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Reference materials Deceitful study used in promoting Scientology's detoxification programDetoxAmerican Detoxification FoundationNew York Rescue Workers Detoxification ProgramOrange County Detox, Inc.
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Nov 30, 2009
Meth cops in paradox in Utah — Salt Lake Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Carlisle
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Utah County sheriff's Lt. Dennis Harris may be the best example of the divide between science, the law and police who say methamphetamine sickened them. Harris spent the past month undergoing a treatment purporting to alleviate symptoms of meth exposure. In the midst of Harris' 30-day effort to sweat out poisons, an administrative judge dismissed his worker compensation claim for lack of evidence. "Physically I feel a lot better," said Harris, 54, whose treatment ended Nov. 19. "Mentally, I feel fantastic." ...
Oct 23, 2009
Nighline: How Scientology attracts celebrities — ABC News
Apr 13, 2009
Neighbors protest plans to expand Suncoast Rehabilitation Center in Spring Hill — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Barbara Behrendt
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
SPRING HILL — Jeanine Bender stood at the corner of her Cessna Drive property one day last week shaking her head as yet another vehicle came up the driveway next door. On the adjacent property, heavy equipment was parked, and workers were putting up a large wood-panel fence. Trees that once separated Bender and her husband, Frank Weiss, from the buildings in the distance were gone. Now she has a clear view of the residential treatment center in her neighborhood and ...
Apr 5, 2009
More state funds quietly budgeted to help cops sweat to health — Salt Lake Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Carlisle, Robert Gehrke
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Legislature continued funding a Scientology-based treatment for police officers exposed to methamphetamine, despite a state-funded study that was unable to find a connection between the drug and officers' illnesses. As lawmakers were slashing funds for other state programs, they sidestepped public debate and appropriated $100,000 – enough cash for about 20 police officers to undergo the regimen of exercise, sauna time and large doses of antioxidants. The funding was added by Senate Republicans in the waning days of the ...
Mar 3, 2009
Ditching the Detox — The Scotsman (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Fiona MacGregor
Source: The Scotsman (UK)
THERE are some of us who fear that if all the toxins were removed from our body, there'd be very little body left. And before anyone starts with accusations of exaggeration, they should take a look at recent images of Katie Holmes, allegedly toxin-free but not looking good on it. The actress's painfully gaunt and unhealthy appearance, as she reputedly approaches the end of a punishing detox regime, would be enough to make anyone reach for a large Irish coffee to ...
Jan 3, 2009
Bahamas using 2 experts for Travolta son autopsy — Associated Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Chris Gillette
Source: Associated Press
Bahamas Using 2 Experts for Travolta Son Autopsy Bahamas' health minister requests 2 pathologists to oversee autopsy on John Travolta's son By CHRIS GILLETTE Associated Press Writer FREEPORT, Bahamas January 3, 2009 (AP) The Bahamas will use two pathologists to ensure a careful autopsy on John Travolta's son, who died at the actor's vacation home in Grand Bahama, the territory's health minister said Saturday. Dr. Hubert Minnis told The Associated Press that he decided to use a second specialist to guarantee ...
Jan 3, 2009
Don't blame death on rare childhood illness, say docs — NY Daily News (New York)
Jan 2, 2009
John Travolta’s 16-year-old son dies / Jett Travolta hit his head in a bathtub Friday morning, says spokesperson — Associated Press
Dec 17, 2008
Will Smith Gives $1.3 Million to Charities — FOX News
Type: Press
Author(s): Roger Friedman
Source: FOX News
Just-released tax returns for movie star Will Smith’s charitable foundation show he and wife, Jada, gave $1.3 million in donations last year to a variety of religious, civic and arts groups. Smith’s biggest single contribution was, as usual, Yesha Ministries of Philadelphia. He gave the born-again Christian based organization run by Reverend James Robinson a whopping $250,000. That’s a hefty raise from the $140,000 he gave them the previous year. Another $200,000 went to a Christian ministry outside Los Angeles called ...
Sep 30, 2008
Questions raised over Narconon lease on historic building — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Samantha Donovan
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The Mental Health Council of Australia has strongly criticised Victoria's national parks authority for leasing a historic public building rent free to a drug treatment service connected to Scientology. The council's chief executive says a group with secret treatment methods should not be able to use a public asset at a time when Australia is desperate for community treatment centres. But Narcanon, which follows the precepts of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard, says it is just as entitled to lease O'Shannassy ...
