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anti-psychiatry • applied scholastics • association for better living and education (able) (formerly, "social coordination" or soco) • church of scientology international (csi) • citizens commission on human rights (cchr) • clark carr • cost • criminon • david miscavige • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • front groups • heber c. jentzsch • internal revenue service (irs) • international association of scientologists (ias) • lawsuit • narconon (aka scientology drug rehab) • narconon chilocco new life center • narconon international • oklahoma • purification rundown ("purif") • recruitment • schools • sea organization (sea org, so) • spain • the way to happiness (twth)
Reference materials Narconon Exposed: Drug rehab or Scientology front? Protecting the Vulnerable from Narconon/ScientologyNarCONon is Scientology!Narconon International
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Mar 27, 2011
Narconon’s Big Con — The Fix
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Ebner, Walter Armstrong
Source: The Fix
The Scientology-backed rehab promises addicts they can sweat out their demons in sweltering saunas. But critics charge that the organization is the devil itself. L. Ron Hubbard, the prolific science fiction author and founder of the Church of Scientology, may have been judged “a mental case” (according to the F.B.I.) and “a pathological liar” (according to a Los Angeles Supreme Court judge), but to tens of thousands of his eager followers worldwide, the man discovered an approach to recovery that outclasses ...
Oct 21, 2010
Narconon rehab called front for Scientology — Courthouse News Service
Type: Press
Author(s): Tish Kraft
Source: Courthouse News Service
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (CN) — A father claims Narconon International and the Association for Living and Education International are fronts for Scientology, and that he paid them $35,500 for "essentially worthless treatment" for his drug-addicted son. He says the groups run rehab programs "to enrich themselves and to provide a recruit base for the Church of Scientology rather than to provide competent treatment for chemical dependency." David Compton sued the two companies, and Narconon Vista, alleging fraud and breach of contract. ...
Jun 29, 2010
Inquiry hears Scientology cash siphoned overseas — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A parliamentary inquiry has heard claims the Church of Scientology leaves members to fund local charitable activities out of their own pockets, as it siphons donations to church officials overseas. The Senate committee was formed after Independent Senator Nick Xenophon raised concerns about Scientology, and proposed changes to tax law that would require religions to pass a public benefit test in order to be exempt from income tax. The Church of Scientology says the bill is being used as a platform ...
May 27, 2010
The Last Crusade — Inland Empire Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Jackson
Source: Inland Empire Weekly
Scientology’s hardcore critics say getting the church investigated is an uphill battle—and wonder if the religion has friends in high places The rush of cars zooming down Gilman Springs Road reminds Francois Choquette to watch his step on the dirt shoulder of the busy, two-lane highway to his right. A tuft of his brown hair flaps in the wind as he looks back to check traffic. He’s dressed modestly today, no costumes, no masks. Instead, he wears dress pants and a ...
Apr 7, 2010
Scientology rears head in Egypt's bookstores — Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mohamed El Dahshan
Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt)
Books penned by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard are not a common sight in Egypt. Recently, however, Arabic-language translations of the books have begun to appear in Cairo, even bearing the stamp of approval–surprisingly–from Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world. Hubbard's book The Way to Happiness, which claims to be a non-religious work, and, more surprisingly, his Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, which lays some of Scientology's 'scientific' foundations, were made available ...
Mar 27, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Amy Scobee] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Part 3
Mar 12, 2010
Killer's mom may talk — Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)
Type: Press
Author(s): Kathleen Baydala
Source: Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)
The mother of convicted killer George Bell III could give a statement under oath soon for the first time about what she witnessed the night her son beat Heather Spencer to death. The statement would become part of a wrongful death suit filed in 2008 against the Bells as well as the drug treatment program George Bell III attended before the murder. The suit seeks the maximum amount of compensation and punitive damages allowed under Mississippi law. George Bell III killed ...
