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Narconon and Other Scientology Front Groups => Narconon in Oklahoma => Topic started by: ethercat on May 06, 2014, 09:52

Title: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: ethercat on May 06, 2014, 09:52
Caught this on ESMB:
http://www.narcononarrowhead.org/addiction-recovery-specialist/

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By the time you have finished your study of this manual, you should feel comfortable approaching a family or individual in need, then discussing treatment options and helping them choose the best facility for their situation.

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Request your free copy of Addiction Referral Specialist Manual TODAY!
Director of Field Activities
CALL 800-468-6933

Must be hurtin' for bizness.  Didn't someone say a lot of the referral people were leaving because they couldn't get paid like they should?

Anyone up for calling and requesting a copy of the manual?  Covertly, of course.   ;)

Addiction Referral Specialist = ARS   :-D^\^\
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: BigBeard on May 06, 2014, 11:49
Does OK require any type of training/certification before you go around calling yourself an "Addiction Referral Specialist"???

Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: ethercat on May 06, 2014, 17:49
I don't know, but I would expect not, since it's basically a salesman job. 

I think it's just a made-up title by Narconon.  Maybe answers to the "Director of Expansion".   :D
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: source on May 07, 2014, 12:01
Director of Field Activities oversees the FSM's or Field Staff Members, which were the former name for people outside of Narconon who referred clients there and received a 10% commission. 

I'd imagine that 2 things are going on here.

1) The name "Field Staff Member" is a Scientology name and a pretty stupid one.  Changing the name to "Addiction Referral Specialist" sounds better and attractive to new graduates who they are selling this idea to as a way for them to "work in the field".
2) This is a new push on their graduates and others because they are struggling with new starts.  Pushing this on new graduates 'might' increase their clients.

For those who don't really know that FSM training and, I would imagine, this 80 something page training manual on "how to refer people to the appropriate facility" is really just a selling cycle designed to train someone to invalidate all other options other than narconon, then offer Narconon as the "only" solution for the person on the phone.  After this, the goal is to hot transfer the call directly to the registrar, trying to prevent the potential client from going on the internet and discovering all of the negative publicity about Narconon.

Addiction Referral Specialist isn't really a thing at all.  You don't need credentials.  It's just a new name for their FSM's.  On their website are Dena Bowman and Kent McGregor giving testimonials.  Not sure who the third one is.

Technically their name should be 'Narconon Referral Specialist".

Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: BigBeard on May 07, 2014, 12:13
I wouldn't have a problem if they called themselves 'narCONon Referral Specialist', at least that's being up front about what they are. But, calling themselves 'Addiction Referral Specialist' gives the impression they are providing unbiased help in finding an appropriate treatment facility.

At the least it's unethical, and I can't help feeling there's something not quite legal about it, but I'm not sure what. Maybe false advertising by failing to disclose the connection with narCONon??
 
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: ethercat on May 08, 2014, 20:44
As we well know, Narconon has no qualms whatsoever with regard to false advertising. 

Anticipated:
Narconon Reviews - How to Check Credentials (http://narcononreviews.net/resources/for-potential-clients/how-to-choose-a-drug-or-alcohol-rehab/how-to-check-credentials/)
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Checking credentials of the employees of a rehab facility is important, if you intend to trust your loved one’s recovery to them. There are many designations people in the rehab industry can use after their names, creating a virtual alphabet soup that is left up to you to decipher. Researching this aspect of a facility should only be part of your vetting process.

When you are searching, and doing research, ask for the credentials of staff at the facilities you are considering. If the facility has a website, look for a staff page that shows this information. Ask the person you talk with what the letters mean, and what organization awards those designations. Make notes for these, and then check them out. Generally, you will need to use your judgement on which ones are worth the paper they are written on, since none of these organizations will say they do a poor job of awarding certifications. You may find some indication of how well respected they are by doing a thorough search.

Let's make sure the search engines can find the connection between Addiction Referral Specialist and Narconon/scientology.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Intelligence on April 12, 2015, 17:47
Does OK require any type of training/certification before you go around calling yourself an "Addiction Referral Specialist"???

I doubt any training is required ... unless the document below qualifies that took about an hour or
so of drilling. And as a Registrar, there was 3 of us in offices beside each other, saying whatever we
needed to say to get the person in with check in hand or pre-paid by Credit Card. I had ZERO training
to be a Registrar and could call myself a Specialist or Counselor or whatever. Stats were the priority
and it was a mad-house Thursday morning.

I haven't been here on RFTTP for quite some time, good to see y'all here. ;D

Stay SAFE.

