Ecstasy: the truth about the enemy behind the mask
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“People mistakenly believe they ‘feel better’ or ‘act better’ or are ‘only happy’ when on drugs. This is just another delusion. Sooner or later the drugs will destroy them physically. Discourage people from taking drugs.”

L. Ron Hubbard


As terrifying as the consequences of drug use are and as hopeless as they can seem to the person who becomes dependent on them, there are solutions. The war on drugs can be won. It starts with the individual.

The first step is to understand why a person becomes trapped by drugs in the first place. In May 1969, when the international drug crisis was reaching its peak, author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote:

“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.

“In almost all cases of psychosomatic pain, malaise or discomfort the person has sought some cure for the upset.

“When at last he finds that only drugs give him relief he will surrender to them and become dependent upon them often to the point of addiction.”

The pressures of modern living can be emotionally draining, yet there are solutions. Exercise, diet or simply taking a long walk to look at things until one can focus one’s attention outward and again feel relaxed can work wonders. Talking problems over with a friend or a minister or trusted family member can also help.

And if you know someone who has a drug problem, there are also real solutions to their addiction. Narconon, a drug rehabilitation program that utilizes the methods of L. Ron Hubbard has one of the highest success rates of any such program.

The real solution is not to begin using drugs in the first place.

Taking drugs is not an answer. As difficult as it can be to confront one’s problems, the consequences that come with drug use are always worse than the problem one is trying to avoid when he or she begins to take drugs. And the long slide into hell that comes as a result is even worse.

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