The Effects of Drugs and Chemicals
We live in a chemical-oriented society. The past century’s technological advances have produced many damaging by-products that threaten well-being — from the smog in the air we breathe to the thousands of chemical additives in the food we eat. Moreover, the use of street drugs has proliferated since the mid-20th century at all levels of society, as well as prescription of mind and mood-altering drugs.
Drugs, pollutants and other chemicals are essentially poisons and take their toll on a person’s body by depleting its stores of vitamins and minerals, leading to susceptibility to other health problems.
Quite in addition to physiological damage, drugs and toxins decrease mental alertness and perception and can contribute to many undesirable states, from unfeeling to hostile. This biochemical factor is a barrier to spiritual freedom.
L. Ron Hubbard discovered that drug and chemical residues are stored and trapped in the fatty tissues of the body and remain long after a person has been off drugs. As long as the person has these residues in his body, his awareness, abilities and attitudes can remain suppressed, adversely affecting his ability to succeed to his full potential in life.
The Purification Rundown procedure includes exercise to dislodge toxic residues.
Followed immediately by sweating in a sauna, these toxins are flushed from the system. Mega-vitamin and mineral dosages and extra oil are vital factors in helping to repair the body.
Good nutrition and adequate rest are vital to the success of the program.