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Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: BigBeard on April 12, 2015, 18:13
Other than having a semi-official sound to it, what is an "Addiction Referral Specialist" anyway?

Someone who refers addicts where to go to feed their addiction? Or is that supposed to be "Addiction Rehab Referral Specialist"?

If the later, what qualifies them to refer anyone to a particular rehab? Other than the money they make off the referal?
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Alphajunkmail on June 11, 2015, 23:24
Good news! We have an insider at Arrowhead now. This person is former staff with strong allies willing to feed him/her with information which will be relayed back. Updates to follow as they come.
Currently ABLE is occupying the Canadian location. Expansion and renovation plans have already begun at the old detox in McAlester with plans to certify as a halfway house to scam the system more. Our insider is having their spouse send a cell phone in soon so updates will be streamlined.
BONUS!!!!!! Rebecca Pool (Gary Smith's daughter and accomplice in insurance fraud is back and working there running the Executives under Gary's commands. Also, former Deputy Executive Director, Michael J. Gosselin has been demoted to a yard hand and his wife Kathy has been forced out. There is dissention in the ranks.
The golden age of narconon is among us with brand new materials designed to kill your loved ones 1 TR at a time.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: AnonLover on June 12, 2015, 13:15
Good news! We have an insider at Arrowhead now. This person is former staff with strong allies willing to feed him/her with information which will be relayed back. Updates to follow as they come.
Wow. Excuse me while I drool all over my keyboard and try to contain how happy this makes me!
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Alphajunkmail on June 12, 2015, 21:49
It's actually very exciting. I worked with this individual at Arrowhead years ago. I was a Course Supervisor for a few years at the cult and that place was crazy. The Executives were always coming up with different ways to indoctrinate people into Scientology with their Addiction Referral Specialist Training, or Field Staff Member Course. They even tried the Gradutate refresher course for people that hadn't reverted yet but were about to. Staff meetings were always these rah, rah, rah fests clapping everytime some manager held up their fake stat graphs. We'd all have to turn and applaud the creepy picture of L Ron hanging on the side wall of the auditorium. The best part is, this person  used to have keys to everywhere and made copies before leaving so now access is available to almost every office. We spoke right before this person returned and it should be very easy for him/her to gain access to almost any office and get secret cult documents once they get settled in. This person has also been "in comm" with a prominent attorney in Tulsa to hopefully corroborate some of the lawsuits.
The downside is this person is there because the family forced him/her to return and do the program again, but he/she is there with the objective to gain information and relay it to me for this site and to others so the cult can be brought down forever.
It also turns out that Derry Hallmark has recently been forced out. He is probably an Addiction Referral Specialist now and making stacks of money referring them to other Narconons. When Derry was there, he and his wife Melissa were always referring reaches to other Narconons instead of Arrowhead because they would collect the FSMC instead of their measley salaries. Gary Smith probably kept a cut to keep it quiet. Especially because when it was found out that Derry and Melissa were caught smoking weed, Gary personally handled Derry and he did not get in any trouble or ethics handlings. Melissa was promptly fired for it at Derry's request. This was because she was found to be f***ing one of Derry's registrars at the time and he didn't want to be humiliated if it spread. There is so much internal corruption and cliques that unless you were there from Chilocco, you're an outsider. Now it seems like Chilocco isn't even enough to keep you in the ranks, now you have to be a Smith relation since Gary, Vicky and Rebecca are the top brass and the Gosselins are the pariahs of Narconon Arrowhead. How the mighty have fallen.
Current student count <25
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Alphajunkmail on June 12, 2015, 22:09
And for the record, the Addiction Referral Specialist course is a pamphlet that Derry and Gary threw together when the new regulations got forced on Narconon from the State of Oklahoma. Anyone can take this course at it only takes less than 4 hours to become certified. Your are then given cult materials to hand out and paid roughly 10% of the entry fee for whoever you refer to the cult. Of course it costs you your integrity and humanity knowing you may have sentanced someone to death at the hands of Scientology, but that's a small price to pay for clearing the planet and obtaining spiritual freedom isn't it?
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: BigBeard on June 13, 2015, 01:20
And for the record, the Addiction Referral Specialist course is a pamphlet that Derry and Gary threw together when the new regulations got forced on Narconon from the State of Oklahoma. Anyone can take this course at it only takes less than 4 hours to become certified.

