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Narconon freedom grand opening
« on: August 31, 2012, 19:49 »
Unfortunately things seem to be getting better for this narconon


"Narconon Freedom Center, located in Albion, Michigan opens new Women's wing - Aug. 24,2012"
 
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http://www.orange-papers.org/forum/comment/56698

in case that link doesn't work here is the yahoo one

http://news.yahoo.com/narconon-freedom-center-michigan-holds-grand-opening-women-085527257.html

I tracked down the officials email in the post below

« Last Edit: August 31, 2012, 20:23 by neveragain »

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Re: Narconon freedom center news
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 20:20 »
Here is a list of contact info for the officials from Albion that attending this grand opening.  Thought I would share in case somebody would like to email them some info on the truth about narconon.   Thought if they got enough info just maybe they wouldn't be so gosh darn happy about supporting them. 


1  President Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce Amy DeShon
president@greateralbionchamber.org


2  Precinct 1 City of Albion Commissioner Maurice Barnes
link to email and phone  http://www.ci.albion.mi.us/citymanual.html


3  City of Albion Mayor Joe Domingo
link to email an phone

4  Office Manager Albion Chamber of Commerce Judy McGuigan
office@greateralbionchamber.org

5  Greater Albion Chamber Board Member of Commerce Gary Grigowski
garygrigowski@team1plastics.com


6  Greater Albion Chamber Board Member of Commerce Gary Grigowski
Willie & Glen Culp
Representing Kelly's Express Mart
27815 C N Dr., Albion, MI
517-629-2845

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 13:02 »
Unfortunately things seem to be getting better for this narconon


"Narconon Freedom Center, located in Albion, Michigan opens new Women's wing - Aug. 24,2012"
 
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http://www.orange-papers.org/forum/comment/56698

in case that link doesn't work here is the yahoo one

http://news.yahoo.com/narconon-freedom-center-michigan-holds-grand-opening-women-085527257.html

I tracked down the officials email in the post below

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Narconon Freedom Center Michigan, a drug rehab and drug prevention education facility, held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for their new women’s wing August 24, 2012. Three hundred guests were on hand to celebrate the center’s expansion.

Here's the photo they're referring to:


It doesn't look like it's crowded enough to have 300 people there to me.   ooo:/

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The Ribbon Cutting participants were left-to-right:
Sr. Executive Dir. Administration David Magdan
President Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce Amy DeShon
Precinct 1 City of Albion Commissioner Maurice Barnes
Sr. Executive Dir. Expansion Nick Thiel
City of Albion Mayor Joe Domingo
Executive Director Brian Kuehne
Sr. Case Supervisor Narconon Intl Kathy Thomas
Office Manager Albion Chamber of Commerce Judy McGuigan
Marketing Dir. Diana Wesley
V. P. Production Narconon Intl Yarko Manzanares
Executive Dir. Narconon East US Yvonne Rogers
Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Willie Culp
Dr. Ralph Cram (ret)
Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Glen Culp
Sr. Director Executive Division Valerie Kealoha
Greater Albion Chamber Board Member of Commerce Gary Grigowski

I bolded the non-narconon people above, and neveragain tracked down their contact info. 

 :-thanks-: neveragain!

Hopefully, more people will send them some information.

President Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce Amy DeShon
president@greateralbionchamber.org

Precinct 1 City of Albion Commissioner Maurice Barnes
517/629-5535, ext. 3114
Contact form: http://www.ci.albion.mi.us/contact_us.asp?A=Maurice%20Barnes&B=precinct1

City of Albion Mayor Joe Domingo
517/629-8481
Contact form: http://www.ci.albion.mi.us/contact_us.asp?A=Joe%20Domingo,%20Mayor&B=mayor

Office Manager Albion Chamber of Commerce Judy McGuigan
office@greateralbionchamber.org

Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Willie Culp
517-629-2845

Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Glen Culp
517-629-2845

Greater Albion Chamber Board Member of Commerce Gary Grigowski[/quote]
garygrigowski@team1plastics.com

Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce
203 S. Superior Street
Albion, MI 49224
517-629-5533
517-629-4284

It might be good to send some general Narconon information, links to articles about the Oklahoma deaths and following actions by the authorities, and links to the Rip Off Report complaints about Narconon Freedom Center:

http://www.ripoffreport.com/narconon-freedom-cen/cult/narconon-freedom-center-after-48840.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/narconon/advertising-deceptive/narconon-freedom-center-center-ee1ce.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/cult-organizations/narconon-freedom-cen/narconon-freedom-center-i-know-e5018.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/cult-organizations/narconon-freedom-cen/narconon-freedom-center-narcon-70b40.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/advertising-deceptive/narconon-freedom-cen/narconon-freedom-center-albon-c106f.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/misc-health-specialists/narconon-freedom-cen/narconon-freedom-center-eric-t-ecddd.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/misc-health-specialists/narconon-freedom-cen/narconon-freedom-center-need-2be5f.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/alternative-health/narconon-freedom-cen/narconon-freedom-center-albi-5736d.htm

