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Scientology& Narconon teach that all accidents are an 'ethics matter' that anyone having an accident ( or illness, for that matter) is a Potential Trouble Source ( PTS ) and that the source of the matter is that the person is  connected to a "Suppressive Person". Utter rubbish. However, Scientology will make lots of money off of Wickstrom in a mandatory effort to "get to the bottom" of this situation. Meantime, denying he was really speeding more is going to cost 'Mr. Perfect' much more than admitting the truth.
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Per Wickstrom crashes a Dodge Durango in Battle Creek; exclusive details, including official police report:
http://glisteningquiveringunderbelly.blogspot.com/2019/03/skid-marks-prominent-michigan.html

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I'm bringing this over from WWP for more exposure.  I have heard a lot of sad, sad stories from people who have been to various Narconons, but this one just rips my heart out.

https://forums.whyweprotest.net/community/threads/i-was-a-victim-of-narconon.106625/page-3#post-2227473

This is my personal experience of my stay at Narconon. Fort Collins, Colorado Facility.

To begin with i ask the reader to understand i write this not in anger or personal grudge for what was inflicted on me, it is a warning to parents or to those looking for rehabilitation.

I willngly turned myself into Narconon Colorado on what was presented to me by Dan Carmichael as a top notch facility with withdrawl assistance, a doctor and drug counselors and also were compassionate to patients in the withdrawl process--i did not want to suffer as i did in other programs from alcohol withdrawl--

But i did, to my horror, THERE WAS NO COMPASSION or COMFORT only suffering. When arriving i couldn't even find a sign, and the facility was not what i expected it to look like for 30$grand, maybe the detox center i thought-- but not what i was described with mountain views, only houses and depressing landscape.

I was taken in by the withdrawl admin-- one of the few staff members who actually cared and she was dedicated-also responsible-i then filled out mass paper work, mainly obedience to rules, no slander of Narconon sueing and otherwise many times, which i thought odd. At times withdrawl was run by inexperienced staff--which depending on who pulled nightshift never did their check rounds ( and i know because i rarely slept)

One time on my third night my heart pulse went nuts i felt like dying and i had breathing probs i went to the 2 young staff -Chris, and Ashley and told them something serious was wrong with my heart and was there asprin and i was told i couldn't have any, it wasn't allowed-i said "i need help" and a look of worry and panick was on their faces--But NOTHING was done about it. i went to my room and assumed i'd die in this Hell hole alone. i prayed hard that night,-and i survived. Nothing was ever mentioned about it, and from that time on i seriously questioned the facilities practices.

i was made to do light TR's all day long, you weren't allowed to rest or sleep just repeditive silly TR's and questions. The withdrawl bathroom didn't work ( and it stayed that way till near my departure) and one had to walk down the hall to other bathrooms, which is wrong, especially when your dope sick and need to vomit- or have a bowel-movement of terrible diahrea brought on by vitamins and what i called the 'douche' drink, Cal-mag, "Drug Bomb" you were made to ingest--it was terrible, with the diahrea came dehydration and weakness, sleep constantly interupted by going to and from the bathroom at night, and throw in withdrawl symptoms of alcohol with no meds, i was in such torment!!-And i started to resent the place with a passion.

There were no showers in withdrawl so a shower in a staff's quaters was used, it was at that point i was introduced to what i had to live in for months- filthy, unkept rooms and small shower stalls with black mold and scuzzy sinks, certainly not worth all the money payed,--it was disgusting-

In the morning when i sat down for an interview with withdrawl admin ( i'll call Molly)- i told her flat out i wanted to leave, "today"- i told her the place sucked and the care was neglectful and i was miserable -Molly asked me to" please stay", " just hang in there, promise you won't leave? i'll help you through anything"-so i gave it another chance, i kept that promise for 5 long months. a promise i regret. My wallet, and I.D. were confiscated at admittance but i had 600$ sewed into my Bible,incase i had to escape,they try their best to keep you there, i know the police were called by students just to get out, many simply ran away it was so bad.

Another tactic that outraged me was staff telling my parents i wanted to drink and i was negative, my plees for help to my parents fell on deaf ears, i told them about the scientology-- but Narconon convinced them they weren't.

