- Report: #560135
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Narconon Freedom Center
Narconon Freedom Center809 W Erie St, Albion, MI 49224 Albion, Michigan United States of America
Narconon Freedom Center Eric Tenorio, Exe. Director (Scientologist) Drug Treatment Center is a fraud. It happens at every Narconon facility and another family loses $ and their son suffers abuses. Albion, Michigan
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Executive director
*Author of original report: I knew him
*Author of original report: Eric Tenioro. Ex Director Narconon
*General Comment: hello!
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Get the facts straight
Before I flew down to help be involved in the family Intervention I checked their website quickly and it sounded good. (No mention of L Ron Hubbard's technique's nor methodologies used and their success rate sounded a little over done 70%.) They said $25,000 for 3 usually 4-6 months and painted a rosey picture of what the place was like.
Before Thanksgiving we could not get a hold of him and finally went by his home and I had to break a window to find him on the floor paralyzed and probably had been there approx. 3 days. He was close to death and we had him hospitalized. All the time telling the Intervention people and Narconon what his condition was. The Interventionist came out anyway and my brother was paralyzed on one side from use of inhalants- Nitrous Oxide. The Interventionist was very worried about my brother being ready for a flight or move and called Nick at Narconon. His words exactly were "Get him here anyway you can". We were told they had medical Detox and the facilities to treat & handle him and get him Physical Therapy. My brother was very alert and oriented and after the Intervention agreed to go. They ripped the catheter out and put him in a wheel chair and let him have a cigarette and then off they went for a grueling flight.
We found out before flying he lost control of his bowels and the Interventionist had to clean him up with my brother in a wheel chair and paralyzed. This was just the first of the demoralizing things he had to go through. Narconon decided to go and pick him up at Chicago and he was left sitting alone, not knowing where he was waiting in a wheelchair with no money all alone.
He got to Narconon Freedom Center in Albion Nov. 30 and on Dec. 1st they sent him to an Emergency Hospital in MI. They knew he had no health insurance and they did not tell us of any of this. He was there 1 day when they sent him to yet another hospital for 5 days. Whatever he signed was during extreme duress as he didn't know where he was or where he was supposed to be. We have know found out he incurred $14,000 worth of medical bills on top of $20,000 for the treatment with Medical Detox he was supposed to have and $3,000 + for my mom and I to fly out to get him and take him to a real treatment center and $20,000 for the new treatment center. (Most people aren't as lucky as my brother that our parents could afford at that moment to do this. I hear most are dumped into the streets or run from the facility)
So Narconon takes him back in treatment Dec. 7th and we hear no word on how he is walking (now with a walker, no thanks to Narconon)or how he is. He calls his father Dec. 23 and is very upset and says he is not given anything for his nerve pain, being made to sit in a sauna with lots of Niacin (which can damage his already damaged kidneys) and made to sit for hours doing L Ron's Scientology auditing or Training Routines staring, talking to a box of rocks and being yelled at and verbally abused (bull-baiting). My dad is very upset and calls me and then I start doing a bit of research. I was horrified by what I found out. There were so many complaints that sounded just like ours! So many horror stories about lost loved ones. We then tried to reach him and they would not let us talk to him. Until I threatened them they finally put him on the phone and I was crying that we would come and get him. They then brow beat him and asked him if he still believed in the program and he had to say yes so they wouldn't punish him. Everyone narcs on everyone and you can't trust anyone there. He tried to help other younger kids and a few left and he got in trouble for them leaving asking him what he said to them. He couldn't say anything against L Ron for fear of being put in the box. (Sauna)
We finally walked into the center on Jan. 13th 2010 and he found out through another phone call to a friend (they blocked our numbers so he couldn't call us) and as soon as we pulled up he was standing by the window waving. We blew him out of there and everyone was giving us the evil eye as they had no idea we were coming. They wanted us to sign something and I told him don't sign sh__. I guess I'm a SP now. Even their ridiculous language is upsetting. If we had know at all this was L Ron's shop we would have run the other way. Now comes the fun part... going after them with everything I've got. I don't want this to happen to another vulnerable family. I have nothing against what they want to do for religion or fun, but if you're so proud of all of this why don't you be honest. Why own 250 domain names? Why own Drug Referral 800 Lines (Recruitment!) Why all the Sham Companies instead of saying were proud members of the COS? You wanted to be a religion, now that won't get you into society so you had to be a social service company, ABLE. We all know L Ron only believed in one way...Scientology and Dianetics. So it is all the same just the few words changed here and there.
My brother is in a REAL treatment center with the twelve step program now in CA and I pray he can get over the hell they put him through. It will take all of our family a long time to get over this during the most stressful time in our lives. Please get the word out and keep fighting the fight... save a family and hopefully someone's loved one who needs real drug or alcohol treatment.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/26/2010 02:24 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Narconon-Freedom-Center/Albion-Michigan-49224/Narconon-Freedom-Center-Eric-Tenorio-Exe-Director-Scientologist-Drug-Treatment-Center-560135. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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