Friday, April 20, 2012

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.

1 comment:

Nimfa Collins said...

Psychological dependency is addressed in many rehab centers by attempting to teach the patient new methods of interacting in a drug-free environment.