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Experts challenge claims of Scientology's sweat-it-out treatment for addicts

Title: Experts challenge claims of Scientology's sweat-it-out treatment for addicts
Date: Tuesday, 23 May 2006
Publisher: Edmonton Journal
Author: Charles Rusnell
Main source: canada.com

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EDMONTON - A drug and alcohol treatment program backed by the controversial Church of Scientology is promising addicted Albertans an extraordinary 70-per-cent success rate. The Narconon program is marketed as "100-per-cent natural," and prescribes intensive saunas, exercise and high doses of vitamins to cleanse the body of "radiation, drugs and toxins." Advertisements for the Narconon program have appeared in recent months on Edmonton's CKUA radio and in weekly newspapers throughout the province. Addiction experts and academics in Canada, the United States ... [Read the rest at canada.com]