Report: #1247384

Complaint Review: Narconon Vista Bay

  • Submitted: Sun, August 09, 2015
  • Updated: Sun, August 09, 2015
  • Reported By: Kathy — Turlock California USA
  • Narconon Vista Bay


Narconon Vista Bay Extreme Caution-This is a Scientology CULT Watsonville, Ca California

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Exercise extreme caution when searching for a rehab facility. In the days and weeks of drug and alcohol recovery, the brain is like a blank slate as it works to regain equilibrium. Narconon knows this and preys on the resulting vulnerability to hijack control of the boundaries, the mind, and the finances of those unfortunate souls trapped in its clutches. Narconon actively employs various brain washing techniques, they keep a written account of all conversations to later manipulate and control perceptions, they allow no contact with friends/family, and hold all against their will to seize Scientology's desired control. Once I realized this place was owned and operated by Scientology, I tried desperately to get out.

I quit even my half hearted participation in their extremely bazaar brainwashing exercises ( "touch the wall, touch the table, lift up the ash tray, put down the ashtray, look into my eyes, etc...), to which they responded by sending ever increasing senior staff to "work" with me. They informed me that I would have to stay a minimum of six months. They say 30 days before arrival, but that is not true. I then proceeded to be vocal and articulate about Narconon's hidden and malicious premise loudly enough for everyone to hear so others would start to object to and question their mind controlling methods. They responded by keeping me separate from the others because I "needed" one on one "guidance". I spent three days vehemently refusing to participate and threatening to sue if they did not let me go.

Fortunately I paid all by myself because had an insurance company or anyone else paid, my release would have been completely dependent upon the discretion of someone else who would only hear about my precipitous situation from this dangerous organization. I told them they can release me safely with my wallet and phone or I will leave unsafely without my things and hire the best malpractice attorney in northern California to tie them up in litigation for a very long time. Once finally released after days of protesting, they released me. However, I had to walk the six miles to town (thankfully I'm in good shape) and was followed on foot and by a car by "counselors ". I successfully got to a hotel, but the car that followed me stayed outside of the hotel for the entire night.

When I got home, I needed to see a skilled therapist to help me overcome the emotional and psychological issues I developed as a result of this frightening experience at Narconon. I was out the $22,000 dollars I paid to this cult plus the cost of counseling to reverse the damage caused by them. How Narconon is allowed to operate in The Land of the Free surpasses all of my understanding. For the sake of your sanity, livelihood, sobriety, and your very life do not go to Narconon rehabilitation organizations. Scientology is even much more wierd, dangerous, cunning, and manipulative than what the media presents. Take care of yourself, getting sober is painfully difficult enough without these crazy people undermining your efforts and your life.

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