Therapy facility takes Narconon’s place

PENNFIELD TOWNSHIP — A new private-pay substance abuse inpatient facility has begun operation at the facilities formerly occupied by Narconon Stone Hawk, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with links to Scientology.

Operators of the new organization, A Forever Recovery, said they are not associated with either Narconon or Scientology, although some employees worked for and managed Narconon Stone Hawk.

“I know there’s been a lot of negativity surrounding Narconon and I want people to know it’s not Narconon anymore,” said Matt Yumoto, A Forever Recovery detoxification facilitator and former Narconon Stone Hawk employee. “Our goal is to help people get off drugs.”