There are also 6 lawsuits listed against Narconon Freedom Center that they might want to know about:
2009:
Court Case #2009-0000001732 CK
https://mcc.co.calhoun.mi.us/details.php?c=2009+0000001732&se=party
CBS TELEVISION STATIONS v. NARCONON FREEDOM CENTER

Court Case #2009-0000003687 CZ
https://mcc.co.calhoun.mi.us/details.php?c=2009+0000003687&se=party
MARK CARLSON v. NARCONON FREEDOM CENTER

2011:
Court Case #2011-0000000559 CK
https://mcc.co.calhoun.mi.us/details.php?c=2011+0000000559&se=party
DAVID GREENE v. NARCONON FREEDOM CENTER

Court Case #2011-0000000690 NZ
https://mcc.co.calhoun.mi.us/details.php?c=2011+0000000690&se=party
KEVIN PATRICK SIMONETTA v. NARCONON FREEDOM CENTER

Court Case #2011-0000001386 NZ
https://mcc.co.calhoun.mi.us/details.php?c=2011+0000001386&se=party
TIMOTHY R. and MARY K. SCHROEDER v. NARCONON FREEDOM CENTER

2012:
Court Case #2012-0000001483 NO
https://mcc.co.calhoun.mi.us/details.php?c=2012+0000001483&se=party
RICHARD TEAGUE v. NARCONON FREEDOM CENTER, A FOREVER RECOVERY, and TIA CORPORATION

The 2012 case is still open.  The others have been dismissed, presumably due to settlements with gag agreements, as is so common with all the Narconon cases.   :(
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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 20:00 »
wow   thanks for all that extra info   Its amazing to me that there were narconon reps from such far away places.  Pretty expensive traveling that far I would think.  But no they are a non profit organization.........

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 09:23 »
Unfortunately things seem to be getting better for this narconon


"Narconon Freedom Center, located in Albion, Michigan opens new Women's wing - Aug. 24,2012"
 
I
http://www.orange-papers.org/forum/comment/56698

in case that link doesn't work here is the yahoo one

http://news.yahoo.com/narconon-freedom-center-michigan-holds-grand-opening-women-085527257.html

I tracked down the officials email in the post below

I dont think its getting any better for them thanks to the other two fake Narconons in Michigan aka BDR and AFR.  Per is known to steal clients and staff, sabotage marketing plans, charge outrageous rents, etc....

They wont ever be doing better as long as NN int and the COS keeps protecting Per and making money off him.
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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 18:13 »
This was a fake opening I was a student twice in the past two years and it was being worked on the whole time I was there in 2011 and 2012. I left in May of 2012 and still have a few friends that remain on staff and from what they have told me is this is just a fake opening to get positive press out there...I'm wondering why there is not any stories out there of the problems they have of their staff. The girl who cs'd my whole case got fired for shooting dope and is still living with her boyfriend who is the head of div 2 I believe

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 19:10 »
This was a fake opening I was a student twice in the past two years and it was being worked on the whole time I was there in 2011 and 2012. I left in May of 2012 and still have a few friends that remain on staff and from what they have told me is this is just a fake opening to get positive press out there...I'm wondering why there is not any stories out there of the problems they have of their staff. The girl who cs'd my whole case got fired for shooting dope and is still living with her boyfriend who is the head of div 2 I believe

Narconon is really on a PR push to counter all of the negative publicity from the criminal investigations into alleged insurance and credit card fraud in GA, and the deaths in OK. Yours is one of many reports that drug use is rampant. It's very disturbing that people wanting help are winding up in such an unsafe environment.

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 19:25 »
This was a fake opening I was a student twice in the past two years and it was being worked on the whole time I was there in 2011 and 2012. I left in May of 2012 and still have a few friends that remain on staff and from what they have told me is this is just a fake opening to get positive press out there...I'm wondering why there is not any stories out there of the problems they have of their staff. The girl who cs'd my whole case got fired for shooting dope and is still living with her boyfriend who is the head of div 2 I believe
Welcome, Escapee!

Thanks for posting this.  Especially among the staff of these Narconon type programs, relapses are frequent. You would think that Narconon would catch these things before they become an issue and infects the facility and wellbeing of the patients/students.

