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Oklahoma woman files lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead

The Associated Press - October 30, 2018 11:59 am

CANADIAN, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma woman has filed a lawsuit alleging a drug rehab center linked to the Church of Scientology breached its contract.

The McAlester News-Capital reports that attorneys for Sefika Talic filed the petition Friday against Narconon Arrowhead, a 200-bed facility near Canadian that promotes substance abuse treatment theories by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

The lawsuit says Talic enrolled her son in a three-month program in 2016 for $32,500. Talic alleges her son was forced to read literature that promoted Scientology and went through “bizarre punishments” as part of treatment. The lawsuit claims the facility didn’t have certified medical personnel.

Narconon Arrowhead has operated under scrutiny following four patient deaths in recent years, and has settled numerous civil lawsuits.

The company has yet to file a written response to the allegations.

 

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