Narconon "intel dump", evidence gathering list

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  1. DeathHamster Member

    Wickstrom’s A Forever Recovery -26 hospitalized -Faulty Furnace causes Carbon Monoxide Leak

    They didn't even know that there was a problem until firefighters wearing portable alarms came for something else!
    Any bets that a staff member switched off the CO alarms, rather than find out what the problem was?
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  2. TorontosRoot Member

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  3. Quentinanon Member

    I would like to see the minutes of their "exec council" meetings to see if it a staff member even submitted a estimated purchase order to fix the furnace or they collectively minimized the problem as "dev-t". The scienazis who ordered and depowered the CO alarms should be held criminally responsible. Peoples lives and health were at risk.
  4. The Wrong Guy Member

    Getting People onto The Bridge Through Narconon

    By Mike Rinder, November 12, 2017


    Tonight at 8pm there is a special episode of The Aftermath touching upon the subject of scientology’s front groups.

    Of course, the most well-known of them is Narconon, which is why it was so ironic that I was sent this a couple of days ago.

    Scientology says the “social betterment” organizations are NOT recruitment arms for scientology.

    Look at the first paragraph of this letter.
    Bobby Wiggins seems to have retired from his Narconon job and now is making commissions from persuading people to give money to the IAS. The irony of this is when he WAS in Narconon he had to scrape and scrounge and beg for money because he got zippo from the IAS.

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  5. DeathHamster Member

    Assuming that there were any CO alarms. They're required by wog law, but there's a planet to clear and Thursday is Coming!

    From the way that Michigan papers over regulation violations and constant dumping of people at bus stops and homeless shelters, I wouldn't trust them to check that at all.
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  6. Quentinanon Member

    Rinder should know this: Nobody ever "retires" from a scientology job. They route off or get transferred, laterally, up, or down.
    Wiggins has been laterally transferred out of NarCONon, likely because he would eventually get a subpoena to depose on what he knows about the NarCONon/scientology crime syndicate connection and what role he played in that. The OSAbots who run NarCONon are running scared. They are finding out that they are like plasticine representations wearing labels in a big Hubbardian clay demo.
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  7. TorontosRoot Member

    They are very desperate in guelph with their narCONon flyers going up all over the place. People have been ripping down and letting store owners know.
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  8. DeathHamster Member

    Narconon flyers in Guelph? What do they say?

    Do they have a Narconon open in Canada now?
  9. TorontosRoot Member

    I think they are advertising the website more or less. I hope there is NONE in canada. Their website lists nothing in canada unless they were pulling a fast one.
  10. Quentinanon Member

    They might have a "NarCONon safe house" where they can hide from process servers, the OPP and the RCMP.
  11. DeathHamster Member

    They do have that property that they couldn't get rezoned for opening a Narconon. Finding a way around that is probably somebody's stat.
  12. DeathHamster Member

    A bit of shuffling in Michigan's reports for Narconon Freedom Center.
    • An Annual Survey of 02-27-2017 was renamed to a Licensure Survey. No biggy.
    • A Settlement Agreement - 10-19-2017 was removed.
    • A Follow Up - 10-19-2017 was added. (Out of order with a Follow up - 12-19-17).
    The list of participants for the Follow up include Gwenda Byrne from ABLE. They had ZERO clients on site.

    There was supposed have been an unannounced inspection within the next three months, so that should have happened, but there's no record of it yet. Typical.

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  13. DeathHamster Member

    Halcyon Horizons is on the move! (Legally that is, their locations remain in place.)

    Elevate Addiction Services - Santa Cruz is now "SEASCAPE RECOVERY CENTER, LLC"
    The Santa Cruz outpatient is now "MONTEREY BAY RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION, LLC"

    Elevate Addiction Services - South Lake Tahoe is now "SKY LAKE RECOVERY CENTER, LLC"

    Elevate Addiction Services - Placerville remains under Halcyon Horizons for the moment. I expect that will change.

    It wasn't hard to fish out the new license numbers, and update my list. Now to do some digging on the companies.

