Complaint / review text:
Narconon Vista Bay is a SCIENTOLOGY based program. Their employees that "help" you with your loved one will try to lie about this. Their entire program is based on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard.in addition to that, the exercises they use are nothing short of brainwashing. We were led to this program by Greg Potts with Carpe Diem Interventions out of Long Beach. He will deny being aware of the Scientology aspect. BEWARE THIS IS A LIE!!! He is actually on the videos at the Watsonville facility. Once your loved one checks in you will be assigned a "liason" that will check in regularly with a glowing update on them. These are not true! My family member was horribly ill with a migraine. They refused to provide medication and my loved one suffered. During this time our liaison reported that our family member was "great, always smiling, making friends and happy to be there".in reality our loved one was suffering and not allowed even aspirin or to contact us, due to scientology's opposion on medicine. This facility will ask you for at least $30k up front and tell you that insurance will reimburse 40-80% of that. THIS IS A LIE! Insurance companies will not reimburse the narconon program because they are run by the CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY! When you find out what is happening and want to remove your family member, things get ugly. They will immediately quarantine them and remove all of their study materials. (these are not allowed out of the facility) Then they will take your family member and drop them off, regardless of how long until they can be picked up. There is no one-on-one counseling that they promise you. There are no actual counselors at this facility. They begin the L Ron Hubbard teachings, then begin to try to pursued your family member to stay after their treatment is over. They will offer to get them a house and a job at the facility. Again, THIS IS A RECRUITMENT CENTER FOR SCIENTOLOGY NOT A LEGITIMATE REHAB FACILITY! I hope this will help even one person not have to go through this. We will live with this guilt and betrayal forever.