Narconon: Misleading antidrug program back in public schools - 2014-05-25

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F140.png Narconon: Misleading antidrug program back in public schools May 25, 2014, Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle

Narconon is back in California public schools.

The Scientology-linked antidrug program visited classrooms freely for years until 2005, when medical experts and the state Department of Education determined it was promoting bogus science. The alarm went up a decade ago after The Chronicle revealed that Narconon's antidrug messages to students were based not on medical evidence, according to the experts, but on the practices of Scientology.

Narconon officials say the program is secular and that a firewall exists between it and the Church of Scientology. In fact, the connection to the religion was not readily apparent, a public school teacher told The Chronicle.

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{{cite news | first = Nanette | last = Asimov | title = Narconon: Misleading antidrug program back in public schools | url = https://www.sfgate.com/education/article/Narconon-Misleading-antidrug-program-back-in-5504351.php | work = San Francisco Chronicle | date = May 25, 2014 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}