Author Topic: Narconon Northern California changes name to Halcyon Horizons (was Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and  (Read 12747 times)

Offline Alcie

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Clearly, many of the google reviews of Per Wickstrom's rehabs are fake. When checking a reviewer's history it's common to see their only other reviews are for other Wickstrom rehabs. Of course, they're all favorable.  Nothing new or surprising here. What's interesting is that some of those reviewers also wrote similar reviews for Elevate Addiction Services.  For example, one particular reviewer wrote reviews for four of Wickstrom's Michigan rehabs, one for Elevate Addiction Services in California, and none for any other business. Just thought this link between two similar rehab systems was worth noting. 

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Clearly, many of the google reviews of Per Wickstrom's rehabs are fake. When checking a reviewer's history it's common to see their only other reviews are for other Wickstrom rehabs. Of course, they're all favorable.  Nothing new or surprising here. What's interesting is that some of those reviewers also wrote similar reviews for Elevate Addiction Services.  For example, one particular reviewer wrote reviews for four of Wickstrom's Michigan rehabs, one for Elevate Addiction Services in California, and none for any other business. Just thought this link between two similar rehab systems was worth noting.

Someone goes to rehab an awful lot!  ;)
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Offline DeathHamster

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Someone goes to rehab an awful lot!  ;)

But if it worked so well at each rehab, why did they go to the next ones?  :-\
« Last Edit: May 06, 2016, 10:11 by DeathHamster »

Offline DeathHamster

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Okay, that's multi-location licenses sorted out.

Elevate Addiction Services - Santa Cruz
Ha! Except that they don't seem to have it settled yet.

The latest update changed all the location Total Occupancy numbers to 49, the old number for the whole license. I'm not sure what it means, but the code that's converting from the main db to the CHHS one is probably being tweaked.

Just need to wait and watch, I guess.

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I'm sure they're up to something. Thanks for keeping an eye on this.
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Offline 9001

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Noticed that Daniel Manson has trademarked a new entity:

AuxiCare
Addiction treatment services; Alternative and holistic medicine services, namely, detoxification services; Clinical mental health counseling services; Medical diagnosis and treatment of drug addiction, alcohol addiction; Mental health therapy services; Rehabilitation for substance abuse patients; Rehabilitation of drug or alcohol addicted patients; Related services designed to help and addict or alcoholic in life

https://trademarks.justia.com/869/18/auxicare-86918694.html

Their website looks like a default template with fake doctor pics and a fake address on a San Francisco Pier!

Hope this helps :)
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Domain Name: auxicare.com
Update Date: 2016-02-05T17:50:41Z
Creation Date: 2016-02-05T17:50:41Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-02-05T17:50:41Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrant Name: Daniel Manson
Registrant Organization: Personal Account
Registrant Street: 138 Victoria Lane
Registrant City: Aptos
Registrant State/Province: California
Registrant Postal Code: 95003
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.8317503546
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: dmanson@drugrehab.net

Offline DeathHamster

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No Auxicare corporation. No FBN registered in Santa Cruz County.

Halcyon Horizons did abandon some of its FBNs:

NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (Abd: 10/14/2015 pub: )
NARCONON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (Abd: 10/14/2015 pub: )    
NARCONON REDWOOD CLIFFS (Abd: 10/14/2015 pub: )    
REDWOOD CLIFFS    
REDWOOD CLIFFS DRUG REHAB    
NARCONON VISTA BAY (Abd: 10/14/2015 pub: )    
VISTA BAY (Abd: 10/14/2015 pub: )    
VISTA BAY REHABILITATION SERVICES (Abd: 10/14/2015 pub: )    
VISTA BAY TREATMENT CENTERS (Abd: 10/14/2015 pub: )

Offline mefree

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Here's what AuxiCare claims to offer under methods:

"AuxiCare employs one or all of the following evidence-based methods to treat addiction:
 
Assessments and Treatment Planning - Success starts from Day 1 with correct assessments and attainable goals set.
Necessary Medical Treatment - Detoxification and Residential Care to allow a stable withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Assisting the addict in becoming more aware of their role in their environment.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Journaling and Reflection that helps stabilize and support positive thoughts and actions.
Individualized One-on-One Counseling Sessions - A certified professional will help address individual issues.
Focused Group Therapy that Empowers People - Non-Judgemental groups help reinforce healthy living.
Complementary Methods - Proper Nutrition and Exercise, Sober Living, Life Planning, Vocational Training, Social Skills and more help complement the medical treatment for a well-rounded approach to overcoming addiction."

The physicians listed are Lance Thompson, Charles Smith and Megan Charles. No physician's license is found for Lance Thompson or Megan Charles in CA. Not surprisingly, there are several listings for the common name of Charles Smith. Nice looking bunch of model types on the website.  O-\eh?

CA BrEZe license look-up: https://www.breeze.ca.gov/datamart/selSearchTypeCADCA.do?from=loginPage
« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 09:15 by mefree »
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Offline 9001

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No Auxicare corporation. No FBN registered in Santa Cruz County.
Maybe it's in the process of being set up or it's a name for an existing corporation to do business as.
Just thought it worth flagging up to look out for in the future.