After you have 5 comments posted on the forum, you can the private message people here. Anything you care to share privately about the staff, is much appreciated. I get information leaks from many people, former and current staff and students who don't want the information to be connected to them personally.

I appreciate your comment on the fake opening. Some here knew that but it is very helpful coming from a former student.

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 08:28 »
This was a fake opening I was a student twice in the past two years and it was being worked on the whole time I was there in 2011 and 2012. I left in May of 2012 and still have a few friends that remain on staff and from what they have told me is this is just a fake opening to get positive press out there...I'm wondering why there is not any stories out there of the problems they have of their staff. The girl who cs'd my whole case got fired for shooting dope and is still living with her boyfriend who is the head of div 2 I believe

Welcome to Tipping Point, Escapee.  Thanks for the confirmation.  Was there actually an expansion of the women's wing, or was that faked also?

Anything you care to share privately about the staff, is much appreciated.

And anything you care to share publicly is also appreciated.   :)  Every voice from a person with first hand experience at Narconon is valuable and lends weight to what those of us without experience at Narconon say.
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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 20:37 »
Thanks for the warm welcome! And I will be sharing as much as I can!!! I think it's long over due for this scam to get shut down!!!

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 17:05 »
Ditto

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2013, 00:23 »
Thanks for the warm welcome! And I will be sharing as much as I can!!! I think it's long over due for this scam to get shut down!!!

Ditto

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2013, 11:44 »
Ethercat I don't know how to highlight a paragraph and reply to it so sorry about this but yrs they have been working on the women's wing it just is not suitable to live in yet and they for some reason had the grand opening

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2013, 12:29 »
Ethercat I don't know how to highlight a paragraph and reply to it so sorry about this but yrs they have been working on the women's wing it just is not suitable to live in yet and they for some reason had the grand opening

Thanks, Escapee.  I know neveragain, the person who started this thread and a former Freedom Center attendee, was distressed about the "expansion" because she thought it would mean more people who could be hurt.  I think she'll be happy to know this.   ;D

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2013, 13:41 »
The new women's wing houses 0 students at this time.  It was only used for showers when there was no hot water (that was fun), and I'm pretty sure they had to take matresses out that wing to replace the bed bug infested ones (which weren't discarded, mind you, they were placed in sauna overnight to be reused).  Yes, I said bedbugs.   

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2013, 13:54 »
The new women's wing houses 0 students at this time.  It was only used for showers when there was no hot water (that was fun), and I'm pretty sure they had to take matresses out that wing to replace the bed bug infested ones (which weren't discarded, mind you, they were placed in sauna overnight to be reused).  Yes, I said bedbugs.
^^^ha ha some things never change i was there with a guy who did his whole program with a rash, or this is what the dr said!..quack....ended up being a scrabies infection from the mattress! i actually had a rash on my chest and the eo asked me the last time i showerd!!!  ??? ???

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2013, 14:36 »
Escapee,

Since you were there I was wondering about a story that I was told about NARCONON freedom drug rehab.

I was told that it is actually located in a drug infested area, surrounded by drug houses and that almost every night students would sneak out of their ground floor windows and buy alcohol or drugs and bring them back to the center and get loaded.

Just wondering if any of that was actually true.

The pictures of the place look pretty nice, but I doubt they would show a bad area.

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2013, 14:45 »
It is in a very poor part of Albion. Students sneak out frequently and get drunk/high, or bring stuff back to do that.

As stated, it is in a very bad neighborhood.

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Re: Narconon freedom grand opening
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2013, 15:13 »
Escapee,

Since you were there I was wondering about a story that I was told about NARCONON freedom drug rehab.

I was told that it is actually located in a drug infested area, surrounded by drug houses and that almost every night students would sneak out of their ground floor windows and buy alcohol or drugs and bring them back to the center and get loaded.

Just wondering if any of that was actually true.

The pictures of the place look pretty nice, but I doubt they would show a bad area.
Lastvestige22 said it well a very bad area! They have deer and wildlife in the back! But if you walk over the next street it's a housing project! An about a 5 min walk you can be on center st in good ole Albion this is as close as I've ever been to an open air drug market! It's bad I was suspended and I had my doc wich was heroin in 1 hr. Students would also sneak that shit in that's where most of the drugs came from! Or former students would bring it in! They tried to combat this issues with security cameras! But then either no one watches them or the security watching them are dirty. Last time I was there I paid a security guard a carton of smokes for my cell phone! You can't hire the people of Albion, they all hate that place lol! The head o security also left with a trainee!