Young children from around the globe will now be able to access Scientology’s “Truth About Drugs” App, using their iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. What these children and many parents are unaware of, is that Scientology’s ‘”Truth About Drugs” lectures in numerous public schools have been banned – – citing misinformation and potentially dangerous quackery being taught to vulnerable children.
Perhaps one of the most dangerous practices in Scientology and their drug rehab centers, Narconon, is their “Say No To Drugs” and “The Truth About Drugs” campaign. Narconon claims that all drugs are poisonous and remain in the body permanently – claims that are thoroughly discredited by modern science.
Psychiatric drugs are seen differently. Scientology and Narconon forbid the use of all psychiatric drugs and they work to prevent non-Scientologists from using them as well. Scientologists are vehemently opposed to all forms of psychiatry – not just for themselves, but for everyone. Since drugs are prescribed for serious medical conditions, including epilepsy and Graves’ disease and many other diagnosed medical conditions, they help the suffering cope and function in society, and these individuals are at serious risk if they stop taking the medication.
The present quackery practices are evident in the Church of Scientology even today, as they still believe and publish claims by Hubbard that the reactive mind “is the only thing in the human being which can produce … arthritis, bursitis, asthma, allergies, sinusitis, coronary trouble, high blood pressure, and so on, down the whole catalog of psychosomatic ills.” Thus, only Scientology auditing sessions can rid a person of these medical ailments.
This Cult preaches that “ALL ILLNESS, IN GREATER OR LESSER DEGREE, AND ALL FOUL-UPS STEM DIRECTLY AND ONLY FROM A PTS CONDITION.” In essence, a person who is in a “PTS” Condition (Potential Trouble Source), means they are in this ill condition ONLY because they are connected to, or in a close relationship with someone who is a Suppressive Person (one who speaks negatively about Scientology).
Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, goes onto say “And unless the condition is relieved, no matter what medication or nutrition he may be given, he might not recover and certainly will not recover permanently…”
Hubbard’s agenda was to disseminate its religious doctrine and discredit psychiatry and pharmacy companies as a whole. Their anti-drug video is indeed quite a disturbing propaganda attack against the medical profession and prescription drugs that save countless lives, permitting children and adult patients to cope and live productive lives in society.
In another bold attack, Hubbard states: “Doctors are too often careless and incompetent; psychiatrists are simply put-right murderers. The solution is not to pick up their pieces for them but to demand medical doctors become competent and to abolish psychiatry and psychiatrists as well as psychologists and other infamous Nazi criminal outgrowths.” (Technical Bulletins, Volume XI, first U.S. printing of 1979).
Young children using these new Apps are innocent souls, who easily absorb interesting presentations with colorful images and stimulating sounds, and parents should be aware of the dangers – – potentially life threatening. Recently in the USA, school boards and principals have been advised not to allow this pseudoscientific quackery into their schools and many States and Provinces in Canada have banned the program.
Scientology’s insistence that ALL drugs are poisons and their aggressive attacks on psychiatric drugs and physicians, who prescribe them, is of grave concern to the government and health agencies. If a young child succumbs to the misinformation presented on their new, fancy Apps, and stops taking their medication, the potential for untold suffering and death is possible.
And the new Scientology self appointed leader, David Miscavige, addressing the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) in 1995, said:
“There are a lot of opinions out there as to what is wrong with Earth, 1995 – unstable economies, unstable political arenas, criminality, drugs, injustice and so forth – obviously valid concerns. But if you really want to eliminate those problems all you have to do is work for the objectives that we, as members of the IAS, have set for the year 2000: Objective One – place Scientology at the absolute forefront of Society. Objective Two – eliminate psychiatry in all its forms. We don’t care what the current thinking is regarding what’s wrong with the planet. Government won’t handle it. Politics won’t handle it. Legislation won’t handle it. All that’s going to handle it is what we, of the IAS, have set down in stone. Let’s get rid of psychiatry, and let’s bring Scientology to every man, woman and child on this planet.”
These statements certainly give the appearance of a dangerous Cult mind set that should be seen for what it is – – a dangerous cult.
Physician-prescribed medications that help a patient cope, that relieve severe pain, and, more importantly, that enable a patient to survive debilitating disease and organ failure, are more often than not, being withheld from Scientologists and patients who attend Narconon. Countless deaths inside the church and their drug rehabs, have been attributed to this unconcionable practice.
Clearly, this campaign is not merely about saying no to illegal street drugs, but to impose the dogma of Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard and his successor, David Miscavige, and to attack proven science and medicine.
David Edgar Love