[Picture] Street Drugs
     Research has demonstrated that the single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.

     The acceleration of widespread use of drugs such as LSD, heroin, cocaine, “angel dust,” marijuana and a long list of others has contributed heavily to a debilitated society. Reportedly, some of these can cause brain and nerve damage. Marijuana, for example, so favored by college students who are supposed to be getting bright today so they can be the executives of tomorrow, has been reported capable of causing brain atrophy. Even school children have been shoved into drugs. And children of drug-taking mothers have been born as druggies.

     I have even established that there is such a thing as a “drug personality.” It is artificial and is created by drugs. Drugs can apparently change the attitude of a person from his original personality to one secretly harboring hostilities and hatreds he does not permit to show on the surface. While this may not hold true in all cases, it does establish a link between drugs and increasing difficulties with crime, production and the modern breakdown of social and industrial culture.

[Picture]     The devastating physiological effects of drugs are the subject of newspaper headlines routinely. That they also result in a breakdown of mental alertness and ethical fiber is all too obvious.

      The drug scene is planetwide. It is swimming in blood and human misery.

      But, vicious and damaging though they are, street drugs are actually only one part of the biochemical problem.

The Purification Program by L. Ron Hubbard continued...

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