In an address given at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International, Mr. David Miscavige expounded upon society's drug problem and what lies behind it:
DAVID MISCAVIGE: "The answer to this planet's problems will not be found in the 'material.' Of this there can be no question. For if those solutions can't prevent war nation to nation, how then can it be expected to answer questions like "love," "happiness" or "peace of mind?" So, we can't expect the answer to be found in chemicals. Not unless one buys into a synthesized utopia, or a 'Brave New World,' with a perfect pleasure drug.
"Yet that is precisely what we see in the world today, with multi-million dollar conglomerates providing a cornucopia of new pills as a panacea to all ills — making the pharmaceutical industry the most profitable business on the planet — more than banking, high finance, oil or computers. Common sense tells us it's the wrong answer.
"After all, it isn't just mere coincidence that the arrival of those new drugs always coincide with the expiration of the last one's patent. That's a fact.
"And when the success of the latest "feel good" pill is judged by profit, well don't be surprised when happiness isn't the result. After all, what then would happen with all those blue chip stocks?
"As any businessman knows — good marketing strategy requires the constant outflow of new product. And besides, the statistics say it all — those pills are not working."
Later in the speech, Mr. David Miscavige went on to describe the work Narconon.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE NARCONON DRUG REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Narconon centers around the world are educating hundreds of thousands of people and rehabilitating thousands of addicts. The Narconon program is a non-profit public benefit organization dedicated to eliminating drug abuse through prevention, education and rehabilitation.
The Narconon network consists of over 100 rehabilitation and drug prevention centers around the world. Rehabilitation centers produce graduates, the majority of whom have demonstrated they can live stable, ethical, productive, drug-free lives. The Narconon drug prevention centers educate hundreds of thousands of people each year with live presentations and bring the truth to many more through video presentations and written materials.
The Narconon drug rehabilitation program is an entirely drug-free social education program. The key to the success of the Narconon program is the Drug Rehabilitation Technology developed by author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard. This methodology has been used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people around the world to rid themselves of the need for drugs and to regain control of their lives.
The Narconon drug prevention and education program takes a comprehensive approach to preventing drug use through effective educational programs with school children, parents and educators, training for peer leaders and professionals, and broad information campaigns.