Per Wickstrom

Narconon: Dumping Penniless Drugs Addicts at Bus Stations

The shocking letter below was posted by RMYcroft at Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker. The letter details a complaint investigation conducted by the State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Essentially, a Narconon Center called Serenity Point Recovery dumped one of its “patients” at a bus station. This person had no money, no identification, and no means to get back home. The intake contract addicts sign at Serenity Point Recovery allows this Narconon-licensed “recovery” center to dump addicts at bus stations or homeless shelters under certain circumstances. Yet, drug addicts are not, by definition, mentally competent to either understand or sign contracts. Drug addicts need treatment because they are not thinking rationally and are making self-destructive life choices. Nevertheless, Serenity Point Recovery makes drugs addicts sign this reprehensible contract.

The letter below shows, once again, how the Church of Scientology and its related front groups use contracts to strip people of their rights. In this particular case, Serenity Point Recovery uses a contract to relieve itself of any legal or moral obligation to ensure the safe return home of any drug addict it expels from treatment.

This contract allows Serenity Point to literally dump a drug addict, a person who is not in a mentally competent condition, penniless into the street — and this after the addict’s family or an insurance company already has paid $30,000 – $40,000 for treatment. The question that needs to be asked of government regulators: Why doesn’t Serenity Point Recovery have a minimum legal obligation to set aside $500 for food and a bus ticket back home for an addict? That would be the humane thing to do to ensure a safe way for the addict to return home.


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Hollywood Reporter: Narconon & Forged Court Orders

Hollywood Reporter: Scientology Anti-Drug Program: Fabricated Court Orders Suggest Attempt to Silence Critics

Nearly a decade after Scientology prompted a high-profile internet protest movement — sparked when the church attempted to remove a damaging YouTube video of member Tom Cruise speaking about the religion — comes the discovery of a new covert campaign to subvert online criticism of the organization’s social work. A series of forged court orders were submitted to Google (and possibly to Yahoo and Bing as well) in 2016 in an attempt to convince the search giant to expunge links to written objections to Scientology’s controversial anti-drug program Narconon. The U.S. Department of Justice declined to comment when asked whether it is investigating the issue, which involves the bogus signatures of judges from multiple states…

The fabricated court orders were brought to THR’s attention by Eugene Volokh, a noted UCLA legal scholar who specializes in free speech and religious freedom law. He discovered them while researching online content removal requests in a digital Harvard archive of takedown legal notices, provided in part by Google.

Murky and unknown agents appear to be doing something illegal once again. This time the allegation is that an unnamed party, or parties, is forging court orders in an attempt to clean up the toxic reputation of Narconon by getting Google and other search engines to deindex search results that are critical of the controversial “drug treatment” program.  David Miscavige is the licensor of Narconon. Has he been made aware of this activity?

This is great investigative work on the part of UCLA’s Dr. Eugene Volokh and excellent reporting by the Hollywood Reporter.

Examples of the Narconon forgeries provided to me by Dr. Volokh: