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Narconon victim agrees to publish disturbing details of abuse

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On March 15, 2014, a Narconon victim gave written permission to tell his story of horrific human rights abuses while in the care of Scientology's drug rehab, Narconon.

"The abusive treatment by Narconon made me feel suicidal."

“I was refused access to a telephone to speak to my father when I wanted to call him."

This interview went on every day for 14 days. I was severely ill and Narconon wouldn’t allow me to see the local doctor (a normal doctor). They insisted on taking me to the Scientology doctor (at the time, I didn’t know that he was a Scientologist).”

Fearing for his and his parent’s safety, and not being harassed [Fair Game and Dead Agenting], the young, 23 year old, stated:

"If you could keep my name as anonymous that would be appreciated." (…) "It isn't anything to be ashamed of I just think its best they don't know [NAME] but certainly go for it [Tell My Story]"

Examiner, David Love, received a copy of an eight (8) page statement/complaint filed with a Human Rights Commission in Europe on March 13, 2012. The formal complaint details horrific and devastating human rights abuses while in the care of Narconon.

"I suffer from Tourette's syndrome, which causes involuntary movements and, sometimes, involuntary vocal slurs. I underwent many tests and I have now been diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome. The Narconon Case Supervisor told me that my condition was "bullshit" and that I was making it up."

“I would find it EXTREMELY difficult to sit perfectly still for 5 minutes - never mind an hour - as required to do TR0 [Scientology Training Routines]. After this, the staff continued to make me feel worthless by making me do TR0 with other students."

"My parents found Narconon and just assumed it was a valid rehab. They spent 2 days looking through the Internet for the best rehab they could find. In the end, they came across Narconon's web page. Everything which is advertised on the website does not reflect what the rehab is actually like. The website glorifies Narconon and gives the impression that Narconon has an extremely high success rate."

Narconon’s claims about a 75% to 86% success rate are provably bogus. A Carnegie-Mellon University site hosts a report published as the result of investigating these claims and found out that the recidivism rate was 77%, not the 75% or 86% success rate commonly claimed.

"My parents, not knowing the mess they were putting me into and paying for, decided that I should go to Narconon, because it seemed the best and, after all, this was an emergency." (…) "My parents had to re-mortgage their house to afford sending me there."

When asked, "How are you doing now," the young person replied that they still struggle at times, but is holding down a job and doing well overall.

"My parents found Narconon and just assumed it was a valid rehab. They spent 2 days looking through the Internet for the best rehab they could find. In the end, they came across Narconon's web page. Everything which is advertised on the website does not reflect what the rehab is actually like. The website glorifies Narconon and gives the impression that Narconon has an extremely high success rate."

"When my parents visited me, the staff would make out as though everything was fine, and they would put on a false act to please my family. However, everything was not how it seemed."

"Once the curtains were down, so to speak, the place turns into a living nightmare."

"The realization that Narconon is Scientology came after a few months of my being there. However, by that point, it was too late to try to demand any sort of refund, since I had been there 3 months. My parents were scared that the Scientologists would harass them, because they had seen documentaries showing this. My parents feel humiliated that they have been conned by Narconon and now have no money to enjoy their life, because they gave Narconon all the money they had."

"I received inhumane treatment in the form of being denied my right to seek medical treatment from my own physician. Instead, I was taken to see the Narconon Physician, Dr. [REDACTED] -- a Scientologist.

David Love

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