“Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” ~ Robert Kennedy ~
The Scientology rehab centers, Narconon, are about to be shaken around the globe by a team of dedicated Anonymous activists. Indeed, many hundreds, perhaps thousands of hours, poured into a comprehensive Narconon success rate survey. This DIRT Survey was posted over on “Reaching For The Tipping Point” many months ago and was linked to many other sites:
The Narconon success rate has been a controversial issue for many years and is once again in recent news media reports and publications, questioning the credibility of their outlandish claims of high success rates. There is simply no independent, verifiable information to be found that can establish these high success rates of the patients who complete the Narconon rehab program.
Unfortunately for Scientology-Narconon, detailed accounts of Ex-Narconon patients from around the globe, are about to be analysed and published on a new website under construction, with credible, professional contributors remarking on the statistics.
In recent months, the controversy over the Narconon treatment program in Canada shows no sign of subsiding and more victims are speaking out concerning the sub-standard, unprofessional treatment and abuses at Narconon treatment centers. Not only in Canada; the United States, Australia, and many other countries are hearing horror stories from these vulnerable and exploited victims. It must be noted that anyone who does speak out against Scientology-Narconon, may face additional harassment as a declared Enemy. Although the Fair Game ‘Enemy” policy was officially cancelled by Hubbard in 1968 because of negative public relations it caused, people who speak out or file complaints against them, are still handled the same way, as still prescribed and in effect by Scientology and their Intelligence Office of Special Affairs (OSA).
This Fair Game Policy states: “May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” This policy has instilled fear in many people, including media, and rings of their illegal practices and harassment. This alone, persuades many victims to keep silent and refrain from exercising their charter rights as they continue to suffer as an exploited victim.
Mr. Brad Melnychuk from ABLE Canada, (a Scientology entity, stated: “Narconon gets a 65% success rate of abstinence even at its worst. In fact, the average is 75%. The more experienced, larger, and well-staffed organizations get 90%. Now, when we’re talking results; we are talking about being drug-free for life…tracking people for two years after they’ve completed the program.” May 2, 2002 – Canada – 37th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION, Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs.
In statements from an August 21, 2005 Press Release, the National Coalition of Human Rights Activists request the United States’ various Federal healthcare oversight departments and State boards of health to investigate Narconon for alleged dangerous and worthless health care practices.
“The United States government has a duty to the citizens to protect them from dangerous or fraudulent health care scams,” said NCHRA President David Rice. “If the apparent facts about Narconon are true, then the US government is grossly failing to meet that duty.”
“I have personally asked NarConon to provide evidence for their claims that their ‘detox’ treatment is both safe and effective; in every instance they have answered with deafening silence.” said Mr. Rice. “All the evidence I have so far been able to accumulate shows Narconon’s treatment is both dangerous and worthless. I would very much like to see evidence otherwise, but Narconon refuses to provide this evidence to me even when I told them I would pay $100 for that evidence.”
James J. Kenney, Ph.D., RD, of the National Council Against Health Fraud who said of the NarConon program “Health professionals who subject troubled people (many with psychiatric illnesses and / or severe emotional problems) to this unproven detoxification program are at best unethical and at worst guilty of health fraud.”
There is clear evidence that the success rate which Narconon uses to lure unsuspecting and vulnerable patients into their program, is misrepresented and far from the real truth. Governments and health authorities are investigating these false claims and Narconon will be held accountable.
The writer commends the Downtown Independent Research Team for their countless hours of labour to initiate and soon complete their statistical analysis of this milestone event of the real truth in the ‘Narconon Success Rate.”
Perhaps the hour of accountability is near.
David Edgar Love