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Another death at NN Arrowhead, July 19th 2012

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  1. DeathHamster Member

    And what a crock that paper was!
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/...reviewed-paper-rebutal-early-and-often.114147
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  2. RightOn Member

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  3. muldrake Member

    Well, how about that whole constantly killing people thing? This doesn't seem to mention or address that.
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  4. RightOn Member

    you are speaking in generalities :p
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  5. Anonymous Member

    Mike Otto
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  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's another cult press release, dated December 20, 2013:

    Narconon Arrowhead Brightens the Holiday for Local Families

    Each year, the Christmas season is not just about drug rehab at Narconon Arrowhead, located near Canadian, Oklahoma. It's also about Christmas parades, about making the holidays enjoyable for those going through drug rehab, and about helping out the disadvantaged.

    While the icy storms caused the cancellation of some Oklahoma parades this year, the Narconon float still made it to Christmas parades in Muskogee and McAlester. The theme of this year's float was "Narconon: Directing a Brighter Future." A cameraman on the float took video of the crowds lining the parade routes in both cities and they got to see themselves on the big screen mounted on the float. On December 7th, the float entertained crowds in Muskogee and on the 12th, thousands of people lining the snowy streets of downtown McAlester.

    To set the holiday mood for the Narconon Arrowhead students on-site, studying and learning to live drug-free lives, there was a December 15th talent show featuring staff and students alike. A stocking party is planned for Christmas Eve, with a friendly game of 'Dirty Santa' (a gift exchange in which other people can claim the gift you received, causing you to pick another gift, and so on, to great hilarity for all).

    "Being here, recovering from drug addiction is one of the most important times of the lives of our students," said Gary Smith, executive director at Narconon Arrowhead. "They have this short period in which to learn life skills that will enable them to stay sober. That, however, doesn't mean they can't have FUN!. We try to make the holidays enjoyable for our students so they can focus on their rehabilitation without feeling they are missing anything. We also want give back to the communities around us that provide so much support year round."

    As they do every year, the Narconon staff and executives made donations to area youth and women's charities. This year, there was a cash donation to the Emergency Youth Shelter for McIntosh and Pittsburg Counties and a gift of daily necessities for the Hope House of McAlester, a woman and children's shelter. This year, a special donation was made on behalf of a handicapped child at God's Helping Hands – this child needs a walker to make her Christmas brighter.

    "It's a learning experience for our students, too," added Smith. "Most of them are recovering from periods during which they harmed themselves and probably others, too. At this special time of year, they get to experience the joy that comes from helping or giving to others. This may be the first real joy they have felt since they became addicted. It's all part of recovery."

    http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleas...head-brightens-the-holiday-for-local-families
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  8. Boris Korczak Member

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  9. Anonymous Member


    so far the only thing i see closing down narconon is a class action lawsuit from the victims. until that happens, they will probably remain open.
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  10. anonamus Member

    It's utterly PUKEWORTHY that these criminals can be allowed to continue their dangerous fraud.
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  11. DeathHamster Member

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  12. patriot75 Member

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  13. Anonymous Member

    Hence the title of the post.
  14. The Wrong Guy Member

    Today the cult had a related press release published:

    Narconon Arrowhead Oklahoma Featured In Scientific Journal for Outcome Monitoring Procedure

    Narconon Arrowhead, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility located in southern Oklahoma, was recently featured in scientific journal for their routine outcome monitoring.

    Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

    One of the most important assets of a product-driven business or company is their ability to improve their product based on the outcome of its use. This means that they must contact their customers after use of the product, receive honest reviews, and look into and improve their delivery or product based on those reviews.

    Individuals who are seeking effective drug rehabilitation treatment may have very specific concerns they are trying to address. They may want to know if the treatment program includes substitute medical drugs to aid with withdrawal and emotional turmoil, they may want to know if the treatment program is residential or out-patient, they may want to know if the treatment program will include group counseling and they may want to know how expensive or inexpensive the drug treatment program is. Finding the right treatment program for the individual drug addict does include answering these points, of course, but it also includes learning about the statistics of the facility and program’s success with individual participants and graduates.

