People have used drugs for as long as they have tried to ease pain and avoid problems. Since the early 1960s, however, drugs have been in very widespread use. Before that time they were rare. A worldwide spread of drugs occurred during that decade, and a large percentage of people became drug-takers.
By drugs (to mention a few) are meant
Drugs are supposed to do wonderful things but all they really do is ruin the person.
Drug problems do not end when a person stops taking drugs. The accumulated
Yet though the dangers and liabilities of drugs are blatantly obvious and increasingly well documented, people continue to take them.
When a person is depressed or in pain, and where he finds no physical relief from treatment, he will eventually discover for himself that drugs remove his symptoms.
This is also true for pains which are “psychosomatic.” The term “psychosomatic” means the mind making the body ill or illnesses caused through the mind. “Psycho” refers to “mind” and “soma” refers to “body.”
In almost all cases of psychosomatic pain, illness or discomfort the person has sought some cure for the upset.
When he at last finds that only drugs give him relief, he will surrender to them and become dependent upon them, often to the point of addiction.
Years before, had there been any other way out, most people would have taken it. But when they are told there is no cure, that their pains are “imaginary,” life tends to become
The time required to make an addict varies, of course. The complaint itself may only be “sadness” or “weariness.” The ability to face life, in any case, is reduced.
Any substance that brings relief or makes life less a burden physically or mentally will then be welcome.
In an unsettled and insecure environment, psychosomatic illness is very widespread.
So before any government strikes too heavily at spreading drug use, it should recognize that it is a symptom of failed psychotherapy. The social scientist, the psychologist and psychiatrist and health
It is too easy to blame the drug problem on “social unrest” or the “pace of modern society.”
The hard, solid fact is that until now there has been no effective psychotherapy in broad practice. The result is a drug-dependent population.
Drug users have been found to have begun taking drugs because of physical suffering or hopelessness.
The user, driven by pain and environmental hopelessness, continues to take drugs. Though he doesn’t want to be an addict, he doesn’t feel that there is any other way out.
However, with proper treatment, drug dependency can be fully handled.
As soon as he can feel healthier and more competent mentally and physically without drugs than he does on drugs, a person ceases to require drugs.
Drug addiction has been shrugged off by psychiatry as “unimportant” and the social problem of drug-taking has received no attention from psychiatrists—rather the contrary, since they themselves introduced and popularized LSD. And many of them are pushers.
Government agencies have failed markedly to halt the increase in drug-taking and there has been no real or widespread cure.
The liability of the drug user, even after he has ceased to use drugs, is that he “goes blank” at unexpected times, has periods of irresponsibility and tends to sicken easily.
Scientology has no interest in the political or social aspects of the various types of drugs or even drug-taking as such. Drugs, however, pose a growing threat to mental and spiritual advancement—which is the true mission of Scientology.
Thus, Scientology contains an exact technology which not only gets a person painlessly off drugs but handles their physical, mental and spiritual effects and locates and fully resolves the reason underlying a person’s drug-taking. Nothing else can do this with certainty.
any of certain drugs given as a supposed calming agent in controlling various emotional conditions.
an addictive drug prepared from the juice of a poppy (a plant with large red, orange or white flowers).
a powerful and highly addictive stimulant drug that acts on the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord), increasing heart rate and blood pressure while reducing fatigue. Because cocaine can cause dangerous side effects and addiction, many countries have made it illegal.
a drug made from the dried leaves and flowering tops of the hemp plant. People smoke, chew or eat marijuana. It has effects of intoxication (being affected with lessened physical and mental control) and distortions of sensory perceptions. Marijuana gained widespread use in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, becoming the second most used drug after alcohol.
a drug made from a small cactus of the same name native to Mexico and the southwestern United States. Peyote alters perception and can produce hallucinations (a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind).
any of a group of powerful stimulant drugs that act on the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord), increasing heart rate and blood pressure while reducing fatigue. Because amphetamines can cause dangerous side effects and addiction, many countries prohibit their use unless prescribed by a physician, but they are often taken illegally.
a type of hallucinogen, a group of drugs that produce psychological problems and often physical damage. It was originally used by psychiatrists to bring about temporary psychotic breaks in patients and became widely used illegally in the 1960s. Mild effects produced by low doses can include feelings of detachment from the surroundings, emotional swings and an altered sense of space and time. With higher doses, visual disturbances and illusions occur. Large dosages can be fatal. LSD is an abbreviation for the chemical compound l(y)s(ergic acid) d(iethylamide).
a type of hallucinogen, a group of drugs that produce psychological problems and often physical damage. Mild effects produced by low doses can include feelings of detachment from the surroundings, emotional swings and an altered sense of space and time. With higher doses, visual disturbances and illusions occur. Its slang name derives from the drug being in the form of a powder or “dust.” (The chemical designation is phencyclidine, abbreviated PCP.)
bring about; accomplish; make happen.
made worse, less, weaker, etc.; damaged; reduced.
that cannot be supported, endured or borne; unbearable.
a senior member of the government, as in the United Kingdom, who is in charge of a government department or a branch of one.
Scientology is a practical religion dealing with the study of knowledge, which through application of its technology can bring about desirable changes in the conditions of life. It was developed over a third of a century by L. Ron Hubbard. The term Scientology is taken from the Latin word scio (knowing, in the fullest meaning of the word) and the Greek word logos (study of). Scientology is further defined as the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life.
the methods of application of an art or science as opposed to mere knowledge of the science or art itself. In Scientology, the term technology refers to the methods of application of Scientology principles to improve the functions of the mind and rehabilitate the potentials of the spirit, developed by L. Ron Hubbard.
get rid of something completely, so that it can never recur or return.