The lack of standards for "certifications" is one of the biggest weakness in state level regulations of rehab faciliites. Nobody should be allowed to be certifified by the organization they are going to be working for. It creates a major conflict of interest.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Alphajunkmail on June 13, 2015, 02:53
The lack of standards for "certifications" is one of the biggest weakness in state level regulations of rehab faciliites. Nobody should be allowed to be certifified by the organization they are going to be working for. It creates a major conflict of interest.
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That is most of the problem. Overall, the certification process at Narconon Arrowhead is built around how close you are to Thursday at 2:00pm and if the supply lady ordered enough ink for the printer in the Examiner's Office. Other than that, write yourself a shiney new success story and off you go. You are proudly awarded the certificate of an Addiction Referral Specialist. Hang around for Staff Meeting and someone might even read your name out loud for you to get a quick round of applause before Gary Smith starts filling your head with expansion plans, global success and how perseverance will overcome all counter intention from the SP's trying to take them down. Now let's all stand and give L. Ron Hubbard a standing ovation for freeing our thetans.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: wynot on June 13, 2015, 08:23
Alphajunkmail, you are aware that OSA reads and logs every word published here, aren't you? This sounds so awesome, but I have to worry about the reprisals that might be visited on someone if they can be identified...

'til later;
wynot

Good news! We have an insider at Arrowhead now. This person is former staff with strong allies willing to feed him/her with information which will be relayed back. Updates to follow as they come.
Currently ABLE is occupying the Canadian location. Expansion and renovation plans have already begun at the old detox in McAlester with plans to certify as a halfway house to scam the system more. Our insider is having their spouse send a cell phone in soon so updates will be streamlined.
BONUS!!!!!! Rebecca Pool (Gary Smith's daughter and accomplice in insurance fraud is back and working there running the Executives under Gary's commands. Also, former Deputy Executive Director, Michael J. Gosselin has been demoted to a yard hand and his wife Kathy has been forced out. There is dissention in the ranks.
The golden age of narconon is among us with brand new materials designed to kill your loved ones 1 TR at a time.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: mefree on June 13, 2015, 11:17
Welcome Alphajunkmail. I have to admit to a bit of skepticism. I hope you are the real deal!

You certainly wouldn't be the first Narconon insider to come here to spill.

 :w:e:l:c:o:m:e:


Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Alphajunkmail on June 13, 2015, 14:55
I knew this was most likely monitored by someone in the cult but did not know it was so closely documented, but I guess that figures all things considered. Being as such, I will take care to be extra discreet as to not reveal the data flow source. With such a small student count, it would be easier to locate but ironically there are a few ex staff currently on the program right now. They must all be part of the 20% that aren't successful. LOL.
I understand your skepticism and I can relate. That was the reason for my silent observation for so long before actually creating an account here and why I'm still hesitant on revealing my identity. I've seen first hand what Narconon Arrowhead and ABLE are capable of, I can only guess at the extremes the church will go to. However, you'll see I'm the real deal as all of my information should be easily verifiable since I'm relaying it as I get it right from the mother ship in Oklahoma.
Knowing Gary Smith and his minions in the Ethics Office, I'm sure the interrogation and voluntary (mandatory) meter checked Overt writeups will be deployed very soon to try and weed out the Counter Intention and Suppression.
It's like playing football against a team with only 1 play in their playbook. Narconon is very predictable.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: mefree on June 13, 2015, 17:07
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Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: 10oriocookies on June 13, 2015, 23:43
Make no mistake about it, Scientology as a religious philosophy is here to stay.  Narconon, on the other hand, is governed by different rules all over the globe.  They are very good at making it seem as if they are legit, but if you have been there any length of time in any position of responsibility, you have participated in or seen these rules being broken.  My advice to you would be to file formal complaints with all of the regulating and licensing agencies in OK.  The next thing is to get your friend out of there.  Him staying there to break into offices and trying to get dirt is ludicrous.  If he is an addict he needs professional help.  If his family is making him stay I will personally call them and set them straight.  No life is worth risking for this endeavor.

Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: 10oriocookies on June 13, 2015, 23:51
For the record, please advise your friend to lose his keys and not engage in breaking and entering or theft of documents.  He has his sobriety to worry about. 
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: BigBeard on June 14, 2015, 07:26
Not to put words in anyone's mouth, but it should also be made clear no one on this board supports or condones illegal activity.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: mefree on June 14, 2015, 08:38
Not to put words in anyone's mouth, but it should also be made clear no one on this board supports or condones illegal activity.

You are correct, BigBeard. Also, very wise words from 10oriocookies for your friend, Alphajunkmail.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: 10oriocookies on June 14, 2015, 11:36
Not to put words in anyone's mouth, but it should also be made clear no one on this board supports or condones illegal activity.

You are correct, BigBeard. Also, very wise words from 10oriocookies for your friend, Alphajunkmail.

