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The Church of Scientology would like you to believe that Applied Scholastics is an educational program and merely a “Scientology-related entity.”

To quote Public Enemy, “don’t believe the hype”.

As I revealed on May 1, 2017, Michigan Scientologist Per Wickstrom is using his drug treatment centers as bases for the spread of his Living Solutions Centers, planting his “flag” first here in Michigan in Manistee and Battle Creek. Since then, Wickstrom has expanded to Fort Wayne, Indiana and rural Harrison, Michigan.

Applied Scholastics functions as an educational organization to spread L. Ron Hubbard courses and Scientology ethics and beliefs in their schools. All schools licensed by Applied Scholastics are Scientology schools staffed and directed by Scientologists.
Narconon and related groups / Re: Scientolgy Drug Rehab
« Last post by Scientology on September 12, 2017, 18:39 »
Ok very nice, thank you
I will be looking around and see what i can learn
Serenity Point has a new annual report and a complaint filed!

Yeeees! Michigan is getting tough with their annual inspections! "not in substantial compliance" There will be follow-up visits, but judging by Narconon Freedom Center, they're in trouble.
Based on the state licensure inspection findings and the above noted deficiencies, Serenity Point Recover was not in substantial compliance with the MCL 333.6201 through MCL 333.6251 and/or the Michigan Administrative Rules R325.14101 through R325.14928 as applicable, at the time of the site visit and a follow up survey will be conducted.
The complaint. It looks like they dumped someone at a homeless shelter, again.

What Serenity really is doing here is pretending to run outpatient and day programs while all the while running a residential program. This is fraud  for the patient and those who paid were sold on Residential program, told that insurance would cover their stay, and then the insurance was billed for these other services after residential billed was maxed out. Its the appearance of residential, somewhat like what Narconon of Georgia was doing, what they lost their state license for.  The insurance companies of those patients are being billed on insurance for continued 'care' after residential is maxed out ( usually 2-4 weeks max), but the patients and payers usually don't know this, or check what is being paid or how.

How he gets around this is that Per provides separate nearby housing and extra beds beyond those he is licensed for, to put these 'out patient and day program patients'. He never bothered to make separate offices, as required, for those non-residential billed patients. But Serenity IS licensed for them. Except patients are not supposed to live at the program.  What a scam... I wonder if the insurance companies still don't care about this fraudulent billing to get more $$$ so patients can remain and finish the program. What a crook Per Wickstrom is.
With prior permission, we decided to share the content of  a private message received from yet another person victimized by Narconon. This time the location is Narconon Colorado aka Narconon Fort Collins. At NArconon Reviews, we have a number of government and police documents, legal and agency complaints and attendee surveys about this particular program , which can be found here

So, this is what the message said. Lets hope this experience review sends a red flag warning to anyone considering Narconon Fort Collins for drug rehab services.

I was in Narconon for only 5 days. Just a LITTLE bit of my story is that I have asthma and tachycardia. They KNEW this. After 4 days of withdrawal I was able to be in regular treatment. My first day of being in there was my first day of Sauna or the "New Life Detoxification" CREATED BY L. RON HUBBARD. Anyways they had me run on a treadmill for 20 MINUTES straight barely being able to take a break. Apparently that helps loosen the drug toxins stuck to your fatty tissue. Then they had me go into the Sauna to sweat all the toxins out. I was in there 25 minutes at a time with 10 minutes breaks in between 5 times in a row!!! Not only that they made me take 50mg of niacin which elevated my heart rate more than it already was! They also had kept forgetting to give me my medication that day and when I was going through all that I had not taken my heart medicine OR my daily inhaler. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I asked them for my rescue inhaler before they had me get on the treadmill because I'm advised not to do any strenuous activity without it and they just kept telling me they would have someone bring it. It was LOCKED in another office ACROSS the facility. What if I had an asthma attack and they couldn't get to it in time? I was so weak and exhausted by the time I was done with sauna that I couldn't stand or walk. They basically had to carry me to my room. Thank God my mother had already been on her way that morning because she read an article about it online and realized it was corrupt. She had to have a police man escort her there for them to let her talk to me. They don't let you speak to any family until 21 days after you arrive. There's so much more that went on there that I haven't explained and I was only there for 5 DAYS!!!