    Drug rehabilitation treatment programs may be marked as effective based on a couple of key points: do they assist the individual through withdrawal from drugs and do they counsel the individual so that they experience relief from the emotional effects of drug use? However, these points are still limited in that they look at short-term gains but don’t explore whether individuals who have participated in the program have been successful in maintaining a drug-free life after program completion. When a facility does not research and measure sobriety rates, it also misses the opportunity to improve its results based on their program graduates’ successes or failures.

    Narconon Arrowhead’s Outcome Monitoring

    A study recently published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Research and Treatment, OK, highlighted the goals of routine outcome monitoring as a way to ensure that treatment effectiveness is reproducible client to client, that treatment is cost-effective and consistently high-quality, and that health service providers are responsible for maintaining the quality of their treatment by monitoring their outcomes.

    Narconon International and Psychometric Technologies Incorporated worked together to develop a scientific method for routine outcome monitoring that would be beneficial to treatment providers. The scientific method that resulted from this collaboration was piloted at Narconon Arrowhead.

    Many treatment providers are limited in their outcome monitoring abilities because they have difficulty tracking their clients after they leave treatment and they have few or no staff devoted to collecting follow-up information on clients. In contrast, the Narconon Arrowhead program consists of steps that help staff efficiently proceed into outcome monitoring after a student attains program graduation. This includes collecting a variety of information upon client enrollment like the client’s addiction severity index rating, having fewer staff than students so that the staff can spend more time getting to know the individual students and helping them through the phases of treatment, quality control procedures to ensure that treatment quality meets high standards, and an in-house ability to correct problems with treatment delivery or quality. About one week prior to their graduation, Narconon Arrowhead program students meet with a trained staff member who is devoted exclusively to helping them create an individualized plan for successfully re-entering their community.

    The success of Narconon Arrowhead program graduates in going on to live drug-free, productive lives is due to their highly successful treatment program and their comprehensive follow-up and outcome monitoring procedures. This study of a successful outcome monitoring procedure provides an ideal for other treatment providers who are invited to contact Narconon Arrowhead for support in implementing the simplified system.

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    http://www.watchlistnews.com/2013/1...fic-journal-for-outcome-monitoring-procedure/
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  15. DeathHamster Member

    As I said:
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/...eviewed-paper-rebutal-early-and-often.114147/

    For the next while, this will be their standard reply to anything about Narconon.

    Narconon was closed in Quebec.
    - But we have a peer-reviewed paper!

    Narconon Georgia is being investigated for credit-card fraud.
    - Who cares, we have a peer-reviewed paper!

    Narconon Arrowhead lost its certification.
    - But now, we have a peer-reviewed paper!

    Over five people have died at Narconon Arrowhead.
    - That's okay, we have a peer-reviewed paper!
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  16. RightOn Member

    TODAY IS DECEMBER 23RD 2013
    WHY ARE THEY STILL OPEN?

    WITH THE HOLIDAYS UPON US, MY HEART GOES OUT TO ANYBODY TRAPPED IN NARCONON AND TO THE FAMILIES WHO WERE BAMBOOZLED BY THEM.
    RIP TO THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES AT THE HANDS OF NARCONON.
    I PRAY THERE ISN'T ANOTHER PERSON HURT OR ANOTHER LIFE LOST.
    JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL.
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  17. Rod Keller Member

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  18. RightOn Member

    "We work constantly to protect our students every way we can, yet, as with any program such as ours, there will be some students who don’t always follow the rules. When that does occur, we deal with it within our treatment approach, and continue to work with the student unless that student’s conduct presents unacceptable risk to others. The safety and welfare of every student in the program is of paramount importance to us, as has been demonstrated by our long history of offering successful drug and alcohol abuse treatment services.”

    STFU you bag of shit liars
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  19. Quentinanon Member

    "Never fear to hurt another in a just cause." - L. Ron Hubbard
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  20. patriot75 Member

    See more at: http://www.mcalesternews.com/local/...oduce-records-in-lawsuit#sthash.qLW8G3dy.dpuf

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/...non-of-oklahoma-production-of-records.115472/
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  21. DeathHamster Member

    Smith is a long-time weasel who's used every slimy trick possible to keep Narconon Chilocco and then Arrowhead open. The one thing that he's never done is fix the problems.
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    I politely declare Gary Smith a scumbag and a piece of shit. His Guardian Office UK wife was a scumbag as well. I remember Gary boy complaining that scilons in the U.S. who let him sleep in their homes while he "was on recruitment missions" didn't stock their refrigerators enough for him and he had to buy his own food. BAWWW. The "team of OTs" he was working for seemed to overlook food and accommodation expenses, so Gary brazenly freeloaded on scientology public as an entitlement.
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  24. muldrake Member

    Bla bla bla.

