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Greg Alex and Rigorous Honesty™

“He was part of it, but he was not it.”

Greg Alex. Director of the New Hope Recovery Center. Referring to the recent outing of Dr. David Scratchley, as a fraud.

“…Supervised by Dr. David Scratchley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and renowned Addictionologist, our recovery and relapse prevention program addresses the physiology, psychology, and sociology of addiction.”

– From the New Hope Recovery Center website. This line has since been changed to “…Founded by Executive Director Gregory K. Alex, M.A., C.D.C.

This is a nice spin Mr. Alex is putting on this situation. Rigorous honesty™ allows for “supervised” to be changed to “part of.” Let’s apply the same logic to other things:

  • – L. Ron Hubbard was part of Scientology, but he was not it.
  • – David Koresh was a member of the Branch Davidians, but he wasn’t the whole group.
  • – Bernie Madoff was part Madoff Securities, but he wasn’t the whole company.
  • – Jim Bakker was part of the PTL club, but he was not the only employee.

The fact of the matter is that Greg Alex handed the keys to the store to someone with no credentials, and he did not perform a proper background check. He also has a no drug test policy for his employees, which is astounding, considering the fact that recovering™ drug addicts permeate this industry (and would have come in handy in this situation, as it seems Doctor Mr. Scratchley was, along with being a likely pedophile, was also a crack smoker).

Alex is quoted as saying, “the program goes on.” What does that mean? Does it go on as it did before, without proper background checks and drug screening of employees? Are they going to review the backgrounds of their current employees, and subject them to drug screening? What is Greg Alex’ background? Is the Matt Talbot Center going to operate with any transparency going forward, or are they going to continue as they are now, by minimizing the impact Scratchley had on their operation, and going about business as usual? Who is going to hold himself or herself accountable for hiring this asshat?

These are legitimate questions for an operation that has shown itself to be inept, enjoys tax exempt status, receives public funding and solicits for donations under the guise that they are a “Christian” (and therefor moral and ethical) organization. People with something to hide, hide. Greg Alex needs to come out of his troll hole and operate with at least some modicum of integrity.

Clinic director speaks out about drug counselor’s arrest