What is Scientology’s View on Drugs and Medicine?

Scientologists do use prescribed medical drugs when physically ill and also rely on the advice and treatment of medical doctors. Scientologists do not take street drugs or mind-altering psychotropic drugs. They consider drugs cause extremely damaging effects on a person—physically, mentally and spiritually. Specifically, that drugs decrease awareness and hinder abilities. They are a “solution” to some other problem, but ultimately prove an even bigger problem. Mr. Hubbard developed … [Read more...]

How Does Scientology View the Practice of Medicine?

Scientologists seek conventional medical treatment for illnesses and injuries. Scientologists use prescription drugs when physically ill and also rely on the advice and treatment of physicians. The Church of Scientology has always had the firm policy of not diagnosing or treating the sick. Medical doctors are trained to deal with the physical aspects of illness and injury. A Scientologist with a physical condition is advised to seek and obtain the needed examination and treatment of a … [Read more...]

Does Scientology cure physical illness?

No. If you come in to a Church of Scientology with a physical illness you will first need to visit a health care practitioner of your choice and get treatment underway. But once this is started there are thingsthat Scientology can do to help you. In conventional thought, illnesses are viewed as being purely physical or purely mental (psychosomatic). Physical illnesses are treated by purely physical means. Psychosomatic illnesses are "all in your head" and patients are sometimes treated as if … [Read more...]


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