    What I'm not seeing in there is what followup do they have for the ONES THEY KILL?
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  25. Rod Keller Member

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  27. wolfbane Member

    BIG news here on the Heather Landmeier case!
    Key tidbits:
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  28. BigBeard Member

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  29. muldrake Member

    The fact the cult pulls bullshit like this against veterans, firefighters, 9/11 survivors and others to steal their money is what disgusts me most, and probably the main reason I'm still around. Otherwise, I'd have long ago just taken a victory lap and gone away.

    First, it's absolutely disgusting to victimize drug addicts. The main reason this fucking cult targets this population is that it's vulnerable. Usually, these people have sunk so deeply into addiction they've lied, stolen, and done horrible things to the people they love. Then this fucking cult comes along and actually is abusing them viciously. Guess what? These people have nobody left who will believe a word they say, because they have lied to those people so often.

    Then, you have disgusting shit like the 9/11 rescue workers detox. People who were exposed to all kinds of horrible shit on one of the worst days in U.S. history, trying to save the lives of others, and then are "helped" by shitbags like Tom Cruise with utterly worthless quackery.

    So presumably, people "helped" that way might forego legitimate medical treatment and actually die as a result.

    FUCK this cult.

    [*ptui*]
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  30. Rod Keller Member

    I agree. 911 responders has spread to gulf oil spill responders and meth lab police. None of them deserve Scientology.
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  31. JohnnyRUClear Member

    But they have a peer-reviewed paper.
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  32. The Wrong Guy Member

    Today there was another cult press release:

    Former Narconon Arrowhead Clients Participate in Sponsor a Student Holiday Program

    Canadian, OK (PRWEB) December 25, 2013

    This year the Narconon program giving back through a series of events locally and now, through a new campaign aimed at raising the spirits of current clients through support from former ones. Former clients of the facility have reached out to help current patients by writing a letter of encouragement that will be given to them on Christmas day with a ‘Santa’ stocking with a few small gifts. The program, is called the ‘Narconon Arrowhead Sponsor a Student Program.’

    This ‘gift-giving’ support event is one of many holiday activities held at the facility this year to help promote ‘the spirit of giving’ and to send a message to patients about positive support and encouragement during recovery.

    “While many individuals are happily enjoying the pleasures that the holiday season brings, drug addicts may associate the holiday season with guilt, embarrassment, anger, depression, family upset and more,” says Gary Smith, Executive Director and CEO of Narconon Arrowhead. “The stranglehold of addiction doesn’t stop for the holidays, and the pressures and demands of the season may cause some addicts to sink further into drug use and addiction.”

    Smith also adds that when patients are in treatment over the holidays it can be a stressful time; and one that requires additional help and encouragement for both the family and the user.

    “Having those who have attained stable sobriety through our treatment program reach out and encourage those in treatment can be very uplifting for the patients and give them the support they need to get through the holiday,” adds Smith.

    Other Holiday Activities at Narconon Arrowhead

    This new campaign along with Narconon Arrowhead’s holiday activities are important as they help the students recover from some of the physical and emotional side effects of drug use. These side effects include numbed physical and emotional senses, reduction in one’s awareness of the present environment, withdrawal from relationships, and more.

    Already this year, Narconon Arrowhead staff and students have created a drug-free float for three local holiday parades, decorated the Narconon Arrowhead facility, sponsored and run a holiday food drive for local community service organizations and families in need, and participated in a holiday talent show. The delivery of sponsored Christmas stockings over the next week will further boost holiday spirit, but there is one final element that may do even more to bring joy to the students - letters of encouragement.

    Individuals who are participating in the Narconon rehabilitation program have to move through many difficult phases of addiction treatment. They must withdraw from drugs, which is often difficult and uncomfortable, they must clean their body of residual drug toxins, they must address and take responsibility for their drug use, and they must gain tools that will help them lead a drug-free future.