When released into population you are given work to do 'and chits,and MEST meeted out if one never did his/ her work, 'students' as we're called were charged with cleaning ,outside maintenance and dishwashing,it's a heart breakin' job to do, especially alone, as i did. Between 8hrs of classes, work, and stress i was worn thin, and litterally, i was so at my limit with sress and sleep depravation i started breaking down, i lost extreme amount of weight, i came in at 276 lbs and came home weighing 186lbs!!

During my stay there were staff that were getting high or drunk--Tristen (or Chris) came in very drunk after New years celebration-( You can see Narconon worked for him) Blake H. who worked in 'Ethics' was using drugs at the time, ( how unethical is that!!) and finally fired, Dave H, was using drugs as well ,while preaching the glorys of Narconon.

In one incident while on a walk with Chris and Dave H, Dave ran off with a female student for over 40 minutes!! and these people are intrusted with your daughters?? Absolutely indecent and unproffesional!! Dave H. was finally terminated for having relations with female students and failing his UA after someone leaked info on him--I knew for myself then that this program was a joke!!

I will not speak much about Sauna there are many horror storys out there, mine was of torture, in order to EP effectivley you had to give them what they wanted to hear, like "sauna has helped me alot and i feel better and brighter" but i refused to do even this, i never gave them what they wanted, even a success story on the miracles of Sauna which they reprint for their propoganda. And so my time was made longer, 34 hellish days. any complaints of discomfort or stomache pains were ignored or were called 'somatics', 'misemotion', and 'originations' trying to convince me it was all in my mind , or i was at fault for it. The intense heat wasn't an issue with me it was how it messed with my lung disease and the high amounts of Niacin that played havoc on my diabetes!!

i suffered Keto-acidosis for months after from high blood glucose-- day after day feeling nauseated, thirsty and extreme faint spells is inhumane to let a diabetic go through!!-and noone in the facility did anything about it-- except for Molly and "Jersey" if it weren't those 2 i'd have to wait for hours before someone opened HLO so i could get insulin!!!

But Narconon wasn't done with trying to drive me to break, Brad Petit showed up from Narconon State (California) and drove me to a point of Suicide, i was put on hold for voicing my opinions on just how foolish the reading material was, that my life long struggle with anxiety and depression was coming from "Supressive people"-we had many chats together in his office (all bad)-Never met a staunch Scientologist like him, he even admitted it. He decided to make an example of me, ex students will say objectives "breaks a person's will" He made Objectives try to break me, when i EP'd Objetives All-12, Petit had me do book 4A over again and told the Supervisor to "give him extra objectives to do"!! The Supervisor in privacy said "this isn't right B, i'm sorry..i really am"-but she was kind to me in my disress and i have the greatest respect for her.

After Objective Ep your presented a diploma, i refused to stand and take it or write a successs story.

Brad Petit did the most retched deed to me finaly on Valentine's Day, i was called to his office and asked had i spoken to my best friend Adam, i said "no, hasn't returned my phone calls...want me to 'disconect' with my friend Brad"?? He turned to me and said, "i'm afraid you can't, he's been dead for months now we've kept it from you till now, yes, he's DEAD B, want to talk about how you feel"?? That snapped me, what a degenerate, sadistic old man!! for one month i worked in mental pain, i was expected to do my work, classes, all that with the loss of my best friend on my mind always and being told that was supressing me! But Petit's act backfired on him, some staff dissagreed, stood up for me and one in particular helped me get through it all and those few i have so much respect for.

At my graduation i refused to be present, i did not want to give them the satisfaction of a successfull Narconon Graduate speech. In the end a lot of staff quit Narconon, in speaking with some they said " i couldn't take that Scientology stuff any longer"

For me i can say i'm still sober and drug free, and not because of Narconon, but from other students and x-staff members we help each other.... I Survived Narconon

B.K.P., Nov 23, 2012

Reposted this important story to Narconon Reviews, with some details on the program and some names mentioned and not mentioned in the post ( but important for visitors to know about )
http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/i-survived-narconon-narconon-fort-collins-colorado-horror-story/
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I received an inquiry regarding this thread.... and just want to make it clear that Narconon of Georgia falsified records to make it appear that Robin MuseLPC was the program's medial director.

