Scientology's expansionin Ireland continues with a new narcanon center

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    Quote from above article : "The Church of Scientology’s head of public affairs in Dublin referred requests from community representatives in Ballivor for someone at the church to attend a public meeting to outline its plans for the facility to Narconon, describing it as a secular programme that was separate to the Church of Scientology’s activity here.

    TheJournal.ie contacted the HSE to get the Irish health service’s opinion on the detox. A consultant psychiatrist in substance misuse from the National Drug Treatment Centre said that Scientology’s programme has no basis in science.
    The doctor said: “Scientology’s drug treatment programme has no standing amongst medical professionals involved in the treatment of persons with alcohol and drug use disorders.
    “It comprises a series of interventions (‘Narconon’) with limited or no basis in a scientific understanding of human physiology and brain functioning and may potentially be harmful directly (with overuse of vitamins and other products) and indirectly in that persons are engaging in an intervention with no evidence of potential benefit for them.”
    The Purif programme also employs the administration of doses of vitamins.

    In response from a request from TheJournal.ie, the Church of Scientology said:

    “The Purification Rundown is a part of the spiritual path a member of the Scientology religion will take part in. It has been found that drugs and toxins can take a heavy toll on the emotional and spiritual well being of an individual and the programme enables an individual to rid himself of the harmful effects of drugs, toxins and other chemicals that lodge in the body and create a biochemical barrier to spiritual well-being.

    http://www.thejournal.ie/scientology-hse-purif-3714642-Dec2017/
     
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