    Their legal firewalling will probably be as effective as a watertight door with a cat-flap.
  14. How is NARCONON Zutphen fairing ?
  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    Dept. of Labor investigating wage claims at Narconon Arrowhead | McAlester News-Capital


    The Oklahoma Department of Labor is investigating wage claims against a Church of Scientology-backed drug rehab center in Pittsburg County, a department representative confirmed.

    Oklahoma Department of Labor General Counsel Don Schooler said the department has two wage claims on file against Narconon Arrowhead. Schooler said the department’s Employment Standards Division’s Wage and Hour Unit will conduct investigations to determine whether the wages were due to the individuals making the claims.

    Jamie Adams, 32, of McAlester, said she is a former security worker for the facility and she told the News-Capital that she filed a wage claim against Narconon Arrowhead after allegedly being refused payment from her former employer.

    According to her wage claim form, Adams worked at Narconon Arrowhead from May 23, 2018, to July 3, 2018, and she maintains she is owed $420 in unpaid wages.

    “I have asked numerous times for my wages and they either don’t respond or tell me they don’t have it yet,” Adams claimed.

    A message left for the number listed as Narconon Arrowhead was not immediately returned. Another number for a Narconon Arrowhead representative has been disconnected.

    Narconon Arrowhead is the flagship drug rehabilitation center for Narconon International. Its parent company, Association for Better Living and Education, is owned by the Church of Scientology.

    The 200-bed facility sits on about 250 acres near Lake Eufaula and Canadian, and promotes substance abuse treatment theories of founder L. Ron Hubbard.

    Four patients died at Narconon Arrowhead in the span of three years nearly a decade ago. Stacy Murphy, 20, of Owasso, died of an accidental drug overdose at the facility in July 2012. Senate Bill 295 — or “Stacy’s Law” — was signed into law in 2013 to require inpatient drug treatment programs to be certified by the state.

    The facility lost its state certification for a medical detox facility under Stacy’s Law and closed in 2013 — but Narconon Arrowhead can legally continue its drug rehabilitation program as a halfway house.

    Narconon Arrowhead’s website states it has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities since 1992 and includes drug-free withdrawal spaces and a detox center.

    Contact Adrian O’Hanlon III at

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  16. TorontosRoot Member

    Yeah, accredited my ass they are. The deaths will only keep rising and the fraud continuing unless they're (scientology) shutdown.
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    Michigan Catholic couple appears to open a Scientology drug rehab without a permit

    By Rod Keller, The Underground Bunker, November 11, 2018


    In early October this sign appeared on a property in Birch Run, Michigan. Residents noticed; some began to Google “Narconon” and found it to be associated with Scientology. Township officials became concerned. They had received an application for an alcohol and drug rehab facility in February 2018 and had responded in August with a letter noting some deficiencies in the application. They haven’t heard back since. The application hadn’t mentioned Narconon, now were they opening the rehab facility without getting the proper permits?

    The property at 7273 Birch Run Road was purchased in 2015 by Gregory and Lori Hetzer. There are seven bedrooms in the main house and three more over the four-car garage. Sitting on 10 acres, the estate has two ponds, a beach area, a volleyball court, indoor pool, exercise room, home theater, and four fireplaces. It’s a massive home and “The Castle” seems an appropriate name. The application says they plan to have up to 24 patients at a time in drug or alcohol rehab.

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  21. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's an update from Rod Keller at The Underground Bunker:


    ...the owners of the proposed Narconon Birch Run in Michigan are confusing the neighbors. This week a sign went up announcing “Pierce Cemetery” where the Narconon sign once stood. At the same time they have resubmitted their zoning application to open under the “Foster Care Facility Group Home” permitted use. The cemetery is an old family plot that predates the current owners. If it ever opens, Birch Run will be the only Narconon in the world with its own burial yard. The sign has since been removed.


    Missing from the application is any description of Scientology’s Narconon program, the long-duration saunas, the overdoses of vitamins, the staring for hours, the yelling at ashtrays. This appeal is to the township zoning board which is not responsible for the license required in Michigan to operate a drug rehab. If Birch Run approves the site, the next step will be to apply for a Substance Abuse Program License.

