Herbal medicines, cigarettes, and coffee are psychoactive, and many Sea Org workers take full doses.
St. John's Wort: blocks serotonin
reuptake, similar to Prozac
Ginkgo: increases acetylcholine
activity, similar to Tacrine or Cognex.
Panax Ginseng: increases acetylcholine, similar to Tacrine and other anti-Alzheimer's drugs.
Kava: enhances neurotransmitter GABA
activity, similar to Valium and Xanax
Alcohol: increases dopamine
, similar to Wellbutrin
Nicotine: (cigarettes) increases dopamine, similar to Wellbutrin
: (Coffee, tea, and some soda) stimulates the central nervous system; Wikipedia says it is
the world's most widely consumed psychoactive substance
My point is not that coffee, or ginseng, or beer are BAD, just that the Scientologists are altering their brain cells with these substances, while they preach against "psych drugs" that ALSO target serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters.
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