Hi Me!!  Sorry I haven't gotten back to you.  All is well.  I speak from experience in this matter.  If you have done the Narconon Program and are still clean, you are at risk for relapse as there is no continuing care and the "tools" taught at Narconon generally don't work or there are much more simple and effective ways to handle things.  If you have done the Narconon Program and reverted and are trying to get clean while exposing this scam, your priorities are off.  Treating the addiction should come first.  Quality of life improves greatly after getting real help.  My hat is off to the Narconon Grads who stayed clean, but I would bet that vast amounts of improvement are still attainable if professional help is sought. 

My two cents.  Take em or leave em. 
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: SocialTransparency on June 14, 2015, 16:27
 (:E(
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Alphajunkmail on June 14, 2015, 21:21
I appreciate the advice and the words of caution. I actually worded my original post on the matter about the keys in a way that would do exactly what it did and cause a little internal chaos at Arrowhead. At no point was my insider going to do anything illegal or break into offices. The red flags already went up there and had the bees buzzing with concern. Actually those keys had been given back to staff upon arriving but to someone that is aiding my friend in communicating to me as well as giving information to them. My person has people on staff looking out for their ability. Not all staff are drinking the koolaid all the time.
This person is there for treatment and is going to play the game as needed because the family is adamant that NN is the place as family members have/do currently work within the cult so the choice isn't something that will be wavered on unfortunately.
Also, I referred to this person as a friend when in fact they are more like an ally for the cause than they are a chum. We didn't quite see eye to eye when occupying posts at the same time as this person had some authority over me, but surprisingly I found this person to be on this side of things before returning to NNAH and reached out to at least expose them for what can be exposed from the student side. We knew Ethics would be the first hit on this person due to the way they left staff before. That time will be used to write OW's on former staff/students/people that will benefit this person by attacking while "taking responsibility" for their own transgressions as well. Basically, he/she is going to start writing things up about people we worked with or had dealings with that may be more than slightly made up. This is beneficial as it builds the trust between this person and current staff as well as springboards easy condition handlings. As for specifics on relaying info, I try to exaggerate or modify some details to keep the in-house watching eyes guessing when those exact things don't actually occur, much like the key thing.
When I said before that I didn't know about OSA watching, that was true but I always knew Gary Smith and Mike St. Amand lived on these pages. It was always the subject Du Jour at our rah rah staff meetings.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Alphajunkmail on June 14, 2015, 21:32
Pardon my forum etiquette too since I don't quote or reply correctly, often or ever. I'm still trying to get the hang of this and I probably miss a lot of the things I should do to correctly respond or reply to things.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: ethercat on June 14, 2015, 22:01
Pardon my forum etiquette too since I don't quote or reply correctly, often or ever. I'm still trying to get the hang of this and I probably miss a lot of the things I should do to correctly respond or reply to things.

If there's anything specific you need help with, just speak up and someone will help.  I find these 2 links at the top right of the pages immensely helpful:
Show unread posts since last visit. (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php?action=unread) This will show all the new posts.
Show new replies to your posts. (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php?action=unreadreplies)  And this one will show only the ones that are in a thread you posted in.

The "Mark Unread" button at the bottom of threads is useful, too, when you've read something and want to reply, but don't have time at the moment.  It's a feature that is, I think, unique to this particular forum software.

Quoting is done with the "Quote" link (obviously), but you can also put some text into the editor, highlight it, then click the little (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/Themes/TP-2/images/bbc/quote.gif) button above the edit screen.

Anything else, just ask.  You'll get the hang of it soon enough.   :)
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Intelligence on June 15, 2015, 12:35
Not to put words in anyone's mouth, but it should also be made clear no one on this board supports or condones illegal activity.

You are correct, BigBeard. Also, very wise words from 10oriocookies for your friend, Alphajunkmail.

Hi Me!!  Sorry I haven't gotten back to you.  All is well.  I speak from experience in this matter.  If you have done the Narconon Program and are still clean, you are at risk for relapse as there is no continuing care and the "tools" taught at Narconon generally don't work or there are much more simple and effective ways to handle things.  If you have done the Narconon Program and reverted and are trying to get clean while exposing this scam, your priorities are off.  Treating the addiction should come first.  Quality of life improves greatly after getting real help.  My hat is off to the Narconon Grads who stayed clean, but I would bet that vast amounts of improvement are still attainable if professional help is sought. 

My two cents.  Take em or leave em.

Indeed, treating addiction must come first and be a 100% priority.

Posted by: Alphajunkmail:>

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This person is there for treatment and is going to play the game as needed ...

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When I said before that I didn't know about OSA watching ...

This 'could' be a risky 'game' to play especially if 'there for treatment' ...