This is a terrible experience, and could have resulted in tragedy, had not the patient gotten out of there with the aid of family. This is not the first time we have heard about the program refusing to give necessary medicine. Some patients have become very ill or died from this practice, as documented here

As far back as 2007,  I received complaints about this dangerous Narconon practice. Here are 2 examples:
[..] For instance, 75 year old California resident Lillian Weaver and E.K. of Washington State were each taken in by fake referral sites run by Narconon & it's affiliates, the false promises of appropriate medical care availability and forced unwanted Scientology practices they were never informed about in advance, which turned out to be the whole of the program.

Unbeknownst to them and their loved ones was the knowledge that Scientology is hostile towards traditional medical and mental health practices. Both were kept against their will when they wanted to leave and Mrs. Weaver's son had his diabetes and thyroid medicines & glucometer withheld for 2 days upon entry, endangering his health especially as he lacked a thyroid to produce what the medicine was necessary for! E.K.'s daughter became ill from the mega doses of vitamins they put her on, causing her to become ill. Both parent's loved ones suffered physically and emotionally due to this, the deception and the facility's subsequent negligence against the one the loved one once they arrived. [..]

We suggest this person who contacted us and provided their experience, or anyone else having attended Narconon Colorado and wishing to file a complaint about the experience, do so at the CO program licensing dept mentioned below. 

In one's complaint, it is very important to be very specific as to dates of attendance at the program, and if you did withdrawal at a separate location, to provide dates and details about that as well. If someone else paid for you to go, ask for their help by looking at contract, agreements etc. Including the license # is important, too. If insurance paid for the stay there, check and copy all claims submitted and review for inaccurate entries of services billed and paid. Notify your insurer.  Narconons and unbranded Narconons tend to bill for what they can get, and have been known to overcharge insurance for services and days not attended.

Here is where to file your email complaint:

I suggest a everyone write and send the complaint to the following 2 email addresses to ensure the complaint gets received and worked on. Again, including dates of attendance and incidents, as well as the program License # on a complaint, is very important.   

Main agency
Colorado Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman St., 8th Floor
Denver, CO.  80203-1714
P 303.866.5700  | F 303.866.5563

They say:
Please direct complaints to:

Client Services and Controlled Correspondence
P 303.866.4511

Refer to:

Narconon Colorado
1225 Redwood Street Fort Collins CO 80524 | phone: 970-484-2023 | fax:
License#: 1681-00
County: Larimer
Judicial District: 08
This information is provided by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health

It is important for those victimized by a Narconon to speak up or share their story, even if it has to be done anonymously to preserve a person's privacy on the internet. The person who sent me their experiences at Narconon Colorado ion Fort Collins did so after watching the latest episode of  A&E"s season 2 - Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath  What a great thing Leah is doing!!
Yes, this is great stuff! I am also looking forward to knowing the outcome, as well. But we can't assume that by them being this stupid that they don't now have their attorneys on it. Still, it sure would be nice to see it completely revoked

On a side note: I do think all the licensing info on Freedom Center needs to also be posted to a more appropriately titled thread and section, so as not to be missed by the dox lovers.   I'll get with the boss :)
Narconon and related groups / Re: Scientolgy Drug Rehab
« Last post by Mary_McConnell on August 31, 2017, 21:14 »
Welcome, 'Scientology'!

Ok, when here finally, some questions i have been thinking about for a while now...

How many percent of the Scientology economy is financed by Narconon, anyone have an idea?

That is not known to me, or anyone I know.  There is nothing in writing, documented, that can be found by the public. Church records are exempt from being made public. Narconon records will never show this, as they have to use their monies only to support specific projects or as grants.

