A Norcross drug treatment facility with ties to the Church of Scientology will avoid any potential criminal charges after surrendering its license to the state.
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Since October, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has investigated allegations that Narconon of Georgia was misleading clients about the services it provided. Testimony in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of someone who died while a patient at Narconon accused the facility of duping out-of-state courts and parents into believing it provided the kind of supervision expected from residential drug treatment facilities. The AJC’s reporting led the Department of Community Health to revoke Narconon’s license and later prompted an investigation by the state insurance commissioner into allegations of fraud. Those two cases eventually would intersect, leading to the agreement detailed in today’s article.