Okla. certification expires for medical detox site - 2013-08-09
A medical detox center in Pittsburg County that is based on the teachings of the Church of Scientology has lost its temporary state certification to conduct medical detox services, a spokesman for Oklahoma's top substance abuse agency said Friday. The Narconon Arrowhead facility in McAlester did not meet the state's requirements to obtain full certification to conduct medical detox services, said Jeffrey Desmukes, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services. "Their temporary permit for operation has expired," Desmukes said. The facility, which opened in 2011, lost its temporary certification at the end of June, Desmukes said.