Why Scientology can never submit its drug rehab quackery to scientific review - 2015-09-02
We've been reporting in huge volumes about Scientology's drug rehab system, Narconon, and the legal troubles it finds itself in for what is its essentially deceptive business model. Narconon promises individualized drug counseling by medical professionals in a safe, drug-free environment, and downplays its connections to the church. But none of that is true. Not only is Narconon a wing of the church under leader David Miscavige's control, but instead of delivering drug counseling, it puts patients through the same exercises they'd get as beginning Scientologists. It also puts them through a risky and unscientific regimen of extended sauna use and outrageous amounts of niacin and other vitamins. But on what theory is that based? Our frequent contributor, Jeffrey Augustine, shows us that things are even worse than we imagined, as he looks into L. Ron Hubbard's ideas behind his "detoxification" regimen.
Recently, you may have read about the federal government paying to investigate how Narconon's sauna program affects Gulf War veterans. But as we pointed out, that study is not examining L. Ron Hubbard's theories for what the process is doing to the human body, only whether the veterans feel better after weeks of exercise, sauna use, and vitamin intake. And now, Augustine explains to us why Hubbard's ideas for what's going on in that sauna will never be examined by science...
Today, we're going to show you what L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology, and Narconon are withholding from prospective Narconon customers and the public at large.