it quiet. Especially because when it was found out that Derry and Melissa were caught smoking weed, Gary personally handled Derry and he did not get in any trouble or ethics handlings. Melissa was promptly fired for it at Derry's request. This was because she was found to be f***ing one of Derry's registrars at the time and he didn't want to be humiliated if it spread. There is so much internal corruption and cliques that unless you were there from Chilocco, you're an outsider. Now it seems like Chilocco isn't even enough to keep you in the ranks, now you have to be a Smith relation since Gary, Vicky and Rebecca are the top brass and the Gosselins are the pariahs of Narconon Arrowhead. How the mighty have fallen.
Current student count <25
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Offline Alphajunkmail

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And for the record, the Addiction Referral Specialist course is a pamphlet that Derry and Gary threw together when the new regulations got forced on Narconon from the State of Oklahoma. Anyone can take this course at it only takes less than 4 hours to become certified. Your are then given cult materials to hand out and paid roughly 10% of the entry fee for whoever you refer to the cult. Of course it costs you your integrity and humanity knowing you may have sentanced someone to death at the hands of Scientology, but that's a small price to pay for clearing the planet and obtaining spiritual freedom isn't it?
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Offline BigBeard

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And for the record, the Addiction Referral Specialist course is a pamphlet that Derry and Gary threw together when the new regulations got forced on Narconon from the State of Oklahoma. Anyone can take this course at it only takes less than 4 hours to become certified.

The lack of standards for "certifications" is one of the biggest weakness in state level regulations of rehab faciliites. Nobody should be allowed to be certifified by the organization they are going to be working for. It creates a major conflict of interest.
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Offline Alphajunkmail

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The lack of standards for "certifications" is one of the biggest weakness in state level regulations of rehab faciliites. Nobody should be allowed to be certifified by the organization they are going to be working for. It creates a major conflict of interest.
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That is most of the problem. Overall, the certification process at Narconon Arrowhead is built around how close you are to Thursday at 2:00pm and if the supply lady ordered enough ink for the printer in the Examiner's Office. Other than that, write yourself a shiney new success story and off you go. You are proudly awarded the certificate of an Addiction Referral Specialist. Hang around for Staff Meeting and someone might even read your name out loud for you to get a quick round of applause before Gary Smith starts filling your head with expansion plans, global success and how perseverance will overcome all counter intention from the SP's trying to take them down. Now let's all stand and give L. Ron Hubbard a standing ovation for freeing our thetans.
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Alphajunkmail, you are aware that OSA reads and logs every word published here, aren't you? This sounds so awesome, but I have to worry about the reprisals that might be visited on someone if they can be identified...

'til later;
wynot

Good news! We have an insider at Arrowhead now. This person is former staff with strong allies willing to feed him/her with information which will be relayed back. Updates to follow as they come.
Currently ABLE is occupying the Canadian location. Expansion and renovation plans have already begun at the old detox in McAlester with plans to certify as a halfway house to scam the system more. Our insider is having their spouse send a cell phone in soon so updates will be streamlined.
BONUS!!!!!! Rebecca Pool (Gary Smith's daughter and accomplice in insurance fraud is back and working there running the Executives under Gary's commands. Also, former Deputy Executive Director, Michael J. Gosselin has been demoted to a yard hand and his wife Kathy has been forced out. There is dissention in the ranks.
The golden age of narconon is among us with brand new materials designed to kill your loved ones 1 TR at a time.
"When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before."

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Welcome Alphajunkmail. I have to admit to a bit of skepticism. I hope you are the real deal!

You certainly wouldn't be the first Narconon insider to come here to spill.

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Offline Alphajunkmail

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I knew this was most likely monitored by someone in the cult but did not know it was so closely documented, but I guess that figures all things considered. Being as such, I will take care to be extra discreet as to not reveal the data flow source. With such a small student count, it would be easier to locate but ironically there are a few ex staff currently on the program right now. They must all be part of the 20% that aren't successful. LOL.
I understand your skepticism and I can relate. That was the reason for my silent observation for so long before actually creating an account here and why I'm still hesitant on revealing my identity. I've seen first hand what Narconon Arrowhead and ABLE are capable of, I can only guess at the extremes the church will go to. However, you'll see I'm the real deal as all of my information should be easily verifiable since I'm relaying it as I get it right from the mother ship in Oklahoma.
Knowing Gary Smith and his minions in the Ethics Office, I'm sure the interrogation and voluntary (mandatory) meter checked Overt writeups will be deployed very soon to try and weed out the Counter Intention and Suppression.
It's like playing football against a team with only 1 play in their playbook. Narconon is very predictable.
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Offline 10oriocookies

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Make no mistake about it, Scientology as a religious philosophy is here to stay.  Narconon, on the other hand, is governed by different rules all over the globe.  They are very good at making it seem as if they are legit, but if you have been there any length of time in any position of responsibility, you have participated in or seen these rules being broken.  My advice to you would be to file formal complaints with all of the regulating and licensing agencies in OK.  The next thing is to get your friend out of there.  Him staying there to break into offices and trying to get dirt is ludicrous.  If he is an addict he needs professional help.  If his family is making him stay I will personally call them and set them straight.  No life is worth risking for this endeavor.

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For the record, please advise your friend to lose his keys and not engage in breaking and entering or theft of documents.  He has his sobriety to worry about. 
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