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  22. DeathHamster Member

    At the Elevate Addiction Services - Santa Cruz location, they have three sub-locations. One of them, the largest with 67 resident capacity, 262 GAFFEY ROAD WATSONVILLE (also 80 VISTA VERDE CIRCLE, AND 65 KINGFISHER DRIVE), just dropped off the California license registry and hasn't reappeared under a different name.

    Stuff comes and goes on that registry, so it's too soon to call it dead, but that would be a considerable downsizing of that Narconon if so.
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  23. The Wrong Guy Member

    Jury Awards $11 Million over Death of Scientology Rehab Patient

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, May 7, 2019


    We talked earlier today with Newport Beach attorney H. Gavin Long, who was understandably chuffed about beating Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, after a 12-day trial in Santa Cruz, California.

    “It was great. It felt great for 12 days. From beginning to end it was just a beating,” he says.

    Long represented the family of John Cunningham, a 58-year-old retired Boeing employee in Washington state who had become addicted to Benzodiazepines like Xanax, and had relapsed after several attempts at rehab. But then his sister Jan researched rehabs until she found one in Watsonville, California by the name of “Redwood Cliffs.”

    Not realizing that it was a Scientology Narconon location, John went but needed detoxing. So Redwood Cliffs sent him to a 6-week-old detox facility, Bright Futures Recovery, that had been started by one of the recent graduates of the Redwood Cliff program, who was just 25. Among the drugs they had him quit cold turkey were meds he took for depression.

    Long says the detox facility was “horribly run,” and that it had no idea how to handle a serious case like Cunningham’s. John went to a local ER three times in just five days for withdrawal symptoms.

    Then, on August 22, 2015, the BFR staff left John alone long enough that he was able to hang himself by a belt in his bedroom closet.

    It was only after his death that John’s family realized that they had sent him to a Scientology rehab, which had in turn sent him to such a fly-by-night facility.

    In the trial, Narconon argued that it didn’t refer John, but Long says the jury didn’t buy it.

    In pre-trial discussions, Long had said the family would settle the case for $1 million each from Redwood Cliffs and Bright Futures Recovery. But the rehabs came back with offers of $100,000 and $350,000, respectively.

    Refusing to take those amounts, the Cunningham family went to trial, which rarely happens in these cases. And Long says Scientology tried to make them pay, digging up as much dirt about John Cunningham and his family as they could.

    But in the end, the jury awarded much more than the family had been asking for — $11 million in damages.

    Long points out that the other side had attorneys with five different law firms working for the defense, but he had only himself.

    “We called 21 of the 22 witnesses in the trial, and we had a great judge,” he says.

    Since this lawsuit was filed, Scientology cut ties with its Northern California Narconon network, and the Redwood Cliffs facility has closed. But Narconon is still on the hook for its share of the verdict.

    Wow, an actual trial and a jury award against a Scientology front group. What a result.


    Inside the Mysterious 11 Million Dollar Death of a Scientology Rehab Patient

    John Cunningham entered a Narconon rehab facility spreading the gospel of Scientology. Then he ended up dead.

    By Amy Zimmerman, The Daily Beast, May 9, 2019


    Arecent $11 million jury verdict in California has found an L. Ron Hubbard-inspired rehabilitation center’s “negligence” to be a “substantial factor” in the death of a man who sought treatment at the facility.

    According to legal documents, John Cunningham became a “student” at Narconon Redwood Cliffs in 2015. His sister, Jan Cunningham, came across the facility when she was researching options for her brother online. Jan did not know that Redwood Cliffs was a Narconon facility, fashioned around the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard.

    “When Jan saw Redwood Cliffs’ website — — it was advertised as a very attractive and successful conventional detox and rehab program. The word ‘Narconon’ is buried at the bottom on the page in the copyright sections.” Cunningham, legal docs claim, would never have allowed her brother to become involved with the facility had she known about the Scientology connection.