The physicians listed are Lance Thompson, Charles Smith and Megan Charles. No physician's license is found for Lance Thompson or Megan Charles in CA. Not surprisingly, there are several listings for the common name of Charles Smith. Nice looking bunch of model types on the website.  O-\eh?

They are all taken from a default Wix template. Same map/address. photos and names. It looks like it may be a work in progress that they shouldn't have published online until it was ready.
http://www.wix.com/website-template/view/html/1449?originUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wix.com%2Fwebsite%2Ftemplates%2Fhtml%2Fhealth-wellness%2F1&bookName=&galleryDocIndex=3&category=health-wellness
« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 11:26 by 9001 »
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Offline mefree

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No Auxicare corporation. No FBN registered in Santa Cruz County.
Maybe it's in the process of being set up or it's a name for an existing corporation to do business as.
Just thought it worth flagging up to look out for in the future.

The physicians listed are Lance Thompson, Charles Smith and Megan Charles. No physician's license is found for Lance Thompson or Megan Charles in CA. Not surprisingly, there are several listings for the common name of Charles Smith. Nice looking bunch of model types on the website.  O-\eh?

They are all taken from a default Wix template. Same map/address. photos and names. It looks like it may be a work in progress that they shouldn't have published online until it was ready.
http://www.wix.com/website-template/view/html/1449?originUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wix.com%2Fwebsite%2Ftemplates%2Fhtml%2Fhealth-wellness%2F1&bookName=&galleryDocIndex=3&category=health-wellness

Good grief!  (:E(
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Offline DeathHamster

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Same map/address.
I think that's close to the Landmark offices.  ;D

Offline DeathHamster

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A likely new suspect:

Elevate Recovery Center
1827 N Case Street, Orange, CA 92865
https://elevaterecoverycenter.com/

No company by that name.
No Licensed Residential Facilities and/or Certified Alcohol and Drug Programs at that address or for that name.
Domain registered 08-jun-2015.

Elevate Recovery Centers is a FBN for Halcyon, but only in Santa Cruz County.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2016, 15:18 by DeathHamster »

Offline BigBeard

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Those guys change their names more often than a chameleon changes color.
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Offline DeathHamster

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Those guys change their names more often than a chameleon changes color.
Maybe it's them. maybe it's not.

That address is commercial space, which is odd, and I don't see any license in Orange, CA that could be them. The lack of a rehab license and being coy about their company name is suspicious.

Offline DeathHamster

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Okay! Checked for FBNs in Orange County.

20156408295   Elevate Recovery   05/27/2015   05/27/2020   ELEVATE RECOVERY, LLC

(That doesn't make much sense as a FBN. That just saves people from writing LLC on the check.)

Now for California...

Entity Name:   ELEVATE RECOVERY, LLC
Entity Number:   201433010020
Date Filed:   11/24/2014
Status:   ACTIVE
Jurisdiction:   DELAWARE
Entity Address:   1827 N CASE ST
Entity City, State, Zip:   ORANGE CA 92865
Agent for Service of Process:   CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY WHICH WILL DO BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA
Agent Address:   AS CSC - LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE, (C1592199)

And over to Delaware, which is still in bed this morning.

Still no direct link to Halcyon, just the name and the dodgy part. And still no California rehab license.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 09:00 by DeathHamster »

Offline DeathHamster

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Since Narconon Fresh Start doesn't seem to have rehab licenses for its Huntington Harbor House (possibly closed) and Sunshine Summit Lodge (definitely still open) locations, is it possible that they've found some loophole in California to avoid the need for one?

We know that they've been looking into that (e.g. "halfway houses").

Offline DeathHamster

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As expected, Sunshine Summit Lodge joined Huntington Harbor House down the license crapper of non-existence. Expired since April and now gone from the CHHS system.

ScienceDoc posted something on The Bunker probably July 2nd (I was camping) that definitely seemed like they were folding that tent.

I guess they realized that the Narconon system doesn't work nad is dangerous, Hubbard was a fraud, a sex and drugs corporate culture were only some of their problems, and they've closed up, quit Scientology, and gone off to do something better with their lives.

Ha.
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CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: county_code [37]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: expiration_date [2016-03-31T00:00:00.000]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: facility_address [35025 HIGHWAY 79,]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: facility_address_2 [BUILDINGS A-J]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: facility_city [WARNER SPRINGS]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: facility_phone [(760)782-0471]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: facility_state [CA]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: facility_zip [92086]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: legal_name [NARCONON FRESH START]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: program_name [SUNSHINE SUMMIT LODGE]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: record_id [370087AN]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: resident_capacity [30]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: service_type [RES-DETOX]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: target_population [1.1 --- CO-ED]
CHHS - Sunshine Summit Lodge: Deleted: total_occupancy [45]
Category:Sunshine Summit Lodge: OKAY!

Offline BigBeard

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The address is a little different than what the IRS is showing in the 'Exempt Organization' database:

330911677
NARCONON INTERNATIONAL
% LAWRENCE W TRAHANT
2600 FOOTHILL BLVD STE 208
LA CRESCENTA CA 91214-4579
2595
03
9
NARCONON FRESH START
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Offline DeathHamster

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The IRS has their business address. The CHHS list is the licensed rehab locations.