Jul 21, 2008
Rehab center carries low success rate — KRQE
More: transcript
Type: TV
Author(s): Michael Herzenberg
Source: KRQE
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque rehabilitation program doesn't have nearly as good a success rate as organizers claim, a News 13 investigation finds. The Second Chance program, developed by the founder of Scientology, uses saunas to sweat out toxins and other techniques to try to get people off drugs and alcohol. Judges have sent more than 90 convicts to the facility near the Double Eagle II airport on Albuquerque's West Mesa since it opened in September 2006. The federal government and ...
May 25, 2008
Dr. David S. Touretzky, Mark Ebner interview on Glosslip — Glosslip
Type: Radio
Author(s): Dawn Olsen
Source: Glosslip
Scientology expert and outspoken critic Dave Touretzky will be joining Glosslip to discuss his knowledge of LRH's controversial "Study Tech" and the drug addiction program Narconon. The second hour we'll be talking to best-selling author and Scientology critic Mark Ebner of the popular website Hollywood Interrupted. Ebner has written countless articles on the CoS and has been victimized by the CoS.
May 17, 2008
THE POLICE: Many blame health problems on years of busting meth labs — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jose Arballo Jr.
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
OREM, UTAH - Officer Terry Sparks says he feels like he was beaten with a sledgehammer. The pounding headache was bad enough, but the surging nausea made it almost unbearable. He gathered his energy and once again entered the nondescript clinic in this rural community south of Salt Lake City. The side effects of his treatment there are a price he is willing to pay to purge his body of toxins he believes have built up in his system after years ...
May 1, 2008
Scientology and the state: Narconon’s influence in the prison system
Type: Research
Author(s): Drew Tewksbury
Abstract: Scientology has never been a stranger to controversy and now an alternative prison rehabilitation center based on Scientology drug treatment stirs concern with medical experts. The Second Chance Center is a small facility outside Albuquerque, N.M., which uses the Scientology-based drug treatment program called Narconon. It is the first prison-based rehabilitation center in America that was designed specifically to foster the Narconon system, and its founders hope that it will be the model for more centers around the country. The ...
Apr 19, 2008
Future of rehab center unknown — Battle Creek Enquirer
More: rickross.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Elizabeth Huff
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer
Narconon Stone Hawk's drug rehabilitation clients at the Pennfield Township inpatient treatment facility will be relocated by May. The center's approximately 75 patients will be moved to Albion's Narconon Stone Hawk East facility, President Per Wickstrom and Executive Director Eric Tenorio said. Narconon Stone Hawk is a private-pay drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Clients shell out about $29,000 for typically three to six months' worth of treatment. Treatment includes classroom lessons, a vitamin regime, exercise and two to three weeks' detoxification ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 22, 2008
Funding sought for meth cops' health regimen — Salt Lake Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Carlisle
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Funding sought for meth cops' health regimen Detoxification program is touted by officers, but legislator is asking for scientific proof it works By Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune Article Last Updated: 02/22/2008 01:48:36 AM MST Retired police officer for the Utah Department of Public... (Steve Griffin/Tribune file photo ) A proposal before lawmakers would allocate $440,000 for police officers exposed to methamphetamine labs to undergo a regimen designed to excrete poisons. The regimen has roots in Scientology and officers who ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 6, 2008
Second Chance seeks state funding (video) — KRQE
Jan 20, 2008
Scientologists enlist police to push antidrugs drive in school — The Times (UK)
Jan 18, 2008
EPA a bunch of liars says Tom Cruise — eCanadaNow.com
Jan 18, 2008
Tom in Ground Zero tantrum — New York Post
Nov 21, 2007
Utah Foots the bill for ailing cops' controversial Scientology-based detox treatment — FOX News
Type: Press
Author(s): Sara Bonisteel
Source: FOX News
[Picture / Caption: Nov. 7: Ailing meth cops sweat it out at an Orem, Utah, clinic.] A controversial Church of Scientology treatment used on World Trade Center emergency responders is being used in Utah to "detoxify" cops who raided methamphetamine labs in the 1980s and 1990s. The Utah Meth Cops Project is treating around a dozen former and current police officers at taxpayers' expense, using a regime devised by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard at a Bio-Cleansing Centers of America facility ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 8, 2007
Meth cops swear they can sweat off toxins — Salt Lake Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Carlisle, Lisa Rosetta
