She 'graduated' from Scientology's drug rehab, which told her she was cured. Now she's dead. - 2017-04-16
Rod Keller is back with a grim update to one of his previous stories for us...
My friend Wendy Lee Westling died of a heroin overdose in Reno, Nevada on April 8. Wendy was one of three women I interviewed for the first story I wrote on substance abuse-related deaths among former Narconon staff members. Karl Tempest, Kevin Vavrinka, Tabatha Fauteux, Nathan Dwyer, Jacob Heider, and now Wendy Lee Westling have all relapsed and died after serving as staff members at Scientology's drug rehab network.
She was a Narconon "student" and staff member at the Rainbow Ranch in Caliente, NV and also staff at Narconon South Texas in Harlingen. While every drug treatment program has patients that leave prematurely and relapse, deaths among drug addiction counselors in other programs are more rare. Narconon has lost at least six in the past few years.