Ref:

Re: The Desmond Family v. Narconon of Georgia, Narconon International, et al
« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2012, 18:35 »

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Hi all, just to give you a sense of how serious this is, here are some of the main and RICO claims in the complaint . Keep in mnd that one of the plaintiff's attorney's ( J Antonio DelCampo, was originally a judge overseeing the case when it first began. He retired and then joined the plaintiff team Harris Penn Lowry DelCampo, LLP. and started helping the lead attorney on it. That says much about the strength of the case.

( NNG=Narconon of Georgia; NNI = Narconon International; Delgado Development - Don and Maria Delgado, CoS Georgia [..]

[..]COUNT VIII:
CIVIL RICO FOR FALSE STATEMENTS TO A GOVERNMENT AGENCY

167.
NNI, NNG, Delgado, and Dr. Robbins, by and through their agents, unlawfully
acquired, maintained an interest in, and/or had control over, an enterprise or property of any nature, including money, through a pattern of racketeering activity.

168.
NNI, NNG, Delgado, and Dr. Robbins, by and through their agents, unlawfully
sought employment by or associated with an enterprise to either conduct or participate in, either directly or indirectly, the enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity.
169.
NNI, NNG, Delgado, and Dr. Robbins, by and through their agents, are associated
in fact and therefore engaged in at least two acts of racketeering activity by committing numerous counts of False Statements and Writings to a Government Agency, as defined by O.C.G.A § 16-10-20, by knowingly and willfully falsifying, concealing or covering up by trick, scheme, or other device the following material facts:

a. Knowingly and willfully falsifying and/or concealing from DHR the true nature
and scope of Dr. Robbins' duties as a medical director as contemplated and
required by DHR in order for NNG to obtain its 2007 ambulatory detoxification
license.

b. Knowingly and willfully falsifying Joan Daniels as a clinical director on all
license applications between 2004 and 2007, who is responsible for all
treatment services, and/or concealing from DHR the true nature and scope of
Joan Daniels' employment, which was contrary to that required by DHR for
clinical directors.

c. Knowingly and willfully falsifying Robin Muse as a clinical director on NNG
2007 license application, who is responsible for all treatment services, and/or
concealing from DHR the true nature and scope of Robin Muse's employment,
which was contrary to that required by DHR for clinical directors.

d. Knowingly and willfully concealing from DHR that NNG was illegally
operating a residential drug and rehabilitation facility without the proper
licensing from the State on all license applications between 2003 and 2007.

e. Knowingly and willfully falsifying and/or concealing from DHR the
detoxification component of NNG treatment regimen in its 2003 license
application solely for an outpatient facility.


f. Knowingly and willfully falsifying and/or concealing from DHR NNG's
compliance with creating adequate individualized treatment plans, routinely
updating patient files, and creating discharge and aftercare plans on all license
applications between 2003 and 2007.

g. Knowingly and willfully falsifying and/or concealing from DHR NNG
compliance with ensuring a drug-free workplace on all license applications

h. Knowingly and willfully concealing from DHR NNG's compliance with the
DHR Rules prohibiting behavioral management techniques denying students of
essential program services on all license applications between 2003 and 2007

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php?topic=8408.msg22256#msg22256

Complete Amended RICO complaint
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/10A28641/10A28641-2-2012-03-27-PlaintiffFirstAmendedComplaintToAddAllegationsAndClaims.pdf
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Narconon in California / Re: Narconon Ojai
« Last post by Mary_McConnell on February 02, 2019, 23:39 »
Interesting that Social Betterment Properties International ( owner of the Narconon Pacific Coast property), has recently bought or had transferred to it a series of properties in Ventura County.


 
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Document    20190117000046250          

Date Recorded
   1/17/2019       Time Recorded    8:00:00 AM
Document Type    GDEE       Remarks    PORT HUENEME
Document Desc    GRANT DEED
Amount    0       Consideration Amount    0
         Pages    3
Type          File/ID#    
Book          Page    
Grantors
Seq   Firm   Name
1   Y   FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED PHILANTHROPY INC
Grantees
Seq   Firm   Name
1   Y   SOCIAL BETTERMENT PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL
Legal

Legal Description
APN#:2060073130
APN#:2060073010
APN#:2060073110
APN#:2060073090

Notaries
Referenced By
Referenced To

These were originally donated or sold to the  FOUNDATION OF ADVANCED PHILANTHROPY INC in 2018