They do, however, benefit from recruits to the church for courses or auditing. This is an elaborate and often covert process of handpicking receptive graduates and staff who are taken under the wing of a facility staff member who is also a scientologist, all done under close observation by their program management.  These people cannot be hostile to, or have said anything critical about, the church. Over time, the staff/scientologist knows who to send over to a local church, or to one near the graduate's home in their own state if the graduate must return home.  Most often, the person is told that they need Scientology to be fully cured of their addiction, that there are specific courses and counseling in Scientology that address the root cause of the addiction... this can bring in thousands and thousands of $$$ from just one Narconon staff or grad sent to a a church "org", as they are called.

The only 'support' Scientology gives to Narconon that I know of is mention of the program with link to Narconon . org site  on their website and in the way of donations to their property front group, Social Betterment Properties International, who is the landlord of some but not all Narconon program facility properties, like Narconon Arrowhead[/b] The church also funds other related front groups, like the drug education programs, but not Narconon education programs directly, not that I know of anyway.  This is intentional, to maintain a corporate veil between entities. Keeping the "Narconon is not Scientology mantra going. The International Association of Scientologists, which is supposed to be a separate organization but is yet another cash cow for the church, also claims to donate to Narconon

-What is the main reasons Narconon still is here?

There are 50 states here in the USA and each has it's own laws in relation to licensing of substance abuse programs and licensing of drug counselors. The states where there are still programs, tend to be easiest to get licenses on both. The laws are slowly changing making it harder for bad programs to get licensed, but this takes time and getting through red-tape. Some have been closed, some closed on their own... but there are still those in these states still operating. California is making it harder to get a license renewed due to stricter requirements for counselors, but Narconon has managed to still be there in Southern California for the time being. They have been sued so many times, but then respond by changing contracts so people have to sign to agree to not sue, and only use arbitration to settle disputes. Most if not all attorneys will not take arbitration cases unless paid for their time, with retainer fee paid up front. They have settled nearly all lawsuits, though there are some recent new ones, and I believe their will continue to be more.

But the way to shut these people down completely, besides draining them of their money in legal and settlement fees, is to have any and all complaints also be filed at state consumer affairs offices run by each state Attorney General. If enough state AGs get these complaints, a lawsuits by the states can be brought against then for the typical tactics of intentional breach of contract, fraud, deceptive trade practices and others. 

How does Narconon get customers?

Sometimes they get them from people who did the program, who are referred, many of whom who get a commission for sending a person into a Narconon salesperson. But, you need to read this forum and do a google search as well to really see the game they have going on...

Also, visit our sister site for independent info and reviews of Narconon,  Narconon Reviews  Seriously, they get customers anyway they can, especially through tricking websites to link to their main website, or by fake referral websites claiming to be independent when they aren't. But it is important for you, and anyone who doesn't know how they operate, to get the facts independently because Narconon will not tell anyone the facts that many former 'students' aka patients, and staff have come to know.

I am glad you joined us here. So look around the forum, read, search words such as:  fake referral . Or whatever interests you.

Narconon is Scientology. The whole program is. So you have come to the right place

~ Mary
"Additionally under R325.14925, the site inspection revealed that there were patient files presenting numerous urinalysis that revealed positive results for illicit drugs for extended periods of time while the patients were active in the program. The program appears to lack any policy or procedure that documented how the situation was investigated and how patients with positive urinalysis results are addressed."

That's nothing new, I'm afraid. Glad the state surveyors are getting tough!
Narconon Freedom Center is in deep shit, facing revocation of their license!

Yay, Michigan finally takes a good hard look and smacks them!

It's about time. Thanks for posting.
"(f) Failure to demonstrate reasonably sufficient honesty and integrity to warrant the operation, or continuing operation, of a program."

Applies to every narCONon anywhere.

So true!
Narconon and related groups / Scientolgy Drug Rehab
« Last post by Scientology on August 29, 2017, 17:55 »

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Say no to cult of death and disconnection

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Handsome results that counts & not even a tax free bag

Ok, when here finally, some questions i have been thinking about for a while now...

-How many percent of the Scientology economy is financed by Narconon, anyone have an idea?
-What is the main reasons Narconon still is here?

How does Narconon get customers?
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