    While has since been taken down, the Redwood Cliffs facility is still listed on one of Narconon’s websites as “Narconon Redwood Cliffs.” describes the Narconon program as “based on the discoveries and writings of L. Ron Hubbard, the Founder of the Scientology religion,” but insists that, “Narconon is non-religious and a person does not become a Scientologist by doing the program.”

    Scientology whistleblower and journalist Tony Ortega has reported that, “Since this lawsuit was filed, Scientology cut ties with its Northern California Narconon network, and the Redwood Cliffs facility has closed. But Narconon is still on the hook for its share of the verdict.”

    Scientology referred The Daily Beast to Narconon’s spokesperson, who made the claim that “the former Narconon facility that is a defendant in this case is not part of the Narconon network and has not been since 2015,” and argued that there was a vast conspiracy by lawyers against the Narconon network.

    In filings obtained by The Daily Beast, the Cunninghams’ legal team outlined the path that led John Cunningham to Narconon Redwood Cliffs (NRC) and then on to Bright Future Recovery (BFR). In 2010, after injuring his back, Cunningham became addicted to Vicodin, and later to Benzodiazepines. He was “in and out” of rehab facilities, and survived multiple detoxes. “John never tried to harm himself before coming to BFR.”

    Redwood Cliffs’ Mike DiPalma, who was involved with Cunningham’s intake, as well as his supervisor, have since admitted that, “They have no memory of talking to Jan or John about Hubbard or Scientology before John became a ‘student’ of Narconon and arrived in San Jose.”

    “NRC waits until a person pays them thousands of dollars and is committed to becoming a student of NRC, before NRC subtly discloses L. Ron Hubbard,” legal filings allege. “The public (and Cunninghams) are misled to believe that RC is just another conventional detox program when in reality it is a program based on a very controversial cult leader.”

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  24. DeathHamster Member

    UPDATE: City still looking into Narconon Cambridge facility, says ward councillor May 6, 2019, Bill Doucet, Cambridge Times

    Probably under pressure after two strikes in Ontario, they bought/rented a house in Cambridge and opened up a Narconon house. From the surprise of the city and neighbours, they didn't go through any kind of zoning approval. I suspect that will burn them, again, but they're going to be playing the Human Rights Code card against &quot;discrimination&quot; for all it's worth, and with Bumblefuck Doug Ford scrambling the approval process above the municipal level, it could get random.

    Here's their PR:


    George Morfopoulos is the guy in charge of this.

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  25. TorontosRoot Member

    What "experts"? They aren't even experts at all, much less poorly experienced and not licensed to even run a quack unrehab place.
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  28. peterstorm Member

    Sneaky mofos.
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    God, these people are like cockroaches. They just keep coming back.


    April 27, 2012
    Niagara This Week

    Gwen Van Kleef and Pat Felske, with the Niagara chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, told the kids that another drug young people may encounter - Ecstacy - is also no walk in the park. Some people even die from taking a single one of the pills common to rave parties, they said.

    "That's something the drug dealers will never tell you", said Felske. "They'll never tell you the truth."

    Van Kleef had the students stand, raise their right hands and make a pledge to be drug free, and to show their friends that having a drug-free life is more fun.


    The irony of Pat Felske's words are no doubt lost on herself. Such a stupid woman.

    The Morfopoulos family is heavily into Scientology.

    Tell me, how does being a Scientologist qualify anyone to be an authority on drugs and drug rehab?

    That's like saying Astrology is a science and should be taught in universities.

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  32. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientology tries stealthy opening of new drug rehab in Canada and gets stuffed

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, May 23, 2019


    In Ireland, Australia, Maryland, and in Canada, Scientology has tried slip these new Narconon facilities past local officials who only seem to be paying half-attention, until knowledgeable locals realize what’s going on, kick up a fuss, and then a real fight ensues. In Maryland, it’s been going on for years, and while officials there held the line against a planned 20-bed Narconon, a smaller one looks like it’s going to slip through.

    And now, a very fast and stunning battle happened in Cambridge, Ontario, where locals raised a ruckus and got local officials to put a stop to a Narconon that had very quietly set up shop there.

