Cathy Tarr and her son Michael are suing one of Scientology’s Narconon drug rehab centers in Nevada federal court claiming they misrepresent themselves and their treatment program as being a secular, medically proven alternative in drug treatment and that their treatment in fact places patient’s in danger. The complaint characterizes the $33,000 Narconon program as a dangerous bit of fraud being used to recruit new members of Scientology.
First the complaint argues that Narconon attempts to hide the fact that it is affiliated with and based on Scientology and its teachings, and that its program content allegedly has little to do with drug and alcohol addiction or its treatment. From the complaint (scroll down to read the complaint in its entirety)”
Narconon courses are self-taught by the patients and overseen by counselors. Narconon students and Scientology practitioners perform these TRs (Training Routines) in pairs known as twins. The counselors have