The Purification Rundown

Learn about the world’s most effective program to rid yourself of the harmful mental and spiritual effects of environmental toxins, drug residues and harmful radiation.

Drugs and Toxins:
Dull your thinking.
Dim your awareness.
Destroy your life.

Think Clearly in a Drugged Society

Research has demonstrated that the single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.

The use of street drugs—LSD, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana and others—has proliferated at all levels of society. College students atrophy their brains on marijuana; schoolchildren are shoved daily into pill popping by both peer and pharmaceutical pressures; and the seemingly everyday Smith down the street and Jones at the job harbor a habit they neither suspect nor deal with.

Widespread consumption of illegal drugs—many of which were originally prescription remedies—has created a $500-billion-a-year industry. By some estimates, marijuana is now the biggest cash crop in America. Cocaine and its derivatives, highly fashionable in the 1970s, are now widely abused, due in large part to claims by psychiatrists as recently as 1980 that cocaine usage was not addictive. They could not have been more deceptive.

In researching the barriers to spiritual gain caused by drugs, L. Ron Hubbard uncovered the existence of a drug personality, an artificial personality created by drugs.

Scientologists are 100% drug-free and are very concerned about the devastation caused by drug use in their communities.

The reason for this remarkable statistic is that Scientology churches and missions have a very effective program that handles the effects of past drug use. A key component of this program is the Scientology Purification Program.

How Pollutants and Drugs Affect Us All

It is a proven fact that drug residues can be trapped in the body. Years later, these residues can dislodge and begin to affect the person again.

As vicious and damaging as street drugs have proven to be, medical and psychiatric drugs form an equally destructive vector in this biochemical trend. Statistics show that as early as the 1950s, daily dosages of sleeping pills or painkillers had become so commonplace that they were hardly considered drugs. Valium was the first drug to take its place amongst tranquilizers of choice. Today, however, we have the mind—and mood-altering drugs such as Thorazine, Stelazine, Zoloft, Prozac, Tofranil, Xanax and Ritalin, which are even more damaging than street drugs. The prevalence with which these are prescribed as a panacea is often shocking to the uninformed.

Mr. Hubbard’s research, however, yielded this conclusion: “Unfortunately, it is not recognized that a person whose pain has been deadened by a sedative has himself been deadened by the same drug, and is much nearer the ultimate pain of death. It should be obvious that the quietest people in the world are the dead.”

Drug taking is, in no small way, part of life in our modern world.

Additionally, the past century’s technological advances have produced many an insidious byproduct, each of them threatening to an individual’s well-being. Smog, for instance, was unknown before the rise of manufacturing centers in Britain. Every major city on Earth now advises its inhabitants daily about the quality of air they are breathing. A hundred years ago, the main food preservatives were salt or ice. Today, nearly any packaged food has a list of the artificial ingredients it contains that is longer than the list of natural ingredients. Environmental disasters such as the 1986 catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the former USSR—to say nothing of radiation exposure from widespread nuclear bomb testing—did not exist fifty years ago.

We live in a chemical-oriented society. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the average American consumes four pounds of pesticides each year and has residues from over 400 toxic substances in his body. More than 3,000 chemical additives are found in the food we eat.

There is no escaping our contaminated civilization and, furthermore, it has been found that these substances can put an individual in a “wooden” sort of state: unfeeling, insensitive, unable, untrustworthy, a menace to his fellows trapped in the dramatizations of his reactive mind.

Neither toxic pollution nor drug abuse were of major concern in 1950 when L. Ron Hubbard released Dianetics. By the 1960s, however, the frightful specter of both had arrived and Mr. Hubbard’s research showed that a person who had been heavily on drugs was not able to make spiritual gains from auditing. This condition had not been encountered earlier in his researches, as drugs had not yet encroached so deeply into society. But it became more and more prevalent and required a solution, as drugs now represented an increasingly serious block to auditing progress.

How the Purification Rundown® Program Works

After a medical checkup and orientation to the program, you will begin.

1. Each day, at the start of the program, you run for a period to get the blood circulating faster and the system warmed up.





2. This is followed by sweating out the drug residuals in a sauna. Profuse sweating helps purify the system of toxic substances.





3. Nutrition in the form of certain vitamins and minerals is also an important part of the program.





4. This regimen of running, sweating, nutrition and adequate rest is repeated daily, until one no longer feels the effects of past drugs and toxins going into restimulation.

5. At the end of each day you fill out a report of what occurred. This lets the Purif staff monitor your progress and ensure you get maximum gains.




