Friday, February 13th, 2009
Note the disturbing administrative link to a New Jersey facility accused of ‘wierd rituals’ which was subsequently sued for malpractice.
February 13, 2009
Executive director calls them ‘liars,’ one former patient/counsellor denies abuses
A Calgary facility that is supposed to help teens overcome addictions is the subject of some abuse allegations, a CBC investigation has found.
More than a dozen former patients and staff of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre allege the residential program manipulated people into treatment, held them against their will and administered abusive therapy.
Other allegations against the centre include one patient who was treated but claimed she was not an addict at all. One patient alleged she was sexually assaulted by a fellow patient, while another said she was attacked in a closet at the centre.
Patients alleged that when they reported abuse to the centre, they were either told they were liars or it was their own fault.