According to the Narconon International website, John Travolta has long been a member of the Narconon International Advisory Board, and he considers the controversial Scientology rehab, Narconon, to be the best drug treatment in the world. Tom Cruise is another advocate who promotes this strange treatment to the multitudes, and he also rants against psychiatry and pharmaceutical companies — Scientology’s number one enemy.
L. Ron Hubbard is infamous for his paranoid attack quotes:
“4. We know more about psychiatry than psychiatrists. We can brainwash faster than the Russians (20 secs to total amnesia against three years to slightly confused loyalty).
“5. We can undo whatever psychiatrists do, even the tougher grade from away back. We therefore can undo a brainwash in 25 to 75 hours.” — Technical Bulletin of 22 July 1956.
“It is not entirely just to say that psychiatrists and psychologists have no technology. True, they can cure nothing and cannot change anyone for better or worse and as a result have to kill ‘difficult patients’ but they do have one piece of technology.
“This is concerned with winning arguments.
“Anyone who disagrees with their planned totalitarian rule is pronounced ‘insane’. He is seized quietly, conveyed to a prison, tortured and usually permanently injured or killed.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 16 June 1969.
“In this druggie culture in which we live, it [the ‘End of Endless Drug Rundowns’] is a very timely discovery because we can undo the mind-crippling effects of drugs (psychiatrists’ gift to Mankind) with great ease, and with complete rehabilitation of the individual in a few intensives of auditing.” — Ron Hubbard, 19 Dec. 1978.
When one reviews Hubbard’s hate campaign against the medical profession, it becomes obvious that the Narconon Scientology drug rehab program can be a deadly place to send a loved one, especially when a patient is on lifesaving medications or needs other medications that help a person cope and survive.
As can be seen below, Hubbard commands his troops to a life of deceit and outright lies.
“THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.” — L. Ron Hubbard, June 1952.
Following several deaths at Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma, NBC’s Rock Center aired a Narconon exposé on Thurs. Aug. 16, 2012. The program’s online article includes quotes from Tom Cruise and John Travolta:
“’We are the authorities on getting people off drugs,’ Cruise said in a video about Scientology released on the Internet.”
“John Travolta hosted a fundraiser for Narconon’s Hawaii location in 2007.”
After the NBC broadcast, several TV, radio, and print media sent investigative reporters to dig into this somewhat secret society and to examine Scientology’s drug treatment methods.
The CEO of Narconon Arrowhead, Gary Smith, recently released an open letter to the media and the public. Mr. Smith states: “Following are some of the important facts that have been ignored by some of the recent reporting that the public has a right to know.”
I could not agree more with Gary Smith, and I suggest that the public needs to know the whole truth and nothing but the truth — as follows:
Statement by Gary Smith: “Narconon is a non-religious program, meaning it does not require a client to make any religious choices.”
Rebuttal: Narconon is, in fact, 100% Scientology training routines and auditing sessions, as defined, governed, administered and directed by the Church of Scientology hierarchy. Narconon patients thus have absolutely no choice whatsoever while enrolled in this Scientology rehab program. If a patient does not believe in each step and does not abide by the staff’s commands to complete each task as prescribed, the patient is threatened with the ominous consequences of non-compliance.
In a recent deposition for a lawsuit against Narconon, Professor Stephen Kent, who examined all eight Narconon Course Books, stated under oath: “There is nothing in the Narconon books that is not 100% Scientology.”
Statement by Gary Smith: “…all of the materials pertaining to the Narconon recovery program have been completely secularized and contain no religious philosophy.”
Rebuttal: The only secular aspect of Narconon is its expansion into the secular world, which means increasing the “raw meat” in the shop and getting more persons to do Scientology Light Objectives, auditing, and other training routines.
Statement by Gary Smith: “Narconon Arrowhead is certified to offer non-medical detox services by the ODMHSAS…” (Oklahoma Department of Mental Health)
Rebuttal: What Mr. Smith states above is correct in the sense that the state has certified the non-medical detox, but this ONLY applies to the withdrawal portion of the Narconon program, which lasts approximately 3-10 days out of the entire 3-6 month program. David Love has reviewed documents and interviewed several people about this certification and identified the following two important issues:
1 – Upon arrival, patients are routed for blood tests to measure various factors, including liver enzyme counts. A high count would be a contraindication for the “drug-bomb” vitamin regime involving high doses of niacin, which is toxic to persons with any liver disease or liver abnormalities. Although it can take 4 or 5 days to obtain the results of these blood tests, patients receive the vitamin treatment immediately on the first day — a potentially dangerous practice.
2 – Many patients are lured into Narconon by alleged fraud and misrepresentation of Narconon’s success rate. Therefore, patients are intentionally misled by expressed or implied untruths, and their right to choose a legitimate treatment is impeded. Moreover, patients are forced to sign a treatment/admission contract at a time when they obviously do not have the legal capacity to form intent.
Further investigation reveals important contradictions by Narconon executives. One of the drastic practices of the Church of Scientology is its “disconnection policy,” which is also applied at Narconon. This policy tears families apart by coercing a patient or staff member to disconnect from a spouse, child, father, mother, or anyone who could be a “Suppressive Person” (a person who speaks against Scientology).
On July 13, 2010, the Executive Director of Narconon Trois-Rivières, Marc Bernard, told a journalist: “We all have moments of oppression in our life and we can be distracted by oppression. This is when negative things happen to us and this is why the method encourages ‘disconnection.’”
On April 9, 2012, CBC News investigative reporter Kathy Tomlinson summarized an interview she conducted with the Director of Legal Affairs of Narconon Trois-Rivières: “He said he is a Scientologist and that Narconon uses the teachings of Scientology in its program. Ahern said he doesn’t track what happens to most people after they leave the Trois-Rivières program, however, he said he only knows of three people who converted to Scientology.”
Since the Quebec Government shut down André Ahern’s cherished 100-bed Narconon in Canada last April, this point may be moot, but if the patients are not tracked, how does Narconon calculate the patient success rate?
Perhaps Mr. Ahern only knows of three patients who joined the Church of Scientology as members, but a high percentage of patients are recruited onto Narconon’s staff at the center or join as Field Staff Members who operate fake referral websites and receive up to $3,000 for each patient they send to Narconon.
Tom Cruise and John Travolta might want to take another look at their sinking Narconon ship before it disappears completely and leaves the successful actors grasping onto a handful of lies that the media are uncovering and that citizens in North America are standing tall and speaking out against.
The stigma of addiction is dissipating and people should not be defined as addicts or alcoholics. These are human beings with an illness that is just like any other, and they must be treated as equally as persons with other serious diseases or illnesses. I suggest that, if cancer or Parkinson’s patients were dying in circumstances similar to those at Narconon Arrowhead (3 in the past 9 months), the government and health agencies would not be in slow motion over the deaths.
Thankfully, many government and health agencies and the police are investigating the recent deaths at Narconon Arrowhead, and truth and justice shall prevail.
David Edgar Love