The bogus 'drug rehab' program run by the Scientology crime
syndicate is called 'narCONon.'
The real drug rehab organization is called Narcanon, and has its web site at http://www.na.org/index.htm
Below are links to web pages about the crime syndicate's bogus program.
From: Chris Owen
[....] The old Guardian's Office used to include a Social Coordination Bureau, or SoCo for short. It interfaced directly with the front groups. When the GO was dissolved, SoCo was transformed into the Office of Special Affairs' Social Reform Section (SRS). ABLE appears to operate as the interface between Scientology and the "social reform" groups such as Narconon; in effect, it's the corporate face of the SRS.
-- | Chris Owen - chriso@OISPAMNOlutefisk.demon.co.uk | |---------------------------------------------------------------| | THE TRUTH ABOUT L. RON HUBBARD AND THE UNITED STATES NAVY | | http://www.ronthewarhero.org |
From the LA Times 1990 article series:
One of these groups is the Los Angeles-based Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education. The nonprofit foundation has forged links with scientists across the country to gain legitimacy for itself and, thus, for Hubbard's detox method.
Among its key functionaries is a toxicologist for the Environmental Protection Agency, whose advocacy of the treatment has raised conflict-of-interest questions.
Building credentials and allies, the foundation has channeled tens of thousands of dollars in grants to educators and researchers studying toxicological hazards, most of whom were unaware of the organization's ties to the Scientology movement.
In 1986, for example, the foundation gave $10,000 to the Los Angeles County Health Department for a study of potentially harmful radon gas.
County officials say they were not apprised of the organization's links with the Scientology movement.
Bill Franks was instrumental in creating the foundation in 1981 when he served as the Church of Scientology's executive director, a post from which he was later ousted in a power struggle. Franks described the foundation in an interview as a Scientology "front group." "The concept," he said, "was to get some scientific recognition" for Hubbard's treatment without overtly linking it to the church.
Buttressing Franks' account, the foundation's original incorporation papers state that its purpose was to "research the efficacy of and promote the use of the works of L. Ron Hubbard in the solving of social problems; and to scientifically research and provide public information and education concerning the efficacy of other programs."
The document was later amended, however, to remove Hubbard's name, obscuring the foundation's ties to the Scientology movement and its founder in official records.
Hubbard's name, however, continues to appear regularly in the foundation's slick newsletter. In the latest edition, for instance, three different articles advocate the "Hubbard method" as an effective therapy for chemical and drug detoxification.
A fourth article did not mention Hubbard by name, but reported favorably on Narconon, his drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, which is run by Scientologists.
Narcanon / Purification Rundown Quotes
"Townspeople [in Newkirk, Oklahoma] say that Narcanon has not been honest
about its links to Scientology, its financing, its medical credentials, and
its plans for the project... Narcanon officials denied any connection to
Scientology until confronted with a Scientology magazine article titled,
'Trained Scientologists to Staff Oklahoma Facility" - New York Times, July 17, 1989
"Narcanon is the bridge to the [Scientology] Bridge" - Narcanon News, Vol 6 Issue 3
"Hubbard was so proud of a detoxification treatment he developed - and so hungry for plaudits - that he openly talked with his closest aides about winning a Nobel Prize" - Los Angeles Times, June, 1990
"...unlicenced, uncertified, unsavory and unsafe, trying to market their brand of 'religion' in a medical package and hoping the state people won't notice the difference." - Newkirk Herald Journal
"... sufficient information is available on the nature of some [unproven regiments being promoted for substance abuse] ... to cause NCAHF to warn the public and officials of their dubious value. Among these is the Narcanon program of the Scientology sect... Hubbard's regimen consists of megadoses of niacin, the avoidance of certain foods, exercise and saunas to purge and sweat out body toxins. The program is not based upon rational science but appears to be a product of Hubbard's imagination... NCAHF board member James Kenney, Ph.D.,R.D., points out that there is no evidence that niacin mobilizes toxic chemicals from fat cells. NCAHF believes that responsible community leaders should reject the Narcanon addiction treatment program. It appears to be among the least acceptable in a field that already suffers from a lack of sound objective research." - National Council Against Health Fraud president, William Jarvis, Ph.D Jan 9, 1991
"..large doses of niacin actually block the release of fat from fat cells. This has been observed both at rest [Acta Medica Scandinavia 1962, 172(suppl):641] and during exercise [D. Jenkins, Lancet 1965, 1307]. In other words, the scientific evidence shows the exact opposite of what Hubbard's 'theory' predicts. There is no credible support for claims that large doses of niacin clear toxins from the brain, fatty tissue or any other part of the body... Health professionals who subject troubled people (many with psychiatric illnesses and / or severe emotional problems) to this unproven detoxification program are at best unethical and at worst guilty of health fraud." - NCAHF Board member James Kenney Ph.D., R.D., Jan 5 1991
"Part of the original campaign idea was to really move out into society with the Purification Rundown and use it to bridge masses of people into Scientology" - L. Ron Hubbard, Briefing: Purification Campaign, The Vital Role of PR Feb. 15, 1982