There is a discussion still going on at The Fix on the article Inside Scientology's Rehab Racket. Perhaps some of the ex-Narconon people who have been hurt would be willing to take your survey. The article is good:http://www.thefix.com/content/narconons-big-con?page=all
At least ten kinds of errors and biases can convince intelligent, honest people that cures have been achieved when they have not.Those who sell therapies of any kind have an obligation to prove, first, that their treatments are safe and, second, that they are effective. The latter is often the more difficult task because there are many subtle ways that honest and intelligent people (both patients and therapists) can be led to think that a treatment has cured someone when it has not. This is true whether we are assessing new treatments in scientific medicine, old nostrums in folk medicine, fringe treatments in “alternative medicine,” or the frankly magical panaceas of faith healers.To distinguish causal from fortuitous improvements that might follow any intervention, a set of objective procedures has evolved for testing putative remedies. Unless a technique, ritual, drug, or surgical procedure can meet these requirements, it is ethically questionable to offer it to the public, especially if money is to change hands. Since most “alternative” therapies (i.e., ones not accepted by scientific biomedicine) fall into this category, one must ask why so many customers who would not purchase a toaster without consulting Consumer Reports shell out, with trusting naivetë, large sums for unproven, possibly dangerous, health remedies.
Interesting... I don't see my comment that invited people to do the survey...
Filled out the survey. Mostly regarding Intake questions and thing I only know about from having worked in Div 6 an Narconon Arrowhead. I was a student in 2005 as well dont remember most of the answers but I tried.
Hi! I would love to fill out this survey when I have a good amount of time to sit down, think and type away. When and how will we be able to read what others' responses are? Thanks!