“The Purification program was developed to meet a growing threat to mental and spiritual advancement and well-being stemming from the more and more common use of drugs and biochemical substances in the current culture.” 
L. Ron Hubbard

In completing the Purification Rundown, I am without the affects of drugs and radiation. I feel better, am physically and spiritually more able, and better educated in the affects of drugs. 
O.W.  Student 2008 Dixon

Having just attested to completing the Purification Rundown I am ready to break into song! I feel GOOD! I am proud of myself for sticking it out and being aware of what was happening to me during it. It was a light bulb affect when I finished. I am feeling more alert and I am so awake. Good times ahead.
 K.F. Fitness instructor 2008 Canberra

From the very first time I heard about the Purification Rundown I knew I wanted to do it. But I never really understood exactly how much I would get out of it. After completing I am much more excited about life in general and so happy that something like this existed. The program is truly amazing and invaluable.
 N. S. Canberra


By L. Ron Hubbard

“One would be hard put to find someone in the present-day civilization who is not affected by this fact. The vast majority of the public is subjected every day to the intake of food preservatives and other chemical poisons including atmospheric poisons, pesticides and the like. Added to this are the pain pills, tranquilizers and other medical drugs used and prescribed by doctors. And we have as well the widespread use of marijuana, LSD, angel dust and other street drugs which contribute heavily to the scene.

I have even found that there is such a thing as the ‘drug personality.’ Drugs can apparently change the attitude of a person from his original personality to one secretly harboring hostilities and hatreds he does not permit to show on the surface. While this possibly is not always the case, it does establish a linkage between drugs and increasing difficulties with crime, production, program execution and the modern breakdown of the social and industrial culture.

These factors are all part of the biochemical problem.


We have known since 1968 that it is a mistake to try to do mental and spiritual handling on somebody who has been on drugs. People who have been on drugs do not make case gain* until the drugs are handled.

In 1977, I stated that LSD apparently stays in the system, lodging in the tissues and mainly the fatty tissues of the body and is liable to go into action again, giving the person unpredictable ‘trips.’

From the most recent research developments, it now appears that: Not only LSD but other chemical poisons and toxins, preservatives, pesticides, etc, as well as medical drugs and the long list of heavy street drugs (angel dust, heroin, marijuana, etc.) can lodge in the tissues and remain in the body for years.

Even medicinal drugs such as diet pills, codeine, novocaine and others have gone into ‘restim’ [restimulation] years after they were taken and had supposedly been eliminated from the body.

Thus it seems that any or all of these hostile biochemical substances can get caught up in the tissues and their accumulation probably disarranges the biochemistry and fluid balance of the body.

Drug residues can stop any mental health. They also stop a person’s life!

The removal of these life-hostile chemical substances from the body of any person apparently speeds, and in some cases even makes possible, case gain. It is even worth doing for its own sake.

The Purification Rundown, therefore, is for anyone.”

L. Ron Hubbard

I found that to understand what toxicity, chemical residue and the like could do to my body I had to be without those chemicals.  Now that I am not going into that deep emotional  effect that left me tired and exhausted, people seem different, life seems more interesting and colourful. Spiritually I am calm.
 D. B. Canberra

I have achieved a better state of mind and well being during my purification program. I am very excited at the future prospects of my life.
 K.G. – Artist 2008 Canberra


Excerpts from the first chapter of the book Clear Body Clear Mind
by L. Ron Hubbard

“The planet has hit a barrier which prevents any widespread social progress–drugs and other biochemical substances.

These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.

That’s the situation today.

We live in a biochemical society.

Bio means “life, of living things.” (It is from the Greek word bios, which means “life” or ‘way of life.”)

Chemical means “of or having to do with chemicals”. And chemicals are the substances, simple or complex, which are the building blocks of matter.

By biochemical is meant “the interaction of life forms and chemical substances.”

Toxic substance is a term which has been used to describe drugs, chemicals, or any substance shown to be poisonous or harmful to an organism. The word toxic comes from the Greek word toxikan which originally meant a poison in which arrows were dipped.

The human body is made up of certain exact chemicals and chemical compounds, and complex chemical processes go on continuously within it. Some substances, such as nutrients, air and water, are vital to the continuation of these processes and for maintaining the body’s health. Some substances are relatively neutral when entered into the body, causing neither benefit nor damage. Toxic substances are those which upset the body’s normal chemical balance or interfere with its chemical processes. Some of them can wreak havoc, blocking or perverting vital body functions and making the body ill or even killing it.

Detoxification would be the action of removing a poison or a poisonous effect from something. (such as from one’s body).


