Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Scientologists are Drug Free

Here is a great article with tons of links to related data and web sites. The article is not only about how Scientologists are drug free but also covers how they are effectively helping others become and stay drug free.

Kudos to ppedersen for all the work taken to produce the article: Scientologists are Drug Free


Dean said...

What does scientology do to treat depression? I just came across an interesting survey of doctors who treat depression in their patients. Judging from the readers' comments, maybe these medications do work? Check it out at

Grahame said...

Thanks for your question, Dean. Let me start by saying Scientology is a religion, so it doesn't "treat" things in the medical sense.

Depression itself is not a disease, but a symptom of some underlying problem. If that underlying problem is spiritual in origin, such as the loss of a loved one or a moment of pain and unconsciousness recorded in the mind (see engram and Dianetics), then Scientology can certainly help. If you are not a Scientologist then you should see your minister, priest, imam, rabbi, etc.

If the underlying problem is physical in origin, such as thyroid problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, or an autoimmune disorder, then you should see a competent health care professional.

Taking a drug such as an antidepressant that simply hides the symptom but does not address the underlying cause is not going to help the person.