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31 August 2009, 8:28 am



Narconon provides guaranteed help for addicts who are truly ready ...

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The hardest decision that any drug or alcohol addict may ever make is the decision to go into rehab. The second hardest decision may well likely be where to get that rehab.

Online PR News – 30-August-2009 – The hardest decision that any drug or alcohol addict may ever make is the decision to go into rehab. The second hardest decision may well likely be where to get that rehab.

Narconon, with an established drug and alcohol treatment facility located in Watsonville, CA, offers an all-inclusive long—term drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that is a far cry from the typical 12-step methods often used by other programs.

The results have been phenomenal, with a success rate of 76% reported among individuals who complete the entire Narconon program. This is in comparison to the more typical success rate of 2-3% found in more traditional 12-step and drug maintenance programs.

"Narconon is truly unique in many ways," Mike Dipalma, CCDC, RASi at the Watsonville facility, explained. "For example, we’re not a hospital, so we don’t have to limit ourselves to standard Detox and rehab practices. Second, we charge a flat rate for our services. We realize that everyone requires a different amount of time to completely benefit from the Narconon program. So everybody pays one rate, regardless of whether they’re here for three weeks or three months. "

It is the third difference; however, that has brought Narconon much praise – and criticism: its sauna-based, guaranteed rehab system. DiPalma is quick to defend the method.

Drug relapses are caused by drug residues in the body," DiPalma said. "They hide themselves in the muscle tissue, where they can remain dormant over the years. As time goes on, muscle cells die and are replaced by other cells. When this happens, the residues are released back into the system. The brain picks up on this and triggers the cravings again. That’s when most people fall prey to relapse."

Sauna therapy, DiPalma says, literally sweats the residues out from the muscles through the pores. People treated in this method say their cravings during rehab rapidly disappear, to the point where they no longer crave drugs at all.

Narconon also puts its members on a strict vitamin therapy regimen. DiPalma said that drug addiction rids the body of many vitamins and minerals required in order to work properly. "Drugs replace this natural feeling with a phony high that ebbs and flows with every dose of drugs," DiPalma said. "Vitamin therapy helps to bring the body back to its normal operating state."

But sweat and vitamin therapy are only part of the Narconon rehab program. A considerable amount of education is included, too – education on handling addictions and handling life substance-free.

"Our attendees at Narconon are not patients," DiPalma said, "They’re students. Addicts are frequently people who simply didn’t get learn all the life skills they needed in order to function in the real world. Our classes give these students the knowledge they need to handle virtually any problem that they may come up against out in the real world – confidently and drug free."

While DiPalma would like to say that it’s the addicts themselves who initially approach Narconon, the opposite is actually true.

"Our first contact is usually with the parents, spouses, grandparents and loved ones of the addict," DiPalma said. "They read about Narconon and our incredible results. This usually gets the addict to think about treatment."

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Narconon treatment is that, as opposed to more common rehab methods like 12-step, the entire program is guaranteed to work. If a student completes the entire program-approved discharge plan and still has a relapse, that person is welcomed back to our facility for an additional 30 days at no extra cost.

"It’s a tribute to the treatment that we rarely see someone return again after that," DiPalma said.
The Narconon program was established to help people suffering from substance dependencies, with the goal of freeing them and their families from the devastation of drug or alcohol abuse. Narconon of Northern California opened its drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in 1992, in Bonny Doon, California. Launched by "word of mouth" publicity, ongoing success resulted in the relocation of the residential treatment program to a larger campus in Santa Cruz, CA. The Narconon treatment facility of Northern California program now graduates 150 clients annually. It includes a center in Placerville and a new center in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
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Narconon provides guaranteed help for... - Online PR News (press release)
31 August 2009, 8:28 am

Narconon provides guaranteed help for addicts who are truly ready ...

Online PR News – 30-August-2009 – The hardest decision that any drug or alcohol addict may ever make is the decision to go into rehab. The second hardest decision may well likely be where to get that rehab.

