Jeanne LeFlore of the McAlester News-Capital broke the news earlier today that Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, had died at the facility, which is in the town of Canadian.
“This young lady’s death is on the hands of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services for their inaction after two previous deaths,” Henderson tells me.
Henderson himself was a patient at the center in July 2007. Since then, he’s been trying to get the word out about Narconon’s quack science, its reliance on low-paid non-medical staff, rampant drug abuse among patients, and dangerous conditions for patients in withdrawal.
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This center is already under a probe. The additional tragedy is even further pressure to find out why so many people are dying at a treatment facility – especially one that uses an unproven, faith-based method of detox.