Monday, September 25, 2006

Drug Addiction

As bad as drug addiction is for the addict, it is horrible for their families.

Addicts will often do anything to support their habbits.

One common story you hear from addicts families is how the son or daughter will come for Christmas or for a visit and after they leave they can't find some piece of jewelry or an expensive piece of equipment.

The drug rules their lives.

Here is a story with a happy ending, of a mother who got help from the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour in Perm, Russia.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Restoring a Hope and Salvaging a Family

The day she learned her son AndrĂ© was addicted to drugs was the worst day in Ludmila’s life. And eight years later, she had all but given up on ever being able to help him.

This was her state of mind when she walked into the big yellow tent of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Trans-Siberian Goodwill Tour in Perm, Russia. And the staff of the Tour had exactly what she needed — effective technology to really help her son. >> continued

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Trap of Drugs

Drugs are promoted to our kids at a very young age.

On TV and in films it is shown as the cool thing to do.

Kids are also told that it is really not dangerous and you can always stop if you want to. These are lies that destroy lives.

It is important for all of us to do whatever we can to provide them with the truth about drugs.

The son of a friend of mine is a case in point.

He as a very bright child and quite a good artist. A sculptor.

Shy and quiet, but he seemed quite happy in what he was doing.

He started smoking marijuana and hashish when he was still an adolescent.

By the time he was 16 he was completely withdrawn and had isolated himself from the rest of his family. He and his girlfriend lived together in a tiny room in a low income area.

He injured himself really badly one night when he was sculpting while stoned, severing most of tendons in the wrist area. Fortunately it was his left hand that was damaged and he was right handed.

His girlfriend, who was a very lovely and friendly girl, whose personality seemed to balance his serious nature, became quite desponent herself and attempted suicide a couple of times. And I wish I could give you good news about them, but the two of them just disappeared several years ago.

They packed up one night, without letting their families know, and took off for Colorado.

Their parents have been unable to find them.

Not every kid who takes drugs disappears off the face of the Earth, but so many of them do come to harm, and if they knew what these drugs do before they started at least they would have the freedom to chose what they wanted to do. With only the pro-drug PR they don't have that choice.

The Church of Scientology International has just published an excellent set of anti-drug booklets anyone is welcome to use.

For information visit

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Scientology Handbook

The Scientology Handbook has a great chapter on children.

It is simple and so practical. Anyone who wants his/her children to do better in life, and wants to get on better with them should read this chapter. And use it!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Volunteer Ministers Saving Marriages

Children suffer the worst when marriages fall apart. But they also suffer terribly from marriages that are filled with conflict and upset but are held together "for the sake of the kids."

The only really humane thing is to really salvage the marriage, and that takes effective technology.

The Scientology Handbook contains exactly such technology. You can read about it on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers web site.

Youth for Human Rights

Very exciting news about the Youth for Human Rights World Summit. It was held at the United Nations. Imaging 120 youth delegates from all over the world, coming to New York, meeting with UN and embassy officials, and meeting young people like themselves, equally empassioned about human rights.

An experience of a lifetime, and one destined to make a huge difference on this planet.

The summit was co-sponsored by the Church of Scientology International.

The new Scientology Press Office
has a great story on this.