Author Topic: Parent alleges Narconon Fresh Start mislead family and mistreated their son  (Read 1447 times)

Offline mefree

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Narconon Fresh Start NARCONON FRESH START d/b/a SUNSHINE SUMMIT LODGE, JLB RANCH and HUNTINGTON HARBOR HOUSE - California, Texas and Nevada Misinformation, careless treatment for drug rehab Glendale California

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My adult child was admitted to the Fresh Start drug rehab program for an addiction to herion. He and I were given invalid information by the Fresh Start staff and website and I believe he was mistreated and the staff did not provide care and oversight. I paid $33,000 for his enrollment. Brief summary of issues:

- Was never notified that Fresh Start was affiliated with Narconon.

- Was told my son could use his perscription medications for depression if needed

-Web site indicated that non-narcotic perscriptions can be used

-Staff appeared to be only former drug addicts that were in recovery

- My son my moved from Nevada to California back and forth 4 times in the first 2 or 3 weeks. The final move was against my son's wishes.

- Son allowed to visit psychiatrist nearby and he recommended medication for my son's depression and anxiety. However the staff said they do not allow any medications under any circumstances so he was not allowed to take any medications for his depression and anxiety. He was allowed to smoke cigarettes however! Also the first week he was under the care of Fresh Start he was in detox and was given medications.

More at https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/narconon-fresh-start/glendale-california-91204/narconon-fresh-start-narconon-fresh-start-dbasunshine-summit-lodge-jlb-ranch-and-hu-1426449
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Offline DeathHamster

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It's strange that there's no mention of Rainbow Canyon Retreat, even though that has to be the location in Nevada.

Offline mefree

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Yeah. It sounds like he was shuffled between a few different locations. Not sure why the Nevada location wasn't named.
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Offline Mary_McConnell

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He probably wasn't in NV for very long... probably in detox stage there, then shuffled around.

I don't think they use the Rainbow Canyon Retreat name much these days... too much bad press when Nathan BAca was reporting on it there. He's in DC now, ABC. I enjoy watching him on the news. Still an asskicker :D

Specking of Narconon in NV, they have 2 separate corporations operating there... saw this a while back, posting the details here now.

Search Results 1 - 8 of 8 search results https://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpSearch.aspx

 Entity Name    NV Business ID    Status    Type


NARCONON FRESH START    NV20041660095   Active   Foreign Non-Profit Corporation
Status:     Active
File Date:     11/23/2004
Business License Exp:  11/30/2018

 Officers    
 Director - TONY BYLSMA
Address 1:     13850 GARBER AVE   Address 2:    
City:     SYLMAR   State:     CA
Zip Code:     91342   Country:    
Status:     Active   Email:    

 Treasurer - IAN CONFER
Address 1:     2600 FOOTHILL BLVD SUITE 208   Address 2:    
City:     LA CRESCENTA   State:     CA
Zip Code:     91214   Country:    
Status:     Active   Email:    

 President - LAWRENCE TRAHANT
Address 1:     2600 FOOTHILL BLVD SUITE 208   Address 2:    
City:     LA CRESCENTA   State:     CA
Zip Code:     91214   Country:    
Status:     Active   Email:    
 
 Secretary - MARY WATTS
Address 1:     2600 FOOTHILL BLVD SUITE 208   Address 2:    
City:     LA CRESCENTA   State:     CA
Zip Code:     91214   Country:    
Status:     Active
https://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=vcdHsgiCUnEgd%252fviyKrMMQ%253d%253d&nt7=0


NARCONON NEVADA    NV20161594630   Active   Domestic Non-Profit Corporation
Status:     Active
File Date:     10/6/2016
List of Officers Due: 10/31/2018

Officers

 Treasurer - MANDY BERTRAM
Address 1:     17095 NV-317   Address 2:    
City:     CALIENTE   State:     CA
Zip Code:     89008   Country:     USA
Status:     Active   Email:    
 
 Secretary - NICOLE MCAVOY
Address 1:     17095 NV-317   Address 2:    
City:     CALIENTE   State:     CA
Zip Code:     89008   Country:     USA
Status:     Active   Email:    
 
 Director - MEGAN NICHOLSON
Address 1:     17095 NV-317   Address 2:    
City:     CALIENTE   State:     CA
Zip Code:     89008   Country:     USA
Status:     Active   Email:    

 President - MEGAN NICHOLSON
Address 1:     17095 NV-317   Address 2:    
City:     CALIENTE   State:     CA
Zip Code:     89008   Country:     USA
Status:     Active   Email:    

https://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Cez2h6vv%252bNbAd1pIElIt0Q%253d%253d&nt7=0

I suspect they may have set up the new corp because they planned to sell the property, and maybe used that corp  (a NV one vs Fresh Start being a CA corp) for tax purposes? 
Narconon Nevada
17095 State Route 317, Caliente, NV 89008
https://www.trulia.com/property/3261455721-17095-State-Route-317-Hwy-Caliente-NV-89008
http://www.landwatch.com/Lincoln-County-Nevada-Land-for-sale/pid/25011769

As of today, March 26, this property had been listed for 663 days
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Caliente_NV_89008_M26921-45507

When I looked last, on Sept 12, 2017, this property had been listed for 467 days
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Caliente_NV_89008_M26921-45507

They are selling because they owe nearly $1 million in payroll taxes :P
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Offline brighterlights7

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Holy shit, Megan was just out of interning when I was at RCR and Nicole was my roommate at Warner Springs.

Crazy that the place is "for sale" since I was under the impression that the ranch was leased.

However, I'm pretty sure that they owned the tree houses a few miles down the road from the ranch, or maybe those were the ones that were leased, but the way I remember it, the ranch was leased, and the tree houses (withdraw) had been bought out for $3mil after the developer realized that no one was ever going to want to pay to go to play golf in godforsaken Caliente NV