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Meth cops swear they can sweat off toxics Utah officers undergo treatment at taxpayers expense; experts leery Salt Lake Tribune/November 8, 2007 By Nate Carlisle and Lisa Rosetta Orem – The first time Kelly Call stood beside a methamphetamine lab, he felt a burning in his lungs and eyes. He was exposed to dozens of labs over the years and has had short-term memory loss, shortness of breath and trouble sleeping. But he recently began to feel better, and he credits ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 8, 2007
Officer Detox — Daily Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Pyrah
Source: Daily Herald
[Picture / Caption: CRAIG DILGER/Daily Herald Kelly Call (L) and Al Acosta (R) joke together while sitting in the sauna for detoxification. Both men were repeatedly exposed to the toxic chemicals used in meth-amphetamine labs while working for the Department of Public Safety. Acosta says that he has noticed a marked improvement in his health and his moods in the 22 days that he has been in the program. "If my humor is coming back thats a good thing," says Acosta. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 7, 2007
Clinic's results make 9/11 responders believe — Philadelphia Inquirer
Type: Press
Author(s): Art Carey
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Critics aside, they say Scientology's detox center cures ills. By Art Carey Inquirer Staff Writer Within days of beginning treatment, Mike Wire noticed changes. His pain eased. His mood brightened. His sense of smell returned, sharper than ever. A retired millwright from Bucks County, Wire, 60, is among thousands of rescue workers, firefighters and police officers who developed an array of serious ailments after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Wire spent 21/2 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 5, 2007
'I wished I had never gone there' — Philadelphia Inquirer
More: philly.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Art Carey
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
On 9/11, Bobby Morrill got a call from his cousin Bobby Stewart, project manager for a construction company, inviting him to come to Manhattan to help clean up the mess. Morrill, who lives in Newark, was there the next day. He worked for 36 hours nonstop, directing fellow ironworkers as they began untangling the mound of twisted steel beams and girders. That first night, Morrill slept under a table in Battery Park. He wound up spending 10 weeks at Ground Zero, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 5, 2007
A skeptic, she's willing to give it a try — Philadelphia Inquirer
More: philly.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Art Carey
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Picture: "Lisa Gengo exercises before going into the dry sauna on the 23d day of her program. The exercise speeds niacin into circulation. Gengo had worked near Ground Zero."] Among medical professionals calling for further research into what's going on at the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, Lisa Gengo is unique. Since July, Gengo has been visiting the clinic once a week and she plans to go through the detox program herself. "I'm using myself as a guinea pig," she ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 5, 2007
A sprite who was sapped of spirit — Philadelphia Inquirer
More: philly.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Art Carey
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Because she lived only a block from Ground Zero, Jodi Bettis wasn't allowed to return to her apartment until the end of October, about six weeks after 9/11. On her window ledge, she found six inches of dust and soot, embedded with grim souvenirs of people who had worked in the Twin Towers - an earring, the scrap of a photograph, popcorn. Her apartment assaulted her with a variety of smells - all of them repellent. "It smelled like heavy dust," ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 5, 2007
Detox program — Philadelphia Inquirer
More: philly.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Art Carey
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
[Picture / Caption: Joe O'Sullivan, 42, of Queens, and his wife Helena, 33, talk with Jim Woodworth (right), the detox project's president, during a consultation. Joe O'Sullivan's has had health problems since 9/11. The framed towel had been used by patient Tom Bulger.] It's become something of a medical mystery: This detox program shouldn't work, but it seems to. Nobody - from convention doctors to the patients - can explain why, but those suffering severe symptoms after exposure to debris kicked ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 5, 2007
Patient No. 1, and a towel stained purple — Philadelphia Inquirer
More: philly.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Art Carey
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
[Picture: "Tom Bulger on the roof of Stuyvesant High School in New York. To the left of his shoulder is the rebuilt 7 World Trade Center building (the tallest glass building in the background). Bulger was the first person through the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, a Manhattan clinic that follows a protocol pioneered by L. Ron Hubbard, controversial (and late) founder of the Church of Scientology."] Tom Bulger heard the sound of a jet flying low, gunning its engines. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 20, 2007
Deceitful study used in promoting Scientology's detoxification program
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