Holy shit this brings me back.
Family members signed me up in the late 80's. I was on the 7 year plan in college and had a scandalous girlfriend. In their own screwy way they were trying to help me out.
I actually went to get their money back because I heard that they would say at one point: "If this is not for you get up and leave now..." and if you left at that point you would get a refund.
I became fascinated byt EST, Dianetics and the like. We used to do stupid things like get drink and call the 800 number on the back of Dianetics and argue with whoever answered the phone.
Kudos for helping your friend. We dont need any more insanity in the world.