The Aims of Scientology as expressed by Founder L. Ron Hubbard are:
“A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights.”
And one of the most destructive factors standing in the way of the accomplishment of these aims is drug abuse and addiction.
Creating a Drug-Free World
And on the day set aside by the UN for drug education and prevention—International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, June 26—and throughout the year, Scientology Churches, Missions and Scientologists take action to raise awareness of the danger of drugs and to help youth make the self-determined decision to live drug-free.
The Church and its parishioners sponsor the Truth About Drugs program, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention initiatives. To popularize drug-free living, a broad spectrum of fact-filled, high-impact educational materials are distributed by the millions by the nonprofit, public benefit Foundation for a Drug-Free World to schools, community groups and governmental institutions worldwide. Drawing on decades of experience in drug education and prevention, the Truth About Drugs program effectively communicates the reality of drug abuse individually and through mass communication.
Because young people presented with the unvarnished facts about what drugs can do are far more likely to reject them on their own, Truth About Drugs is in high demand as an educational tool in schools, law enforcement units and community-based settings.
The single most destructive element present on our current culture is drugs.—L. Ron Hubbard
In the book Clear Body, Clear Mind, L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
“The planet has hit a barrier that prevents any widespread social progress: drugs and other toxic substances.
“These can put people into a condition that not only prohibits and destroys physical health, but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being”
Saving Lives Through Drug Rehabilitation and Prevention
The Church and Scientologists also support Narconon, founded in 1966 by a prison inmate who used the writings L. Ron Hubbard to end his decades-long addiction. Today, Narconon constitutes a worldwide network that daily helps people recover from the devastation of drug addiction.
Narconon’s drug-free drug prevention and rehabilitation methods combine a precise regimen that eliminates drug residues from the body with procedures to alleviate the mental and physical anguish connected with drugs.
Narconon not only addresses the debilitating effects of drug abuse on both mind and body, but also resolves the reasons why a person turned to drugs in the first place.
The program has helped tens of thousands start a new life free from drugs.
For more information on the programs and resources of Foundation for a Drug-Free World visit their website at www.drugfreeworld.org.
For more information about Narconon, visit www.Narconon.org.
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