Narconon

Scientology falsely claims that front group Narconon is not part of Scientology.

Narconon in the News

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January 12, 2007 Labour Given Thousands By Scientology Charity The Labour Party received thousands of pounds from an offshoot of Scientology, the Evening Standard reveals today. The decision to accept money from a charity linked to the controversial cult was taken at the highest level by members of the National Executive Committee. They allowed the charity, the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), to take a stall at the party's annual conference in Manchester. Criminon, England, Narconon, Press
January 7, 2007 Drugs Charity is Front for 'Dangerous' Organisation Devotees of the Church of Scientology have gained access to thousands of British children through a charity that visits schools to lecture on the dangers of drugs. A Sunday Times investigation has found that Marlborough College is one of more than 500 schools across Britain where the charity has taught. Critics of the charity, Narconon, say it is a front to promote the teaching of Scientology - the controversial "religion" founded by L Ron Hubbard, the science fiction writer. Schools contacted last week said they knew nothing about the charity's links with Scientology. London, Narconon, Press
January 4, 2006 Proposed Drug Rehab Facility Causes Stir The Church of Scientology is being sued by a former member who says the organization has failed to refund him $68,764. Howard Mintz says in his lawsuit that he had placed the money on account with the church so he could receive "auditing services." Auditing is a Scientology counseling process that can cost as much as $800 per hour. Los Angeles, Narconon, Press
November 15, 2005 Alarm In Prisons At Scientology Drug Cures Aimed At Inmates The Prison Service has warned that activists linked to the Church of Scientology are targeting offenders in British jails with unauthorised anti-drug and education programmes. Narconon, the drug detox and rehab programme developed by Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard, and Criminon, his drugs education and rehab programme, are both being offered to prisoners through correspondence courses. Though officials frown on the programmes, they are unable to stop the practice because they cannot justify tampering with inmates' mail in these circumstances. Criminon, Narconon, Press, UK
November 15, 2005 Guardian: Alarm in Prisons at Scientology Drug Cures Aimed at Inmates The Prison Service has warned that activists linked to the Church of Scientology are targeting offenders in British jails with unauthorised anti-drug and education programmes. Narconon, the drug detox and rehab programme developed by Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard, and Criminon, his drugs education and rehab programme, are both being offered to prisoners through correspondence courses. Officials frown on the programmes but can't stop them. Narconon, Press
October 2, 2004 Church's Drug Program Flunks S.F. Test A free anti-drug program that teaches children concepts from the Church of Scientology earned a failing grade Friday from public health officials who were asked by San Francisco school administrators to evaluate it. The program, Narconon Drug Prevention & Education, "often exemplifies the outdated, non-evidence-based and sometimes factually inaccurate approach, which has not served students well for decades," concluded Steve Heilig, director of health and education for the San Francisco Medical Society. front groups, Narconon, Press, San Francisco, CA, Stealth Scientology
August 25, 2004 San Francisco Chronicle: Narconon Banned from S.F. Schools Narconon, an anti-drug program with ties to the Church of Scientology will be barred from San Francisco classrooms because of concerns about its scientific accuracy, city schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman said Tuesday. Narconon, Press, San Francisco, CA
June 10, 2004 San Francisco Chronicle: Narconon Put on Notice by Schools A popular anti-drug program with ties to the Church of Scientology will be ousted after 13 years in the San Francisco schools unless it agrees to stop teaching what the district calls inaccurate and misleading information, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman said Wednesday. Narconon, Press, San Francisco, CA
June 9, 2004 San Francisco Chronicle: Scientology Link to Public Schools As early as the third grade, students in S.F. and elsewhere are subtly introduced to church's concepts via anti-drug teachings. Narconon, Press, San Francisco, CA
March 18, 2004 Scientology-link group is banned A drug counselling group linked to the controversial Church of Scientology has been banned from Edinburgh University's student union. The organisation called Narconon put up posters about its services on Edinburgh Student Association (EUSA) notice boards without permission. Narconon, Press

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April 1, 1998 Swedish, Church, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden, voice-over saying: The Swedish media report that the Church of Scientology has been distributing a promotional video including footage of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, with a voice-over saying: "Even His Highness King Carl Gustaf has realized that Sweden has a solution for drug abuse. It is called Narconon." Sweden is presented by Scientology as a country with many drug addicts and the highest rate of theft in the world. The footage turns out to be a decade old, and a spokeswoman for the Court states: "The Royal Couple does not support this organization in any way. We have made contact with Scientology and demanded that the segment with the Royal Couple be edited out." Narconon
June 7, 1995 Five Indian, Chilocco, Oklahoma, Narconon, Bureau, Indian Affairs. Narconon, 25-year, Chilocco site. $16, time;, Narconon, 75, 1 Five Indian tribes in Chilocco, Oklahoma do not want to deal with Narconon any longer but have decided to leave this business to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Narconon has a 25-year lease for the Chilocco site. The tribes had expected to receive a total of $16 million for this time; but Narconon has only 75 instead of the 1,000 expected beds, therefore the payments have been much lower. The tribes have received about $10,000 a year. [Footnote: the legal bills incurred in the long period of litigation with Narconon probably swallowed up this modest sum several times over.] Narconon
February 19, 1995 22-year-old Paride Ella, Narconon program 22-year-old Paride Ella dies of kidney failure after less than two weeks on the Narconon program. Narconon
February 9, 1995 26-year-old Giuseppe Tomba, Narconon, Tessa. Within, weeks, failure 26-year-old Giuseppe Tomba begins the Narconon treatment program in Tessa. Within three weeks, he will be dead of heart failure. Narconon
February 7, 1995 22-year-old Paride Ella, Narconon, Tessa. Within, weeks, dead 22-year-old Paride Ella begins the Narconon treatment program in Tessa. Within two weeks, he will be dead. Narconon
September 14, 1990 Scientologist Pius Keel, suicide Scientologist Pius Keel commits suicide: "after less than two months at Narconon, Pius packed his bags and threw himself under a train." Narconon
September 13, 1990 District Judge Neat Beckman, Oklahoma Department, Mental Health, October, Narconon Chilocco New Life Center, approval, open. In, District Judge Neat Beckman orders the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health to determine by October whether the Narconon Chilocco New Life Center, operating without state approval, should be certified to remain open. In the meantime, the center will be allowed to operate, but is prohibited from accepting new patients. Narconon
August 2, 1990 Oklahoma State Health Department, Narconon's, Chilocco The Oklahoma State Health Department applies for an injunction to halt Narconon's operations at Chilocco. Narconon
June 30, 1990 Narconon's, Certificate, Need expires. Although Narconon, date, May 21, 1990 Narconon's initial Certificate of Need expires. Although Narconon is supposed to apply for state licensing and certification before this date, they have not done so as of May 21, 1990. Narconon
June 29, 1990 Narconon, Chilocco;, $2,000.00 apiece. donors Narconon holds a grand opening ceremony in Chilocco; tickets have been sold for $2,000.00 apiece. The ceremony features a recognition ceremony for donors, a reception with "opinion leaders, celebrities, politicians and Native American leaders from around the United States," tours, an Indian Pow Wow, and Western barbeque. It's all designed, according to a flyer, to "help establish overwhelming public popularity for LRH." Its initial Certificate of Need will expire the following day. Narconon