Case for the cure - 2005-11-06
Narconon wasn't licensed directly by the state for several years after coming here. The Oklahoma Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services refused to approve the Narconon program, calling its treatment methods "unsafe and ineffective."
The rehab program, however, was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and as a result, the state exempted Narconon from licensing until a recent law change required rehab programs to be licensed by the state. Narconon was certified by the state earlier this year without any problems, according to a spokesman for ODMHSAS.