An interesting lawsuit has been filed here in Michigan against a Narcanon (Narcotics Anonymous) rehab center in Albion. Narcanon is run by the “Church” of Scientology and a woman is suing over that and many other things by former patients at their facilities.
A former rehabilitation patient at Narconon Freedom Center in Albion has sued the company, claiming the center uses its program to introduce Scientology to unwitting patients seeking drug rehabilitation.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, Jan. 14, former patient and Ohio resident Lauren Prevec claims the center charged $25,000 in upfront costs before skipping a medical assessment, taking her completely off her anti-depressant medication and attempting to indoctrinate her to Scientology over the course of two months.
She is requesting $75,000 in damages…
Among other allegations, Prevec claims in her lawsuit that Narconon Freedom Center officials:
- Engaged in “romantic relationships” with patients.
- Supplied patients with the same eight course books based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion.
- Had patients perform what they called a “new life detoxification program,” which the suit alleges is strikingly similar to a Scientology ritual known as the “purification rundown.”
- Allowed drugs to regularly be brought into the facility.
“Narconon Freedom Center is using the program to introduce Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard’s ‘technology’ to unwitting patients seeking drug rehabilitation,” the lawsuit reads. “This is exactly as the Church of Scientology directed as part of its ‘Social Coordination Strategy.'”
The article notes that there have been 118 such lawsuits against Narcanon around the country, 33 of them in Calhoun County, where this particular center is, alone.