You can be sure, without a doubt, that OSA and/or minions are reading/watching and reading what's here 'could' lead back to or 'OUT' the 'game player'?

Just my opinion coming from over 5 years experience with OSA ...
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: SocialTransparency on June 15, 2015, 13:06
I always knew Gary Smith and Mike St. Amand lived on these pages. It was always the subject Du Jour at our rah rah staff meetings.

Well then. A BIG HELLO  to Gary Smith and Mike St.Amand! How you 2 guys sleep at night is beyond me...
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Intelligence on June 15, 2015, 13:34
I always knew Gary Smith and Mike St. Amand lived on these pages. It was always the subject Du Jour at our rah rah staff meetings.

Well then. A BIG HELLO  to Gary Smith and Mike St.Amand! How you 2 guys sleep at night is beyond me...

THIS ^^^ and with no sleep, their hair, what's left of it, must be a mess with no mirrors to look in? Seriously, how can these Con-Men look at themselves in the mirror? 'All For The Greast Good' - I suppose. :(
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Alphajunkmail on June 15, 2015, 15:59
Anything else, just ask.  You'll get the hang of it soon enough.   :)
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Thank You very much!!!


Indeed, treating addiction must come first and be a 100% priority.

This 'could' be a risky 'game' to play especially if 'there for treatment' ...

You can be sure, without a doubt, that OSA and/or minions are reading/watching and reading what's here 'could' lead back to or 'OUT' the 'game player'?

Just my opinion coming from over 5 years experience with OSA ...

[/quote]

Agreed that treatment should be the top priority but that would indicate that the person was there to handle an addiction instead of a troubled marriage. But that is all I can really get in to without giving away too much.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: 10oriocookies on June 15, 2015, 16:43
With around 25 clients there it's not going to be too hard to figure it all out.  The damage is already done, suggest to your friend that they leave and seek addiction and marriage counseling.  Just the fact that they are there to save the marriage is enough to send them packing.

I'm just going to write this:  I'm pretty suspicious of this whole thing.  You can ask anyone there who knows me and they will tell you I'm okay to confide in.  If you really want to cause change there then report to he applicable agencies and move on.  Getting revenge or whatever other motive you have is not worth the time wasted on obsessing over AH.  You have been in the grips of a cult for some time and your efforts are better spent dealing with you first.
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Mary_McConnell on June 15, 2015, 21:51
I always knew Gary Smith and Mike St. Amand lived on these pages. It was always the subject Du Jour at our rah rah staff meetings.

Well then. A BIG HELLO  to Gary Smith and Mike St.Amand! How you 2 guys sleep at night is beyond me...
3((:
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Mary_McConnell on June 15, 2015, 21:57
With around 25 clients there it's not going to be too hard to figure it all out.  The damage is already done, suggest to your friend that they leave and seek addiction and marriage counseling.  Just the fact that they are there to save the marriage is enough to send them packing.

I'm just going to write this:  I'm pretty suspicious of this whole thing.  You can ask anyone there who knows me and they will tell you I'm okay to confide in.  If you really want to cause change there then report to he applicable agencies and move on.  Getting revenge or whatever other motive you have is not worth the time wasted on obsessing over AH.  You have been in the grips of a cult for some time and your efforts are better spent dealing with you first.

 |true|confirmed|
Title: Re: Narconon Arrowhead trying to recruit "Addiction Referral Specialists"
Post by: Mary_McConnell on June 15, 2015, 22:20
I want to make clear to all who read this thread that the "Addiction Referral Specialist" course thing was not at all mandated by the state. The state has nothing to do with this course.

It's a course to teach people how to refer people to Narconon. It's a sales/reg course for non-employees, which they and Scientology call Field Staff Members (aka FSMs).

This is a course that uses an Arrowhead or Narconon Int created sales checksheet and the materials to learn how to convince people to bring themselves or their loved ones to the program they recommend and then to refer them to the Arrowhead reg who then convinces them to fork over their money to pay for the Narconon program.  They most assuredly use Big League Sales  references and drills, as well as similar tactics like those one can find in the leaked NArconon and fake referral site drugrehab.org reg scripts I posted on my scribd that were leaked to me, which were the subject of this article
http://tonyortega.org/2013/03/11/leaked-scripts-spell-out-how-scientology-directs-the-unsuspecting-to-its-rehab-network/
and are used as exhibits in many court cases now.

I believe this  Arrowhead course was created to get more people referring to them, as well as to create a checksheet "hat' for the referrers.  But no, the state had nothing to do with this. It's not a licensing or certification course. It's a moneymaking course