And it should be a long and hard decision if one is thinking about going to narconon.  And the rational and final decision should be to go somewhere else.

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Narconon, with an established drug and alcohol treatment facility located in Watsonville, CA, offers an all-inclusive long—term drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that is a far cry from the typical 12-step methods often used by other programs.

Boy, I'll say!

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The results have been phenomenal, with a success rate of 76% reported among individuals who complete the entire Narconon program. This is in comparison to the more typical success rate of 2-3% found in more traditional 12-step and drug maintenance programs.

So phenomenal, in fact it's unbelieveable!  Where are the peer-reviewed and unbiased studies?  You know, the ones that aren't self-referential?

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"Narconon is truly unique in many ways," Mike Dipalma, CCDC, RASi at the Watsonville facility, explained. "For example, we’re not a hospital, so we don’t have to limit ourselves to standard Detox and rehab practices.

And in some places, aren't allowed to use the standard detox and rehab practices, because they involve REAL medicine and psychological counseling.

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Second, we charge a flat rate for our services.

BS.  It's a very high rate, considering what the services actually consist of.  And one which is non-refundable, unless one plans to sue: http://www.ripoffreport.com/Search/narconon.aspx

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We realize that everyone requires a different amount of time to completely benefit from the Narconon program. So everybody pays one rate, regardless of whether they’re here for three weeks or three months. "

And the length of time has more to do with the length of time it takes one to realize they aren't getting out until they write a phony "success story" claiming that narconon works.

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It is the third difference; however, that has brought Narconon much praise – and criticism: its sauna-based, guaranteed rehab system. DiPalma is quick to defend the method.

Well, of course he is.  He's the intake counselor at narconon.  Let's just get a little character reference on Mike DiPalma and his narconon, shall we?  http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Watsonville/Complaint_CA_ADP_0407.pdf

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Drug relapses are caused by drug residues in the body," DiPalma said. "They hide themselves in the muscle tissue, where they can remain dormant over the years. As time goes on, muscle cells die and are replaced by other cells. When this happens, the residues are released back into the system. The brain picks up on this and triggers the cravings again. That’s when most people fall prey to relapse."

Sauna therapy, DiPalma says, literally sweats the residues out from the muscles through the pores. People treated in this method say their cravings during rehab rapidly disappear, to the point where they no longer crave drugs at all.

More BS.  Might want to consult a real physician about this, before submitting to this dangerous detox.

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Narconon also puts its members on a strict vitamin therapy regimen. DiPalma said that drug addiction rids the body of many vitamins and minerals required in order to work properly. "Drugs replace this natural feeling with a phony high that ebbs and flows with every dose of drugs," DiPalma said. "Vitamin therapy helps to bring the body back to its normal operating state."

Overdoses of vitamins do not bring the body back to its normal operating state - they can cause new problems which were non-existent before going through the narconon program: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Narconon/detox.htm

How 'bout a little gout, liver damage, and high blood sugar levels from too much niacin; brain swelling, weakened bones, conjunctivitis, cirrhosis of the liver, hair loss, diarrhoea, insomnia and fever from too much Vitamin A; Gastrointestinal disturbances, kidney stones, excess iron absorption from megadoses of Vitamin C; raised blood pressure, the possibility of brain damage, and kidney damage courtesy of  Vitamin D, or some hemorrhagic toxicity from Vitamin E?

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But sweat and vitamin therapy are only part of the Narconon rehab program. A considerable amount of education is included, too – education on handling addictions and handling life substance-free.

"Our attendees at Narconon are not patients," DiPalma said, "They’re students. Addicts are frequently people who simply didn’t get learn all the life skills they needed in order to function in the real world. Our classes give these students the knowledge they need to handle virtually any problem that they may come up against out in the real world – confidently and drug free."

Yes, you must learn to be a scientologist to get off drugs - trade one addiction for another one, in other words.

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While DiPalma would like to say that it’s the addicts themselves who initially approach Narconon, the opposite is actually true.