Dec 29, 2009
Rick Pendery, ethical Scientologist
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 02 Lie to me — BFG Books
Type: Book
Author(s): Marc Headley
Source: BFG Books
Tag(s): Adam HancockAdvanced Organization of Los Angeles (AOLA)Apollo (formerly, "Royal Scot Man"; often misspelled "Royal Scotman", "Royal Scotsman")Apple SchoolsApplied ScholasticsAssociation for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (formerly, "Social Coordination" or SOCO)Basic Study ManualBeck HansenBlown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book)Boris LevitskyBowles & MoxonCarla MoxonChurch of Scientology Celebrity Centre International @ 5930 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesDelphi Schools, Inc.Doctrine of exchangeE-MeterEthics (Scientology)Eve DarlingFort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesHenning HeldtInternational Association of Scientologists (IAS)John PeelerJuliette LewisKeeping Scientology Working (KSW)Kendrick L. MoxonLSDMain Building (old Cedars-Sinai Hospital) @ 4833 Fountain Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesMarc HeadleyMarissa RibisiMartha LevitskyMichael D. RobertsMV Freewinds (formerly, La Bohème)Narconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon Chilocco New Life CenterOperating Thetan (OT)RecruitmentRegistrar (also, to "reg")Rona BowlesSandcastle Motel @ 200 North Osceola Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesSchoolsSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Sky DaytonStacy Moxon-MeyerStatistics (Stats)Stephanie HeadleyStudy technology (Study tech)Timothy BowlesTraining Routines (TRs)Vonni RibisiWeapons
Aug 19, 2009
Rapper Doug E. Fresh finds faith in Scientology — Essence (magazine)
Type: Press
Author(s): Terrance Dean
Source: Essence (magazine)
Visit any neighborhood in the Black community and you're bound to find a church on nearly every city block. When it comes to faith-based communities, African Americans are believed to be one of the most religious and spiritual especially those who practice Christianity, Islam, Catholicism, or Judaism. There are even some Buddhists, thanks in part to iconic celebrity, Tina Turner, who introduced Black folk to the religion in her autobiography, "What's Love Got to Do With It." But, when it comes ...
Jul 6, 2009
Wife sues Narconon, says deception, civil / human rights abuse, intolerant culture exist
Type: Commentary
A lawsuit was filed in Nevada County, CA last week by a woman who paid for rehabilitation help for her then fiance, only to find out that she was repeatedly deceived and the services were dangerous and not as promised. Scientology practices, made Daniel Locatelli subject to verbal attacks, often of an anti gay substance. He was denied medical care when he needed it and the staff kept him and his belongings against his will when he asked to leave. He ...
Apr 29, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 18 Maureen Bolstad's Story IV: Int Base in the 80s
Mar 1, 2009
[Complaint vs Narconon Nevada & Narconon Southern California]
Feb 3, 2009
[ABLE and other Scientology-linked secular fronts]
Type: Account
Author(s): Lawrence H. "Larry" Brennan
I worked on the corporate restructuring in the early 80s that lead to the various “ABLE” groups (Narconon, Applied Scholastics, etc.) falling under the “ABLE” umbrella which in turn was 100% controlled by organized scientology’s Sea Organization under different corporate umbrellas (mostly Church of Scientology International “CSI"). I also handled or oversaw the handling of all their main legal matters around the world as part of the Guardian’s Office for some seven years prior to that. Prior to the “corporate sortout” ...
Feb 1, 2009
21 Søndag: Skattekroner havner i Scientology [Unofficial translation: "Narconon: Tax money ends up in Scientology"] — Danish State Television (Denmark)
Oct 1, 2008
Mission: Investigate! — Sveriges Television (Sweden)
More: Youtube
Sep 21, 2008
Cult fiction: Scientologist church plans blitz of Irish schools under the guise of charity group — Sunday World (Ireland)
Jul 1, 2008
Kahtleen J. Wickstrom v. Per A. Wickstrom, TIA Corporation, Narconon Stone Hawk Rehabilitation Center, Narconon International
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 ...
May 30, 2007
The Rundown on Scientology's Purification Rundown — New York Press
Type: Press
Author(s): John DeSio
Source: New York Press
“I'm not here converting these men and women to Scientology. And I've got to tell you something—I've been a Scientologist 20 years. In Sacramento I, more than any other Scientologist, got new people into Scientology, me personally. I'm very good at converting people, if I want to.” Jim Woodworth is the director of the New York Rescue Workers' Detoxification Project, and he is bristling at the suggestion that his program is an arm of the Church of Scientology. He insists that ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 8, 2006
Scientology groups to pay back $3.5 million; They agree to return `profits' from a Ponzi scheme run by financial advisor Reed Slatkin. — Los Angeles Times (California)
Jul 22, 2006
Controversial Narconon facility to face public hearing Tuesday — Antelope Valley Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Lisa Wahla Howard
Source: Antelope Valley Press
The head of Narconon International says Bouquet Canyon is a great place to open a drug rehab center. But some neighbors strongly disagree, citing state records to back up their opposition. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will have a public hearing Tuesday morning in downtown Los Angeles on plans for the Scientology-based drug rehabilitation program in Leona Valley. Narconon Southern California plans to turn an abandoned boarding school on Bouquet Canyon Road into a rehab center for 66 people, ...
