Our Biochemical Society

L. Ron Hubbard

The following is an excerpt from L. Ron Hubbard’s book, Clear Body, Clear Mind, which announced the release of a revolutionary breakthrough known as the Purification Program, a culmination of Mr. Hubbard’s research and discoveries to eliminate the devastating effects of drugs and toxins.


Drugs are essentially poisons. The degree to which they are taken determines the effect. A small amount acts as a stimulant (increases activity). A greater amount acts as a sedative (suppresses activity). A larger amount acts as a poison and can kill one dead.

This is true of any drug and each has a different amount at which it gives those results. Caffeine is a drug, so coffee is an example. One hundred cups of coffee would probably kill a person. Ten cups would probably put him to sleep. Two or three cups stimulates. This is a very common drug. It is not very harmful, as it takes so much of it to have an effect. So it is known as a stimulant.

Arsenic is a known poison. Yet a tiny amount of arsenic is a stimulant, a larger dose puts one to sleep and a few grains kill.


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

Research demonstrates 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, marijuana and the litany of new street drugs all play a part in our debilitated society. Even schoolchildren are shoved on to drugs. And children of drug-taking mothers are born as druggies.

Reportedly some of these drugs 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, is reported capable of causing brain atrophy.

The acceleration of widespread use of drugs such as LSD, heroin, cocaine, marijuana and the litany of new street drugs all play a part in our debilitated society.

Research 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 persons from their original personality to one secretly harboring hostilities and hatreds they do 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, failing productivity and the modern breakdown of social and industrial culture.

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.

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


Medical and, most particularly, the long list of psychiatric drugs (Ritalin, Valium, Thorazine and lithium, to name a few) can be every bit as damaging as street drugs. The prevalence of these currently in common use would be quite amazing to one unfamiliar with the problem.

Sedatives are often administered as though they were a panacea for all ills. As early as 1951, many persons had become so accustomed to their daily dosage of sleeping pills or painkillers that they did not consider their “little pills” as drugs.

Too often the attitude is “If I can’t find the cause of the pain, at least I’ll deaden it.” In the case of one who is mentally ill, this might read, “If he can’t be made rational, at least he can be made quiet.”

Unfortunately it is not recognized that a person whose pain has been deadened by a sedative has himself been deadened by the same drug and is much nearer the ultimate pain of death. It should be obvious that the quietest people in the world are the dead.