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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved Genita Petralli /SCAM Biosanctuary.com — Fraud
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
This detox program is run by Genita Petralli and it put several patients at HIGH risk in 2010.
It is a poorly run program that claims to be a "holistic detox" center.
In fact, Petralli's illegal activities were reported to the US Embassy in Costa Rica, the Better Business Bureau, and the District Attorney's Office.
Genita Petralli claims that she is against the psych industry but it is a well-known FACT that she locked a patient in their room (after the 4th week) for 2 days with no food when Petralli's detox program did not work. Then Petralli threw that patient in a psych ward!! Another patient left after 2 weeks after deteriotationg rapidly instead of improving.
Yet another patient quit after 5 weeks and one patient eventually decided to go to a psych ward and then fly home. They all paid from $15, 000 to over $22, 000 for their 4 to 5 week "holistic" detox program" and never got a refund.
She is now opening a clinic in Malibu in January 2011 and in Costa Rica.
In 2010 she had NO professionally trained day staff to pass out important supplements, amino acids, and vitamins (she used a 20 year old family member for that job!) and no night nurse. Sleepless or distraught patients where left to fend for themselves and rely on each other. Meanwhile, Petralli spent most of her days and nights locked in her bedroom in front of her computer (stating she only handled the "science part" !! ) when she was clearly the Medical Director.
***Petralli was ironically awarded a "Human Rights Award" by the CCHR (Scientology-based "mental health human rights watch dog organzation = See Facebook)) in February 2010 while violating her own patients' human rights!
There are SAFER, easier and less costly ways to detox.
***1) Always RESEARCH a detox place thoroughly (Google, Facebook, Yahoo are your friends!)
***Some Internet Source(s):
1) http://missionlocal.org/2009/04/nutritional-detox-facility-gets-walloped/ (Google: Genita Petralli, Nutritional Detox Facility Gets Walloped)
2) Google: Genita, Lucrative Biz Proposal (need property) re: "Green" Spa & Holistic Medical Clinic in Costa Rica /
***Note the target audience, date written and money proposed. She opened weeks later in February 2010. It is no wonder it was totally disorganized.
3) Green Mental Health and Alternatives101 are also part of her scam.
If we had known about this we would have NEVER accepted such mistreatment and gross misconduct.
UPDATE: Genita Petralli's illegal activities were reported to the US Embassy in Costa Rica, the Better Business Bureau, and the District Attorney's Office.
PLEASE NOTE that Petralli will use threats and lies to discourage her past patients/clients from revealing her unprofessional methods.