In a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local politicians, it said the centre marked a new era in UK drug treatment. “I think it is extremely concerning, regardless of what I think about Scientology.”View image in fullscreen Janet Laveau, the managing director of Scientology UK. That’s what they do.”In an emailed statement to the Observer, Narconon UK said it had a “proven track record” of “successful rehabilitation for substance addiction” over five decades. It did not deny similarities between the Narconon programme and Scientology methods, but said Hubbard’s approaches had a “positive secular application”. If Narconon’s programme is able to continue running unchecked, he fears others may be at risk.