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Anti-drugs charity linked to Scientology gives talks to thousands of children in Cornwall

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  1. patriot75 Member

    AN ANTI-DRUGS group which bases its programmes on the beliefs and "findings" of the founder of Scientology gave talks to thousands of children in Cornwall, the West Briton can reveal.

    Scientologist Peter Dwan, representing drugs charity Narconon, gave anti-drugs presentations to more than 30 schools in the county and is planning more.

    But other drugs charities have criticised the methods used by Narconon, and one awareness charity warned schools against involvement with its programmes.

    A spokesman from Addaction said: "We would warn any schools against receiving any kind of drug education from Narconon. Many of their practices are without any kind of scientific evidence. Instead, we would urge schools to seek out programmes that are based in fact."

    But a spokesman for Narconon said: "Contrary to your suggestion, our drug education literature and talks have been endorsed by many authorities around the world and have proven highly effective. We have saved tens of thousands of lives through our drug education and rehabilitation work.

    "Any person undertaking the rehabilitation programme is individually authorised by a medical doctor who is familiar with all the programme entails. The same applies for any prescription of vitamins and other food supplements. Our programme has often succeeded where others (often drug-based) have failed.

    "It is inevitable that vested interests will do everything they can to protect their golden goose and seek to attack or discredit charitable not-for-profit movements like ours who are doing something to bring about a drug-free future for our country.

    "We simply get on with the job of saving lives."

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    Details of Mr Dwan's visits came to light in an online newsletter from Narconon UK seen by the West Briton.

    One school said Mr Dwan's presentation was purely about drugs awareness.
    The newsletter said Mr Dwan carried out 14 talks to 12 schools in October and a further 19 talks to 21 schools later. He said he gave talks to more than 3,500 people in total.

    The newsletter stated: "The schools given Peter's presentations have been promoting Peter and Narconon to other schools and now a third tour is planned for early May.

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  2. moarxenu Member

    Thanks, patriot75. Retweeted.
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  3. patriot75 Member

    I must say it is getting hard to keep up with the media shit storm, but I'm not complaining. Thanks for the RT moarxenu. Epic Justice is Near.
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  4. Oh cross posted I put it in the media thread
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    Private Eye Magazine.
    Issue1335
    8th March-21st March 2013.
    Page 30.

    Scientology in Schools
    Drug Abuse

    How do schools keep getting taken in by Scientologists sneaking nonsense "science" into their classroom under the guise of "drugs education"?

    The latest bulletin from Scientology's offshoot Narconon boasts that 33 schools in Cornwall have been given drug education presentations, two in recent tours by Peter Dwan - who appeared on Channel 4's 4thoughtseries last year talking about how Scientology had saved him from alcoholism.

    "The schools given Peter's presentations have been promoting Peter and Narconon to other schools and now a third tour is planned for early May," reports the newsletter. It claims one group of schools is seeking funding "from the local Navy Base" to bring Dwan to give his talks.

    Roseland Community College in Truro even put a news item on it's website praising Dwan's "exciting and entertaining facts about how taking drugs and alcohol can affect your life". It's just a pity they aren't, er, true facts.

    As reported in Eye 1321, Narconon's education booklets warn children against taking prescription medication and plug L. Ron Hubbard's barmy "science" about vitamins. Health experts around the world have warned against Narconon's rehab programmes, which entail long sessions in a sauna and high doses of vitamins.

    Last year the Church of England told it's London primary schools to stop accepting talks or activities from Narconon, but the organisation still managed to give talks to around 2,000 pupils in Newham and Islington.
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  7. anon walker Moderator

    "How do schools keep getting taken in by Scientologists sneaking nonsense "science" into their classroom under the guise of "drugs education"?"

    May I suggest that those uphill gardeners of Camelot Castle Hotel might've put an oar in?
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  8. Anonymous Member

    They funded it
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