Friday, April 20, 2012

Inside Narconon's bizarre treatments

Inside Narconon's bizarre treatments David love discusses his strange and painful experiences there. It was like 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest times 10,' he says By CATHERINE SOLYOM, The Gazette April 20, 2012
In October 2009, six months after he had gone from "graduate" of the Narconon program to "Certified Counsellor," David Love began a crusade to have it shut down. He has filed a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission. Photograph by: MARIE-FRANCE COALLIER THE GAZETTE , The Gazette Perhaps the lowest point in David Love's "treatment" for drug addiction at Narconon Trois Rivières was the five-hour sauna on his 25th day of fivehour saunas. Read more:

Scientologist-run rehab centre ordered closed in Quebec

Scientologist-run rehab centre ordered closed in Quebec
At least four clients taken to hospital in recent months
CBC News Posted: Apr 17, 2012 7:02 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 18, 2012 1:32 PM ET

The head of a regional health agency in Quebec said he had no choice but to shut down a Scientology-based rehab centre in Trois-Rivières.

In recent months, he said at least four clients were taken to hospital because of methods used at the centre.

The Narconon Trois-Rivières is one of dozens of similar centres in the U.S. and around the world where the detox treatment is inspired by the teachings of Scientology.

Mauricie regional health agency director Marc Latour said Narconon Trois-Rivières advertised an 80 per cent success rate and charged $25,000 for its program.

Latour said the centre was dangerous for patients and violated many of the criteria regulating Quebec's rehab centres.

He said there was no medical supervision and no scientific basis to the treatment.

Latour said patients went cold turkey, then underwent lengthy sauna detox sessions designed to sweat out drugs and took an unhealthy amount of vitamins.