Document    20181231001456520          

Date Recorded
   12/31/2018       Time Recorded    8:00:00 AM
Document Type    GDEE       Remarks    
Document Desc    GRANT DEED
Amount    0       Consideration Amount    0
         Pages    4
Type          File/ID#    
Book          Page    
Grantors
Seq   Firm   Name
1   Y   CHARLES W MORRIS & BARNELLA R MORRIS PROPERTIES LLC
2   Y   CLARK MORRIS PROPERTIES LLC
Grantees
Seq   Firm   Name
1   Y   FOUNDATION OF ADVANCED PHILANTHROPY INC
Legal

Legal Description
APN#:2060073130
APN#:2060073010
APN#:2060073110
APN#:2060073090
http://apps.countyofventura.org/ailis5/


Makes me wonder if NArconon Pacific Coast treating more patients at these other locations ( as did/does Narconon Sunshine Summit Lodge at nearby properties). No doubt, Social Betterment Properties will be using them for something. 

I have located the addresses for these newest properties via searching the Assessor's Parcel Number (APNs)
APN#:2060073130  Property Address   224 E Clara Street, Port Hueneme 
APN#:2060073010  Property Address   356 N Second Street, Oxnard
APN#:2060073110  Property Address   328 N Second Street, Oxnard
APN#:2060073090  Property Address   235 E Pearl Street, Oxnard
http://assessor.countyofventura.org/research/propertyinfo.asp

They are being billed taxes, which in some cases are quite high. One can search Assessor's Parcel Number (APN)  for property taxes assessed on each here https://prop-tax.countyofventura.org/Default.aspx

There is no relation that I can see between the two entities other than the transfer of the properties:

Foundation for Advanced Philanthropy  About Us - Advanced Philanthropy Inc.
https://advancedphilanthropy.org/About%20Advanced%20Philanthropy.html

Foundation for Advanced Philanthropy  The Founders and Board Members
https://advancedphilanthropy.org/Founders.html

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Narconon in California / Re: Narconon Ojai
« Last post by Mary_McConnell on February 02, 2019, 22:42 »
Looks like they've gone back to 'Narconon Pacific Coast' with the IRS:

As of 12/10/18:

EIN: 463559503
NAME: NARCONON INTERNATIONAL
CONTACT: LK DION
ADDRESS: ,PO BOX 1509
CITY: OJAI
STATE: CA
ZIP: 93024-1509
GEN: 2595 (Narconon Int)
STATUS: 03 (501(c)3 Exempt Organization)
AFFILIATION: 9 (Subordinate Organization)
RULING: 197501
DBA: NARCONON PACIFIC COAST

The last 990 I can find is from 2016. Oddly enough, even though the Exempt Org database still shows them as part of NN Int under GEN 2595,  they don't mention NN Int, or use their Group Exemption Number, on the return.
https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/463559503_201612_990_2018010915102372.pdf

Hi BigBeard,

According to it's initial incorporation paperwork and bi-annual filings since 2013, this entity has always been registered with the State of California as Narconon Pacific Coast. No mention of Narconon Ojai.
https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/

However, they finally registered the name Narconon Ojai in Ventura County as a legal fictitious name, as well as there business name Narconon Pacific Coast, back in 2015
Drag a column header here to group by that column
#   Instrument #   Image   Ver   Dat Rec   Name   Role   OtherName   OtherRole   Type   BookType
1   20150113100007400   Order Copy  Certified Copy    Y   1/13/2015 11:08:46 AM   NARCONON OJAI    Business Name          NARCONON PACIFIC COAST   Owner Name             CFBNS   
2   20150213100028230   Order Copy  Certified Copy    Y   2/13/2015 4:16:15 PM   NARCONON OJAI    Business Name          NARCONON PACIFIC COAST   Owner Name             CPUBL   
3   20150113100007400   Order Copy  Certified Copy    Y   1/13/2015 11:08:46 AM   NARCONON PACIFIC COAST    Owner Name             NARCONON OJAI   Business Name          CFBNS   
4   20150213100028230   Order Copy  Certified Copy    Y   2/13/2015 4:16:15 PM   NARCONON PACIFIC COAST    Owner Name             NARCONON OJAI   Business Name          CPUBL   
 
http://apps.countyofventura.org/ailis5/

" Fictitious Business Name Filing Requirements
FILING REQUIREMENTS (B&P Code §§ 17910, 17915) Every person who regularly transacts business in this state for profit under a fictitious business name shall file a fictitious business name statement not later than..." 
https://recorder.countyofventura.org/county-clerk/county-clerk/fictitious-business-name/

