On Drugs

“Now, hypnotics, taking hypnotics – Nytol, amphibinol, snooze-all, drowse-all, those things don’t work. They don’t work. I don’t know what it is about them but these sedatives have a kickback that – don’t give you very much about sleep. There isn’t anything connected with sleep. They’re hypnotics and I don’t care what anybody calls them, they’re hypnotics.

“I was wondering what people were taking – you call this “tranquilizer” so I took a couple of handsful to find out what was happening about them, so forth, and I – instead of going to sleep as one was supposed to do, or feel relaxed, something of this sort, why, I felt my eyes snakk and pow-w-w and the diaphragms dilated like that and I put the body in a chair and went over and sat on the molding for a while and let it get over it.”

–L. Ron Hubbard


18ACC, 31.07.57

“The best stimulant is Benzedrine. In its absence an overdose of coffee will do.”

–L. Ron Hubbard

From ‘Terra Incognita: The Mind’

“Opium is less harmful [than alcohol], marijuana is not only less physically harmful but also better in the action of keeping a neurotic producing, phenobarbital does not dull the senses nearly as much and produces less after effect…”

–L. Ron Hubbard

From ‘Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health’ (1950)

“You should be able to drink as much as you want, use the body in any way you want.”

–L. Ron Hubbard

From a ‘Philadelphia Doctorate Course’ lecture (1952)

“We will not speculate here on… how I came to rise above the bank.”

–L. Ron Hubbard

From ‘Keeping Scientology Working’ (1965)

“Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer!”

–L. Ron Hubbard

From SHSBC-35 6107C19, Q-and-A Period: Auditor Effect on Meter, 19th July 1961


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