Please help us get our son out of this Scientology/ narconon rehabilitation center. This place is a scam and a very dangerous place for anyone.
My son, 19 is an addict who suffers from ADHD and ODD. He finally decided he wanted to get clean and stay clean once and for all. He truly wants to get his life straight after years of battling these diseases.
Of course that was the best news of my life. I went straight to the I-pad and searched desperately to find the best help possible. I called a man in Florida, who is a recruiter for rehabilitation centers ( so I thought). So I have great ins. But a very high deductible so I was told I needed 10 grand. I didn't have that money just sitting there ya know. So guess what, Florida guy told me it was m lucky day, they have scholarships to help people in need. Should have realized then, like my mother always said (nothing is free)!! So they got he insurance info and called back and said its a go. Can you get him on a plane now? Everything fully paid. I spent that day and they next day running around town buying clothes for the cold weather in Michigan and filling the supply list. I had no time to research anything. That's what they want you to do, stay busy and don't read. There is so much bad stuff on the Internet about them.
So my son flies away to Manistee, MI, to a place called "Best Drug Rehabilitation", so I thought. I started looking at the weather there just to see how cold it was compared to what he's used to and to my surprise, I found hell...
I couldn't believe what I as reading about these facility's. Scientology/ Narconon?? I read about deaths, brainwashing, extortion, drug trafficking, human trafficking, insurance fraud, and the list goes on. This is the biggest money making scam. It made me sick and scared because I sent my child here for help and he might die?
I decided right or wrong I just wanted him to come home and get help Elsewhere. I called the intake officer in Manistee and asked that all rehabilitation stop immediately and to give my son his cell phone back so I could talk to him. They refused to let me speak to him or have anyone call me back. Finally someone called me from BattleCreek MI, at Tranquility Detox. What? Who are he's people? Detox? More drugs? He is four hours away from the place I sent him. Still after getting very irate they said he was going through withdrawals so bad he couldn't get out of bed. He needed grubs to take the edge off. If I remove him I wold kill him. I was confused be less than twelve hours before this he was able to fly and even catch a connections flight and had never flown before. How could this be? This particular place assured me they aren't affiliated with the rehab centers I've read about that hey are just contracted by them. They promised me he wold never see anyone from the rehab. That they are behind looked doors and he would be safe. So I relaxed for a split second when I heard his voice say mom I'm okay.
Not good enough for me. I called the attorney generals office, police officers in both counties, and the assured me it was a dangerous program to get him out. I called the county clerks office to find out that all the facilities even Tranquility, the one who isn't affiliated with the rehabs are all owned and their building licenses are in the same name. Well that's all it took. The second lie, why lie about this professional business? I jumped Oma plane and headed to MI! I went to the police dept to protect my self from the thugs I've heard about. So they cold assist me in getting him out.
He won't go!! He refuses to leave with me. He wrote me a letter while standing there. H stated he's happy and finally fits in and they love him and all they want to do is help him. He is heavily medicated and looked completely high when I saw him. The letter was coached because I know my son. I had to leave bc I became irate and distraught. I just can't believe hey have brainwashed him already.
I've tried everything I can to get him. I hire an attorney who has a case against hem already. I found out that hey don't have a license to practice medicine in the facility. Wher did the drugs come from. Who's administering these drugs bc no licensed medical professional can practice in a facility that doesn't have a state license. All the staff they have were once a student themselves, some just months before. There is no one with any type of certifications other than " L. Ron Hubbard's". Videos. YES!, Scientology! Ever time I speak to my son I scream these thing to him before he gets a chance to hang up hoping that something will click when he gets to the treatment facility. The new facility that they're sending him to is Forever Recovery?. I terminated our son from our insurance and they will not get a dime. They still will not let him go. Who's paying and why? Why did they change rehabs?
Now here I sit back at home. What can I do? I want him out! I hope someone knows something I've overlooked. I need help people before my child and others children lose their lives.