There has been an enormous volume of material written on the subject of toxic substances, their reported effects and their prospects for their handling. Examples abound in publications and news reports.

Unfortunately, the current environment is becoming permeated with these life-hostile elements. Drugs, radioactive wastes, pollutants and chemical agents of various types are all a part of the scene and, apparently, more and more prevalent as time goes on.

According to studies, even some of the things that are put in a can of peas or a can of soup are to be considered toxic. They are preservatives and the action of a preservative is to impede decay. yet digestion and cellular action are based on decay. In other words, those things might be great for the manufacturer as they preserve his product, but they could be very bad for the consumer. It is not that I am on a food faddism kick or a kick against preservatives, the point is that man is surrounded by toxins. This one example alone (preservatives in food) is an example of the degree to which one can be confronted with toxic substances in the course of daily living.

And with the enemies of various countries using widespread drug addiction as a defeatist mechanism, with nations vying with each other in the manufacture and testing of nuclear weapons (and so increasing the amount of radioactive free materials in the environment), with painkillers and sedatives so easily available and with the increase use of industrial and agricultural chemicals, to say nothing of the substances developed for chemical warfare, we face a growing problem.

Putting it quite bluntly, this society, at this time, is riddled with toxic substances.

To briefly point out certain data regarding those substances which pose a threat to individuals and to society at large will bring the biochemical situation more clearly into focus.


Research has demonstrated that the single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.

The acceleration of widespread use of drugs such as LSD, heroin, cocaine, “angel dust,” marijuana and a long list of others has contributed heavily to a debilitated society. Reportedly, some of these can cause brain and nerve damage. Marijuana, for example, so favoured by college students who are supposed to be getting bright today so they can be executives tomorrow, has been reported capable of causing brain atrophy. Even schoolchildren have been shoved into drugs. And children of drug-taking mothers have been born as druggies.

I have even established that there is such a thing as a “drug personality.” It is artificial and is caused by drugs. Drugs can apparently change the attitude of a person from his original personality to one secretly harbouring hostilities and hatreds he does not permit to show on the surface. While this may not hold true in all cases, it does establish a link between drugs and increasing difficulties with crime, production and the modern breakdown of social and industrial culture.

The devastating physiological effects of drugs are the subject of newspaper headlines routinely. That they also result in a breakdown of mental alertness and ethical fiber is all too obvious.

The drug scene is planet wide. It is swimming in blood and human misery.

But, vicious and damaging though they are, street drugs are actually only one part of the biochemical problem.


The most likely place for a toxic substance to lock up is in the fatty tissue. It has been said that in middle age and past middle age, a body’s ability to break down fat lessens. So here we have, apparently, a situation of toxic substances locked up in fatty tissue and the fatty tissue is not getting broken down, and so such toxic substances could accumulate.

My interest in these somewhat brutal truths was not born only of an objective to resolve the physical ills of individuals. Rather, it was a continuation of my initial research involving the freeing of man as a spirit and handling, on this route, any barriers needing to be resolved.

The Purification program is a proffered answer to the barrier we call the biochemical problem. It could be called a “long-range detoxification program.” While it is addressed primarily to the handling of drug residues lodged in the body, it is possible that there are many toxic substances which the body accumulates which the program may accelerate getting rid of.

My concern in developing the Purification program has not been with handling bodies. My research for many, many years has been carried out with the purpose of freeing man spiritually. My original inquiry was into the nature of man and the bulk of my work has always addressed man as a spiritual being. When barriers to this have arisen, those barriers have merited further research and resolution.

The Purification program was developed to meet a growing threat to mental and spiritual advancement and well-being stemming from the more and more common use of drugs and biochemical substances in the current culture.

Its procedures do not supplant technology developed earlier, especially in Narconon drug rehabilitation centers for handling persons currently on drugs and apt to experience withdrawal symptoms when taken off them. The purification program would be begun only after such technology was applied.

There are no medicines or drugs used on the Purification program. The only dosages recommended are those classified as food. There are no medical recommendations or claims made for the program. The only claim is future spiritual improvement.

The data contained herein is a record of researches and results noted; it cannot be construed as a recommendation for medical treatment or medication, and it is undertaken or delivered by any individual on his own responsibility.

If the Purification program can be used to salvage even a part of a civilization sick from the onslaught of drugs and other toxic substances, then perhaps there is hope for all that civilization.”

L. Ron Hubbard

Also see the Purification Rundown website. Plus here is the Truth About Drugs DVD.

Locate the Church of Scientology of Canberra here.

There are many other courses here at Category: Courses. Feel free to browse.

There is also this article about radiation in Japan. This page can also be found in part here, and here.

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