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How L. Ron Hubbard came to discover his methods of drug rehabilitation, and what that discovery means to a culture in the grips of a monumental crisis, is the subject of this publication. We shall also examine what his discoveries reveal regarding previously undisclosed consequences of drug use, and an equally ignored root of the problem. Those who know the initials “LRH” only for his founding of Dianetics and Scientology, will find this publication most enlightening; for here is what the application of a spiritual technology can accomplish with real time situations, and why many tens of thousands primarily know those initials for what will be discussed here. Those active in the fields of drug enforcement, prevention and treatment, will likewise find this publication a revelation; for here, in all truth, is what you have been searching for, or what you gave up hope of finding.
For readers not as familiar with what has been legitimately described as the larger narco-political drama, let us begin with a few pertinent facts. In the first place, people of earth spend more money on illegal drugs than on food, clothing, housing, education or medical care. While within the United States, importation of illegal drugs represents a dollar value second only to petroleum. In consequence, supply-side nations such as Colombia enjoy an estimated four billion dollars annually (triple the revenues from coffee exportation, and thus a heady incentive to shelter syndicates from United States drug enforcement efforts). Elsewhere figures are equally appalling with European heroin consumption approximately doubling every decade, and no wonder, what with a $12 thousand kilogram of morphine base now fetching nearly $2 million in street sales.
If we have not yet cited consumption of licit pharmaceuticals, including an obscenely profitable psychotropic line, it is not because the trade is irrelevant. On the contrary, with international sales of $700 billion—and $10 billion in annual promotion to ram home the sales pitch of all consumption, i.e., “drugs make us happy” —pharmaceuticals are very definitely part of the problem. Then, too, when discussing the likes of Ritalin, Prozac and Cylert, one is discussing a highly aggressive street trade, much of it spilling out of schoolyards where a million-plus American children and 500 thousand German children receive name brand psychotropics from Tupperware bowls in the nurse’s office.
The sum total of such figures are, of course, reflected in lives of diminishing return. In strictly monetary terms, total costs of substance abuse within the United States are now estimated at $177 billion, including a 33 percent loss of industrial potential owing to 8 million American workers suffering one form of addiction or another. Then, of course, come all that drugs wreak in terms of direct mortality—some 20 thousand a year in the United States alone, with another 10 to 15 thousand drug-related homicides.
Much could be added with commensurately grim figures from Europe, Asia and South America. But the point is all too obvious to any modern urbanite, and we hardly need a statistician to interpret what’s been spray-painted across every postindustrial wall. “The acceleration of widespread use of drugs such as LSD, heroin, cocaine, ’angel dust,’ marijuana and a long list of others,” as LRH has so succinctly phrased it, “has contributed heavily to a debilitated society.” While in the same breath, but rather more graphically: “The drug scene is planetwide. It is swimming in blood and human misery.”