    While the Narconon Arrowhead program students are helped along and encouraged by facility staff and fellow students, many program students can still be under the impression that they are facing difficulties that no one else has encountered. Where staff encouragement may be comforting, it is the encouragement of a program graduate who has himself experienced the same or similar difficulties that can really boost the student’s spirits.

    Narconon Arrowhead hopes to receive donations and individual letters of encouragement for each and every student. These letters will inspire much-needed confidence in the current student, and help them push through barriers that would otherwise seem insurmountable. During a season of hope, love, generosity, and sincerity, there are few things more touching than the encouraging words of one former addict to another.

    For more information...

    Continued at http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1656912
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  33. RightOn Member

    ^ this makes me RAGE
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  34. Random guy Member

    Tell me again, why are they still open?
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  35. BigBeard Member

    Because the states don't have the balls to take them on and the Feds appear to be even worse. All it would take is one state to lead the way and pass effective laws controlling the licensing of rehab facilities, and it's employees. Just one to show the others how it's done, and narCONon would cease to exist.

    Oklahoma tried, but there are so many loopholes NN AH is already trying to use, I don't believe it will actually close any doors.

    BigBeard
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  36. The Wrong Guy Member

    Another report went online today.

    Detox center tied to Scientology ordered to produce personnel records | Claremore Daily Progress

    A state judge has ordered a controversial private drug treatment center in Oklahoma to produce the records of employees and patients who are alleged to have used illegal substances at the facility during the six-year period from 2004 to 2010.

    Associate District Judge Jim Bland issued the order in a negligence lawsuit filed against Narconon Arrowhead, a detox facility rooted in the teachings of Scientology, by the parents of a former client, Heather Landmeier.

    Landmeier, 28, has been in a vegatative state since 2008 when she overdosed on heroin and Oxycotin in a Tulsa hotel room one day after being expelled from Narconon Arrowhead for testing positive for drug use.

    Her parents sued the treatment facility for neglect, accusing it of allowing drug and alcohol use by its staff, trainees and clients.

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    Other lawsuits have been filed against Narconon Arrowhead, located in the tiny town of Canadian in southeast Oklahoma, in connection with three deaths at the facility in 2011 and 2012. In addition, state officials are investigating the center.

    The facility’s unorthodox approach to detoxification has drawn controversy. It includes doses of vitamins and sauna sessions, with treatment philosophy based on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. Some critics have said the center is a recruiting tool for the church.

    http://www.claremoreprogress.com/st...entology-ordered-to-produce-personnel-records
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  37. DeathHamster Member

    I finally finished munching through all the Tulsa World archives--on the input side. I still have to go though them for tags and whatnot before they're visible on my list.

    I came across two obituaries related to Arrowhead.
    • Deaths June 20, 2008, Tulsa World "Canadian - Chester Lee Barton, 75, Narconon kitchen manager, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church. Hunn, Black & Merritt, Eufaula."
    • Deaths January 4, 2009, Tulsa World "Canadian - Jean Lafitte, 52, Narconon employee, died Thursday. Services pending. Hunn, Black & Merritt, Eufaula."
    (Canadian Oklahoma is the town.)

    Unfortunately, the obituaries aren't going to list "Addict, OD, dumped at motel by Narconon".
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  38. DeathHamster Member

    And I'd rage at the absolute crap that Narconon indulged in back then and over the years, but it's bed time. Why weren't they closed down in the first week? (Seriously. They opened without state certification or licensing, but their property lease said that they had to obey all state laws. BANG! END!)

    Scientology even tossed in CCHR to make attack runs on state agencies and run up the legal bill. They played games back and forth and up and down in the courts. They claimed that they didn't need state permission because they were on sovereign native land, and when the natives objected, they popped up their own native sock-puppet front which had no authority to scratch their own asses. They probably bought some judges, but I'd have to sift it a lot more to figure out which ones.

    In the end, when someone added up how much the fight was costing the state, they rolled over completely within a couple months.
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  39. Anonymous Member

    The image below is a screen cap I made while watching the Wikileaks Movie - "Mediastan."

    I edited the sub-title for the context of your post.

    Money Is A Weapon.png
  40. DeathHamster Member

    ^ True. With Scientology (Dave) trying to gouge every penny possible, it's easy to forget that money isn't their final goal. It's just a weapon to obtain power.
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