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Counselor accused of faking drug test results

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A certified substance abuse service provider has been accused of faking the results of drug tests that were supposed to be conducted on a Schenectady County probationer. James A. Garrett, 65, of Averill Park, was charged this week with five felony counts of offering a false instrument for filing. He’s accused of providing the false information on five separate dates between August and December, according to papers filed in court. In the documents, Garrett is ...

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November 23, 2016
1:24 a.m.

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Oh boy... I've been investigating this guy along with Samaritan Counseling for the past two and a half years, and this is the first I've heard that he was being charged with five felony counts WHILE I was being forced to see him against my will.

He wrote a book about how to force people into 12-step treatments, and basically made my life a living hell by convincing my therapist to refuse to speak to me unless I paid him indefinitely first.

Then, after 5 months more of 12-step treatment, he basically told her to not speak to me. I had told him that I wanted to complain. He told me to write my complaint out and not send it. I could not believe it when Jenness Clairmont and David Olsen then referred me BACK to him after I formally complained about 12-step coercion.

Of course, he benefits from making a client feel crazy.