He freed key documents from Scientology's rehabs, and now he can talk about it - 2019-10-17
Scientology's Narconon drug rehab network has been through a lot of change in the last ten years, and we believe that a major reason for that is the dedicated work by many different researchers, journalists, websites, and whistleblowers who have worked diligently to expose Narconon's deceptive nature.
At one time, we believe, David Miscavige actually believed that Scientology's Narconon could become a major force in the rehab field. He had banked on it by building a huge 250-bed clinic in Oklahoma, and was increasingly pressing his rehabs to push not only for more patients, but also for more influence with local governments in the hopes of eventually creating a conduit of state and federal money coming into the facilities.
But a combination of highly publicized patient deaths starting in 2008, a raft of lawsuits, and dedicated work by whistleblowers forced Miscavige to scale back. In 2015, he announced to his followers that Narconon would be pursuing a different tack, and we've watched as it turned away from the Oklahoma model and has opened new, smaller boutiques, some in foreign countries, in order to keep them from being regulated.