Feb 8, 2006
Scientology - Narconon buys Denham Springs site for $750,000 — The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Type: Press
Source: The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), USA - February 8, 2006 - - Narconon Louisiana-New Life Retreat plans to open a drug rehabilitation center on a 12-acre site in Denham Springs. Narconon paid $750,000 to Claude and Janice Penn Jr. at 35059 Bend Road, according to Livingston Parish Clerk of Court records. The rehabilitation center is expected to open at the beginning of March, said Cathy Davis, a spokeswoman for the center. Narconon is a nonprofit that tries to eliminate drug abuse and addiction through ...
Sep 1, 2005
Tom Cruise, Scientology bash psychiatry; APA fires back — Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Type: Press
Author(s): Amanda Chesworth
Source: Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
“It is irresponsible for Mr. Cruise to use his movie publicity tour to promote his own ideological views and deter people with mental illness from getting the care they need.” —– So states Dr. Steven Sharfstein, president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), in response to recent talk show activities of actor Tom Cruise. Weeks earlier, Cruise had criticized actress Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants for postpartum depression. Cruise believes all psychiatry to be pseudoscience, chemical imbalances to be imaginary, and ...
Jul 1, 2005
Scientology's war on psychiatry — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Katharine Mieszkowski
Source: Salon
The controversial church, whose founder called shrinks "terrorists" and which labels mental illness a fraud, is closer than you think to implanting its extreme beliefs in the nation's laws and schools. It may be easy to dismiss Tom Cruise's recent outbursts against psychiatry as the ravings of an egomaniacal celebrity. Comedians have certainly had a field day with Cruise, a fervent disciple of the Church of Scientology, ever since he scolded Brooke Shields for taking prescribed medication to treat her postpartum ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 30, 2005
Scientology Timeline // Important dates for Scientology — ABC News
Type: Press
Source: ABC News
May 9, 1950: "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" by L. Ron Hubbard is published. June 7, 1951: Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation established in Elizabeth, N.J. May 1952: The Wichita, Kan., Dianetics training center is moved to Phoenix. Hubbard publicly announces the formal establishment of the philosophy of Scientology and the formation of the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International. July 1952: "Scientology: A History of Man" published. February 1954: Church of Scientology founded in Los Angeles. 1956: The church is ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 11, 2005
Public schools will not host Narconon program — Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Type: Press
Author(s): Rosemarie Bernardo
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Question: What ever happened to the Narconon anti-drug prevention program interested in holding presentations at Hawaii's public schools? Answer: State Department of Education officials are not allowing Narconon presentations at public schools. In February, state education officials stopped Narconon's drug prevention and education presentations at public schools on Oahu after Narconon received a negative evaluation by the California Department of Education. The California evaluation "found that the program offered inaccurate and unscientific information and was inconsistent with research-based practices." Based on ...
Feb 25, 2005
DOE to review California - A report criticizes Narconon, which seeks to help isle kids anti-drug program — Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Type: Press
Author(s): Rosemarie Bernardo
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
State Department of Education officials are expected to review a negative evaluation of an anti-drug program that wants to serve Hawaii public school students. Kendyl Ko, educational specialist with the department's Safe and Drug-Free Schools, said he had sent the evaluation on the Narconon Drug Abuse and Prevention Program to Superintendent Patricia Hamamoto and Deputy Superintendent Clayton Fujie. Ko noted that he was concerned about the findings in the evaluation by the California Health Kids Resource Center. He said he was ...
Feb 1, 2005
Addiction specialists criticize detoxification program — Buffalo News
Feb 1, 2005
Anti-drug program coming to Hawaii — Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Type: Press
Author(s): Rosemarie Bernardo
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Hawaii-born movie actor Kelly Preston said a rehabilitation program called Narconon International saved her life after a decade of drug use. A former drug addict introduced Preston – who started experimenting with drugs at age 15 – to the program after she abused marijuana, Quaaludes, Ecstasy and cocaine until her mid-20s. Preston stopped using drugs through the program. "I just got off all of them through this," she said. Through Narconon, Preston wants to help drug users in Hawaii combat their ...
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