Crooked Care: Investigation into Narconon of Georgia - 2016-04-12
A year-long series of investigations by WSB-TV, WSB-Radio and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution led Georgia regulators to shut down the Narconon drug treatment facility in a settlement agreement to avoid criminal prosecution. The facility was the subject of numerous allegations from families of patients who attended the program, including that the entire premise was rooted in fraud. The Narconon program is affiliated with the Church of Scientology and claims to utilize the Scientologist teachings, high doses of Niacin, and many hours each day in a sauna to rid patients of drug addiction. Investigations exposed allegations of insurance fraud, credit card fraud and misrepresentation of the facility's license, which was only supposed to be for outpatient treatment.