Of course, they have been using the Narconon Ojai name from the onset, as well as their site name
https:// www. narcononojai.org/

But it is a fictitious name

Edit to add: They are under the Narconon Int tax exempt umbrella ( as are some other Narconons)
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Narconon in California / Re: Narconon Ojai
« Last post by BigBeard on January 31, 2019, 17:21 »
Looks like they've gone back to 'Narconon Pacific Coast' with the IRS:

As of 12/10/18:

EIN: 463559503
NAME: NARCONON INTERNATIONAL
CONTACT: LK DION
ADDRESS: ,PO BOX 1509
CITY: OJAI
STATE: CA
ZIP: 93024-1509
GEN: 2595 (Narconon Int)
STATUS: 03 (501(c)3 Exempt Organization)
AFFILIATION: 9 (Subordinate Organization)
RULING: 197501
DBA: NARCONON PACIFIC COAST

The last 990 I can find is from 2016. Oddly enough, even though the Exempt Org database still shows them as part of NN Int under GEN 2595,  they don't mention NN Int, or use their Group Exemption Number, on the return.
https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/463559503_201612_990_2018010915102372.pdf
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Narconon in California / Re: Narconon Ojai
« Last post by Mary_McConnell on January 30, 2019, 18:06 »
Thanks for posting the returns on the wiki, DH. Here is resource I use for obtaining them

California Registry of Charitable Trusts ( search any California Charity )

The Registry Verification Search allows you to search and verify whether a charitable organization or fundraiser has complied with the Attorney General’s registration and reporting requirements. You can also review records and other public filing that a charitable organization or fundraiser has submitted to the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts. The Registry’s database contains copies of most public filings required to be filed by charitable organizations, charitable trustees and fundraising professionals. This tool allows you to download copies of annual registration renewal forms (RRF-1), copies of IRS Forms 990, raffle reports and other fundraising reports that are in the Registry’s database.
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/Verification/Web/Search.aspx?facility=Y [..]

NARCONON PACIFIC COAST   Charity Registration   Current   CT0205309   1482290   463559503   OJAI   CA Page

Organization Name:    NARCONON PACIFIC COAST    IRS FEIN:    463559503
   Entity Type:    Public Benefit          SOS/FTB Corporate/Organization Number:    3598355
      
RCT Registration Number:    CT0205309
Program Type:    Charity       Registration Type:    Charity Registration
Issue Date:    3/26/2014       Renewal Due Date:    5/15/2019
Registry Status:    Current       Date This Status:    3/1/2018
Date of Last Renewal:    1/29/2019
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/Verification/Web/Details.aspx?result=c2ff7902-edbe-40bf-9bc4-5ea690863df4

2015 990 form link

Status of Filing:    Accepted
Accounting Period Begin Date:    1/1/2015
Accounting Period End Date:    12/31/2015
Total Assets:    $573,391.00
Total Revenue:    $949,994.00
Filing Received Date:    11/22/2016
Complete IRS Form 990 Received (Y/N):    Y
Online Submission (Y/N):    N
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/Verification/Web/Download.aspx?saveas=1228457.PDF&document_id=09027b8f802d746a

2016 990 link

Status of Filing:    Accepted
Accounting Period Begin Date:    1/1/2016
Accounting Period End Date:    12/31/2016
Total Assets:    $354,732.00
Total Revenue:    $755,638.00
Filing Received Date:    11/21/2017
Complete IRS Form 990 Received (Y/N):    Y
Online Submission (Y/N):    N
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/Verification/Web/Download.aspx?saveas=259565.pdf&document_id=09027b8f803192b7

2017 990 not posted there yet but here are some figures provided

Status of Filing:    Accepted
Accounting Period Begin Date:    1/1/2017
Accounting Period End Date:    12/31/2017
Total Assets:    $424,984.00
Total Revenue:    $1,049,421.00
Filing Received Date:    11/21/2018
Complete IRS Form 990 Received (Y/N):    Y
Online Submission (Y/N):    
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/Verification/Web/Details.aspx?result=c2ff7902-edbe-40bf-9bc4-5ea690863df4
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