Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Book title: Science of Survival
Publication date: 1951
Location: Los Angeles, California
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: Hubbard discusses the dangers of narcosynthesis, advising that medical doctors often issue sedatives without telling their patients.
The processing methods which raise a person on the tone scale are so very simple to apply that one wonders, or perhaps does not wonder, at the continued insistence on destructive “therapies” in institutions. These institutions often use sedatives, and yet one of the worst things that an individual who is in a disturbed state can be given is a sedative; it makes him quieter and less dangerous but it also makes him less able. Furthermore, an individual under sedation receives sounds and sights in his environment as positive suggestions and therefore is continually receiving new locks and more enturbulence, although it may appear momentarily that his condition is better. A preclear must never be audited under sedation. This is a strong injunction, since preclears audited under sedation or under the influence of alcohol become worse, and a psychotic treated when he is under such influence (as in narcosynthesis*) may very well have all of his free theta enturbulated and so be sent into a “permanent” break. The auditor should be very careful when working with anyone to ascertain whether or not that person is taking any drugs, since medical doctors will very often issue sedatives to patients without telling the patient that he is taking a sedative.
* narcosynthesis: drug hypnotism; the practice of inducing sleep with drugs and then talking to the patient to draw out buried thoughts.
Hubbard, L. R. (1951). Science of Survival (1989 ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.