    We’ve been keeping an eye on the action going on at the Facebook group “Canada Against Scientology,” where members were stunned that a Narconon had got up and running so quickly in a neighborhood of Cambridge, which is about 60 miles from Toronto.

    Cambridge Times reporter Bill Doucet noted that locals were unhappy that a Narconon had opened up shop, and they wondered how it had passed through local zoning rules. Doucet indicated that there was some question about that, and it looked like the city council wasn’t really aware of what was going on.

    “I was trying to communicate with Cambridge council but had difficulty as I’m from Guelph,” says Frank Malott, who helps run the Canada Against Scientology page. “So Sue Kameka chimed in and knew what councillors to get ahold of and we left it in her hands. Thanks to Sue we were successful informing Cambridge council.”

    Sue Kameka shot off a letter to her Cambridge councilmember, Nicholas Ermeta, and she got a quick reply:

    Thanks Sue for the update! This is the first I have heard this and I don’t recall it coming to Council. If it met the zoning requirements it may have just gone through staff. I’m going to inquire about this further and do share your concerns!

    Best Regards,


    Yes, that’s reassuring. A dangerous drug treatment facility that’s been killing patients opens up in your city and you don’t even know it’s happening. But then, Sue got a more encouraging response:

    Hi Sue!

    After doing some digging I was provided the following information:

    • Last week it was brought to the attention of city staff that a new treatment facility had started in a residential neighbourhood in the north of Cambridge.

    • We understand the concern expressed by residents, and City Staff immediately started investigating.

    • Staff reviewed the current zoning and permits for the property, and earlier this week visited the site to conduct an inspection.

    • Staff have determined the use could meet the definition of a special care facility which is permitted in any zone, however special care facilities have specific regulations and requirements they need to conform with.

    • These include:

    o Limits on the number of people occupying the property

    o Parking restrictions

    o Provincial and Federal licenses

    o Registration with the registrar of group homes

    • Specifically, City By-law 32-15 provides administration of group homes and requires that a group home must be provincially licensed or funded under a federal or provincial status to meet the requirements.

    • Staff will be advising the property owner that they need to comply with these requirements and the city will require confirmation of the number of residents, that the parking standards can be met, and a federal or provincial license is provided for them to be included on the registry of group homes.

    • The use of the site as the special care facility is not permitted until we have received the required information.

    I’ll see what else I can do.

    Best Regards,


    Now that’s an encouraging difference in tone. And even though Narconon was trying to get through without a zoning change as a “special care facility,” the councilman points out that it would still need provincial permits, and by-law 32-15 gave the city the power to shut it down if it weren’t meeting those requirements, zoning or no zoning.

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  33. DeathHamster Member

    Per Wickstrom's off-brand Narconon gets another slap on the wrist for the same-as-it-ever-was, with an added slap for Coronavirus.

    Great Lakes Rehabilitation Center (aka Best Drug Rehabilitation) picked up another Michigan complaint. Previously, these usually get swept under the rug, no matter how outrageous.

    The folder:

    The complaint:

    All but the first are completely normal for Narconon operations, even off-brand ones like Per's. Yep, it looks like another whitewash. The first three (not two) allegations were substantiated, but "However, at the completion of the complaint investigation, it was determined that the facility had already taken appropriate action addressing the allegations."

    "We promise it won't happen again. again. again. again..."
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  34. TorontosRoot Member

    They lie to the investigators.
  35. peterstorm Member

    Does the NN Freedom Center still exist?
  36. warrior9000 Member

    hi complaining of Narconon in Nepal horrible place beat up students, swear like crazy provoke to bash put in dirty 3 ft by 4 ft cell when inspection or parents come everyone is threatened to say good things or will put in cell. usd 5000 equivalent in 3rd world country. compulsory even if family cannot pay. treat people like prisoners. everyone frustrated many went insane due to bashing. disgusting mouth and graduates are encouraged to do same to new students.

  37. TorontosRoot Member

    Have the authorities managed to investigate or put together a sting operation?

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