Narconon for Kyle
Based on the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, Narconon, according to its website, “is a non-profit drug rehabilitation program dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug rehab, drug information, and drug education” (emphasis added, see http://www.narconon.org).
Kyle Brennan died under suspicious circumstances in Clearwater, Florida, in 2007. He wasn’t a drug addict or using illegal street drugs. He was taking Lexapro, a prescribed medication. Tom Brennan, Kyle’s Scientology-indoctrinated father, and Denise Miscavige Gentile, twin-sister of Scientology leader David Miscavige, were aware of these facts, yet they still recommended Narconon Kyle.
To devout Scientologists, rabid haters of psychiatry, there is no difference between illegal drugs and psychotropic medications. At Scientology-based Narconon facilities, all medications are taken away from vulnerable patients. At a Narconon facility, Kyle would have been deprived of his Lexapro. In a phone conversation one week before my son’s death, Denise Miscavige recommended that Kyle be sent to a Narconon facility with the approval of Kyle’s father.
During Kyle’s visit, Thomas Brennan attempted to place him on a dangerous Scientology–prescribed regimen of vitamins. Brennan’s auditor/advisor Denise Miscavige recommended that Kyle be committed to a Scientology-influenced drug rehabilitation facility—Narconon. Neither Brennan nor Miscavige has a medical license, and they are not qualified to treat someone suffering from depression and anxiety. The withholding of depression medication and the forced vitamin therapy, it must be stressed, are mandated practices of the Church of Scientology.
Thomas Brennan and Denise Miscavige adhered to these practices when they forced their religious and medical beliefs on a youth who was not a Scientologist.
The Scientology view regarding anti-psychotropic medications is that they are equally dangerous as illegal drugs.
It’s vital that the public and state and federal lawmakers are educated regarding Scientology’s dangerous alternative medical practices. Unfortunately, under the guise of religion, this regressive belief system places its trusting adherents at risk of injury or even death.
Thanks to the antics of celebrity Scientologists, Americans have come to think of the Church of Scientology as a benign organization that’s unfortunately attracted an oddball collection of unhinged followers. However, the point of view from the other side of the equation—how Scientology looks at the rest of the world—is altogether different. “We’re not playing some minor game in Scientology,” wrote founder L. Ron Hubbard (in a policy letter called “Keep Scientology Working”). “It isn’t cute or something to do for lack of something better. The whole agonized future of this planet, every Man, Woman, and Child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology. This is a deadly serious activity.”[vi] Deadly, indeed. How many people have perished thanks to the soulless teachings of the Church of Scientology?
Excerpt from the deposition of V. Britton
Excerpts from the deposition of Denise Miscavige
Deposition excerpts from the deposition of Tom Brennan
Dr. Stephen McNamara