Find out:
  • How the accumulated effects of taking drugs can leave a person impaired, even long after they’ve stopped taking them.
  • The harmful effects drugs have on both the mind and the individual himself.
  • Effective tools you can use to help someone withdraw safely from drugs

Course Overview

The Answers to Drugs Course

To say that drugs have become the major affliction of society is not stating the situation too strongly. No sector of life is untouched by this epidemic. Crime and violence are the most obvious byproducts, but amorality, aborted education and, indeed, ruined lives are no less serious and just as widespread.

And the problem is not limited to street drugs; the effects of medical and psychiatric drugs, whether painkillers, tranquilizers or “antidepressants,” are as disastrous.

L. Ron Hubbard addressed this problem, not with the objective of resolving the physical ills of individuals but as a continuation of his quest to free man as a spirit and handle, along this route, any barrier that needed to be resolved. Drugs were such a barrier.

Until Mr. Hubbard developed a workable drug rehabilitation program, there was no solution. Psychiatric-inspired programs had many more failures than successes and some only created worse addictions. Other people, more well-intentioned, found that good intentions weren’t enough. They lacked a technology that worked.

Mr. Hubbard’s program provides that technology. From helping the person discover why he took drugs in the first place, to eliminating the mental and spiritual damage done by drugs, to detoxifying the body of long-term drug residues, to providing the person with tools that will enable him to stay off drugs for good, it is without doubt the most thorough and effective program in the world. Today, for the first time, as hundreds of thousands will attest, those addicted to drugs and alcohol can free themselves of this tyranny and face life with renewed vigor and hope.

This course and corresponding booklet contains some of the elementary principles of this program and provides the first real understanding of substance abuse problems.

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    Course Details

    Ease of Study

    This course is laid out in a step-by-step manner, with a sequence of reading assignments and practical exercises.

    Before you begin, you create your own personal account on the Volunteer Ministers website. Once logged in, the online program will guide you through each step of the course to full completion, with all course materials provided from within the Volunteer Ministers website.

    Length of Course

    7 to 8 hours. You may, however, do the course at your own pace. In other words, it is not timed. The course is our service to you, free of charge.


    Booklet: Answers to Drugs

    or The Scientology Handbook

    Your course materials are also integrated within the online course. In other words, once logged on, you may read the materials from within the online course program as you do each step.

    Course Completion

    Upon completion of The Answers to Drugs Course, you will receive a certificate by e-mail.


    The services of our online courses are always available to you. If at any time you need assistance with your course assignments, do not hesitate to contact your online course supervisor, whom you can reach using the 'Need help?' button in your online course program.

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    Success Stories

    “I have had several members of my family who became addicted to drugs. I myself have been addicted to caffeine and sugar at times during my life. Drugs harmed my ability to work, concentrate, and to learn.

    “The Answers to Drugs online course has helped me to understand why my friends and family members sometimes act the way they do, and it has helped me to learn about how drugs have affected my behavior.

    “By studying the Answer to Drugs, I have learned how to avoid drugs, as well as the painful consequences that drugs bring. I have found that I am happier, more productive, more able to concentrate, and that I enjoy life more. That is a great feeling!” — S.R.

    “Studying and applying the Answers to Drugs course online, I had two great opportunities.

    “The first one: learn and discover how to manage problems and help people about drugs.

    “The second: the chance to speak with people concerning this problem.

    “You know, it is not hard to believe that a lot of people are not informed about drugs and their related side-effects. I spoke with a few friends. They said that they never tried something like LSD or heroine. But they know, and I know too, that this year the cocaine market is rising. The major target is young people between 13-17 years! They can find substances near school or discos, in the park or down a street close to a bar.

    “I spoke with everyone about all types of drugs. Not only the illegal types, but also the legal ones: artificial substances and painkillers. And I spoke to them about how important it is to clean the body and to keep it cleaned.

    “Thanks to L. Ron Hubbard and the Volunteer Ministers, we can use real effective tools against drugs and to help people.” — N.C.

    “In Answers To Drugs, solutions for one of society's biggest problems are given. Due to the nature of today's society, more and more people are coming under the effects of drugs, and all walks of life are being affected. In Answers to Drugs, the fundamental reason for drug addiction, or drug dependence, can be found.

    “It also describes, quite plainly, the effects that drugs have upon the user, and shows how drugs impair the function of a human being.

    “Fortunately, it also offers solutions to these societal problems posed by drugs. With the use of Objective Processing, and nutritional supplements as described in the course, drug users can be helped quite freely. Once they are helped through the initial period of withdrawals, they can then be educated on further processing to help with the underlying reasons for taking drugs.

    “I had several friends who, with the help of this course, I was able to educate about the effects of drugs upon their bodies and minds. I pointed out to them how it actually helped them less, contrary to their beliefs. I was also able to use Objective Processing to help them relieve their withdrawals, and help take away that urge for alcohol. With the tools given to me in this course, I was able to talk to my friends, and give them tools to help others as well to deal with twenty-first century society's biggest problem: drugs.” — C.H.

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    Why Do This Course?

    Do you feel helpless to save someone from drugs? Is drug addiction tearing your family apart? Are drugs destroying someone you love? Do you feel hopeless about helping someone with a drug problem?

    No sector of life is untouched by the epidemic of drug abuse. Crime and violence are the most obvious byproducts, but the lives ruined or lost to drugs are the most tragic.

    There are answers. You can learn why drugs are so damaging to the mind as well as the body. You’ll also gain practical tools you can use to help someone recover from drug abuse.

    On the free online course, Answers to Drugs, find out:

    • How drugs affect the mind and cause a person to have blank periods
    • How drugs can make a person “wooden”—unfeeling, insensitive, unable and untrustworthy
    • Procedures to help someone recover from drug abuse
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