"Our first contact is usually with the parents, spouses, grandparents and loved ones of the addict," DiPalma said. "They read about Narconon and our incredible results. This usually gets the addict to think about treatment."

The desperate family members are taken in by the number of fraudulent "referral sites" which all go back to narconon, and are a part of the pyramid scam outlined here: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,368.0.html  The addict's loved ones would do well to remember, "if it sounds too good to be true, it usually isn't true."

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Perhaps the most surprising thing about Narconon treatment is that, as opposed to more common rehab methods like 12-step, the entire program is guaranteed to work. If a student completes the entire program-approved discharge plan and still has a relapse, that person is welcomed back to our facility for an additional 30 days at no extra cost.

If it didn't work, why would you want to go back?  Wouldn't it be better to try somewhere legitimate, that might have a better chance of working?

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"It’s a tribute to the treatment that we rarely see someone return again after that," DiPalma said.

Bwhahahah!  or a tribute to the fact they realized it was just a scam to lure vulnerable people into scientology.

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The Narconon program was established to help separate people suffering from substance dependencies, and the people who love them, from their money, with the goal of freeing them and their families from the devastation of drug or alcohol abuse turning them into scientologists so they can continue to separate them from their money.

Fixed that for you, Mr. DiPalma.

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$27,000?

I have to wonder - is there even one insurance company that would cover a course at Narconon? I imagine big insurance companies would not be happy if asked to pay that much money for this bogus treatment. But what if the course were recommended by a real (although unwitting, I hope) doctor or health professional?

And if Narcononononon^\^\^\^\ (oops) is not covered by legitimate insurance, isn't this something we should mention every time we speak of the con to the unlearned?

'til next time;
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I would be very surprised if they are a contracted provider for any health plan. They would be subject to a scrutiny they would prefer to avoid.
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There are some scientology-sympathetic doctors who might recommend it. 

And according to this blog post, there is a chiropractor claiming to be a medical doctor and under that guise, referring people to narconon:

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,463.0.html

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Mrs. Weaver says "Because of my son's medical problems, the referral Hotline gave our number to a man claiming to be a medical doctor who told us that Narconon was the best program to fit his needs. Well, "Dr. David Morris" of GA turned out to be a scientologist with an agenda - and a chiropractor, in violation of GA state Chiropractic disclosure laws."

There are also some government agencies who recommend narconon as a rehab facility for people convicted of DUI to attend in order to avoid jail.  I found narconon listed on a few Florida government pages, and I wouldn't be surprised if they are similarly listed on some California government referral pages, too.  As government agencies, I would hope they're just negligent in this, and not something more sinister.

Scientology is slowly but surely becoming known the world over for what it is - but we, as critics, have much work to do to expose narconon for the dangers it presents, and whose interests it serves (its own, and scientology's).

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« Last Edit: September 06, 2009, 13:38 by mefree »
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https://secure.sos.state.ga.us/myverification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=162876&

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I get a network error message from the link:

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Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

'til next time;
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"When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before."

Jacob Riis

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That site doesn't like to show pages from direct links, it likes you to have to go from one page to another, to another.  Inefficient, yes, I know, but there are a number of sites using databases that work this way.

I think this is what mefree was intending to show, which you can find by going to "Professional License Search" from http://sos.georgia.gov/ and entering the name.

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Name: David Pancoast Morris
Address: 558 Charing Cross Dr Marietta GA 30066
Profession: Chiropractic Examiners
License No: CHIR006383
License Status: Active
License Type: Chiropractor
Sec. License Type: Certified For Modalities    
Obtained By Method: Examination
Issue Date: 5/28/1999    
Expiration Date: 12/31/2010    
From State/Prov:
Last Renewal Date:    
Discipline Information: No Discipline Information
No scanned public board order documents exist.
Associated Licenses: No Associated License Information Available
Data current as of: September 5, 2009 12:50:21

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Thanks. That was it.
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