These pages contain, among other things, critical information and government
findings of fact pertaining to Narconon, the drug rehabilitation program
run by the "Church" of Scientology.
This site is not affiliated with the Church of Scientology.
Narconon is a drug-rehabilitation program run by the Church of Scientology. Its
methods are, to say the least, unconventional, and have been roundly criticized
by doctors and other scientists as potentially lethal.
When one facility was being examined for certification, Narconon's spokesperson,
Kirstie Alley, advised board members not to worry about details and to certify
Narconon "because the treatment works". Several studies and reports, however, show
that Narconon can be dangerous to a patient's physical and mental well-being, and
that Narconon is used to recruit new members into the Church of Scientology.
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DESC following the document title for a brief description.
Narconon Skeptics' FAQ
A document answering many of the common questions -- and rebutting most of the
commonly made public-relations claims -- about Narconon. Written by Gisle Hannemyr.
1974 Report to the California Department of Health
This report, which still contains a good deal of pertinent information on the way Narconon
operates, was the result of an evaluation of Narconon New Life of Los Angeles, conducted at
the request of the California State Department of Health. It does not reflect very
well upon Narconon.
1992 Findings of the Oklahoma Board of Mental Health
This document reveals the Findings of Fact presented upon review of Narconon Chilocco's application
for certification by the Board of Mental Health in the State of Oklahoma. Like the above document,
it details Narconon's rather less-than-admirable treatment methods, and shows that they haven't
changed much in nearly twenty years.
Summary of articles on Narconon Chilocco, 1989-1993
A brief synopsis of the circumstances surrounding the Narconon Chilocco facility -- a tale of
Narconon's lies, changing stories and unpaid bills. Compiled by Tilman Hausherr from the FACTNet
archive of newspaper stories concerning the facility.
Incorporation records of many Narconon facilities
Brett Achorn did a search for state incorporation records pertaining to Narconon. Out of twenty-seven hits,
only nine were listed as active and in good standing. The rest, presented in this document, are listed
as having their incorporations suspended, revoked, dissolved, forfeited, etc.
JAMA article concerning niacin
One part of Narconon's regimen involves taking large doses of
Here's a report printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association
warning of certain potential dangers of this substance. (But wait, I thought
that Narconon was supposed to be a "totally drug-free program"!)
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