Complaint / review text:
I could write pages and pages on the atrocities of this place. They are only interested in your money, and I mean thousands of dollars. We sent our son there in 2005 after doing much research (but not near enough) on various rehabilitation centers. They made great promises about their wonderful treatment program. After reading some information about them, I was concerned that they were connected with Scientology. They denied having anything to do with Scientology, which is a lie. There spokesperson used to be Actress Kirstie Alley, a known Scientologist. They give their incoming patients a book to read written by Ron Hubbard. Besides the cult situation, they use many unethical treatment methods such as training routines (TRs), where my son had to sit for two hours at a time with people either staring at him from the front or yelling at him from behind. He couldn't move, flinch, blink, etc. Before the two hours were up, he was told he flinched, got a 15 minute break, and then had to sit for two more hours. He did this up to eight hours a day. When he began questioning the fraudulent nature of the program, he was kicked out and taken to a remote motel. I received the call at 10:00 P.M. And they said they were kicking him out. They gave me a false name of the motel and refused to give me the phone number. It took me until midnight to find out where he was. He was 19, up in Michigan somewhere, and we were in Kentucky. Our son said he didn't care if he lived or died and threatened suicide. This is just scratching the surface of what we dealt with while he was there. We lost all our money and our son still needed help. Please do not use this facility. I agree with the other reports that call this place a scam, dishonest, repulsive, a cult, etc. Etc. Etc. It is this and more. Please do not send a loved one to any of the Narconon facilities. I wish I had seen a report like this before using this facility.