(It is essential that the auditor have the Pre- OT limit his attention to the specific area of the body found, so as not to stir up other BT or cluster masses. And it is essential not to overrun this action and start in on other BTs who were not part of this incident and to whom this does not apply.)
One can ask for a drug or a drug incident on a specific BT or cluster, provided it is limited to that area, and not asked generally.
On a prepared list such as a C/ S 53 being done on an OT III or above, if you get a read on any of the lines in the Drug section of the C/ S 53, be sure to find the position of the BT or cluster that the read is coming from (per HCOB 4 Jul 79 HANDLING CORRECTION LISTS ON OTs).
Heavy this lifetime mutual drug incidents (or drug trips) can be Dated and Located, but realize that a this lifetime incident is late on the track, and that there could be an earlier (whole track) mutual incident (ref: Cumulatlve clusters).
There was a case who refused to do a Purification RD, who was handled by the techniques given above, and then became willing to do the Purification RD, as he now realized that he had been the effect of drugs and now wanted to get it handled.
Prior Assessment: There is a way to use the Prior Assessment to taking drugs at this level. By taking up the somatics and misemotions the person experienced prior to taking drugs (as is done in a Drug RD), you can then find the BT or cluster and blow it. Instead of running the Prior Assessment item by R3RA as one would do on a Drug RD, (and you must be very careful not to run any R3R or R3RA), you simply take up a reading somatic or misemotion from the list of somatics Prior to taking drugs, have the Pre- OT locate where the BT or cluster is by position in relation to the body, and blow the BT or cluster by usual techniques. This technique has proven very effective in handling two somatic- shut- off cases.
SOMATIC SHUT- OFF CASES
You can find a BT with misemotion on drugs, and especially with an absence of emotion, absence of sensation, absence of perception, absence of feeling. The “lack of_____” or the “absence of_____”, (the blank being any emotion, feeling or perception), is just as common on drugs and drug items as the somatic item connected with the drug. (Hence somatic shut- offs caused by drugs and medicines, etc.) These have in earlier materials been called “negative items” due to the absence or lack of an expected emotion, feeling or perception. Whether this “negative item” is the result of a somatic being suppressed by a drug or anesthetic, or whether it is an inability to feel or perceive due to a drug in the body or an accumulation of drugs in the body, such “negative items” are equally important to ask for and to handle in the handling of drugs, as are somatics and misemotions induced by drugs. As these “negative items” are an omitted (a notthereness of something), they may not be noticed or volunteered by a pc unless asked for them, and sometimes pcs come up to an awareness of a numb area of the body.
The following case histories (reported by FSO C/ Ses), of case handlings piloted on the subject of drugs on OT III Pre- OTs show what can be done:
PROGRAM FOR THE OT DRUG RD
A. SET- UP:
The case must be set- up for the OT Drug RD by doing the Purification RD, and this is essential. (Obviously there would be no point in trying to handle BTs/ clusters hung up in drugs while there is still a residue of drugs remaining in the body.) The only apparent exception to this rule would be as described in this issue, where some drug handling might have to be done in order to get the Purification RD done, but this would be rare and would be followed by the Purification RD, then the full steps of the OT Drug RD. Not only is the Purification RD a required set- up, but there is a very great deal to be gained from doing it as the reader of this issue will understand.
B. THE OT DRUG RD:
1. Based on folder study and as deemed necessary by the C/ S a case can be prepared for the RD by assessing and handling a C/ S 53 (in accordance with HCOB 4 Jul 79 HANDLING CORRECTION LISTS ON OTs), or even a GF 40 Expanded. (Ref: C/ S Series 1 - 10, C/ S Series 17.) This step would at least include getting the Ruds in, and may contain other specific needed repair actions if the case has had a rough time in previous auditing or on Advanced Courses. This step requires some C/ S skill so as not to over- do nor under- do the Repair, as covered in C/ S Series 17.
2. Date/ Locate reading (charged) cluster- making drug incidents (i. e. heavy trips, anesthetic operations, severe medicinal drugs or medication), in this lifetime. These having happened to the Pre- OT’s current body, tend to be held in common as mutual incidents.
Use the procedure for handling clusters (or cumulative clusters).
3. Handle any pressure areas and any numb (lacking sensation) areas of the body by locating where the area is, assessing for the mutual incident, Date/ Locating it, IIs and Is, copies.
4. Take any previously given Drug somatic items, or newly list any additional items connected with reading drugs, medicines, etc., and assess for reading somatic item. (DO NOT RUN ANY R3R OR R3RA) If the BT or cluster that had that item is still there, it will read on the meter. Locate the BT or cluster that the somatic item belongs to by meter read on the position in relation to the body. Blow the BT or cluster by usual OT III actions, (i. e. Inc II, Inc I, or cluster handling or cumulative cluster handling).
(Caution: It can occur that the BT or cluster who had that item has already blown, but some other BT or cluster is copying it, giving a false apparency that the item still exists. This is described and the handling for it is given in Section III OT, ADDITIONAL SHEET, NOTES ON RUNNING, page 2.)
Be sure to include here any “negative items” previously given, or to list for these, and handle these too, as above.
On this step one exhausts all reading drug somatic items and all reading drugs. (Caution: Never run anything that does not read. Buttons may be checked on unreading items, but if it doesn’t read, do not take it up.)
(Note: If you run into an item that was badly messed up in earlier auditing on R3R or R3RA, you may have to repair it by assessing an L3RF using the item as the prefix, with the Pre- OT holding his attention on that specific BT. Indicate only, do not attempt any engram running, when repaired, blow the BT or cluster with usual OT III techniques, if not already blown on the L3RF.)
5. Prior Assessment. Take up any previously listed, now reading, misemotion or somatic item, or “negative item” given on a Prior Assessment to drugs or alcohol or medicine, and handle with the same procedure given in #4 above. Find out when the person started taking drugs or medicine, and 2WC for any prior somatics (and “negative items”) and handle any of these that read, as in #9 above.
6. LDN OT III RB. Assess and handle an LDN OT III RB to clean the case up. This will either go to an F/ Ning list rather easily, or the case will return to Solo. (As some cases who have attested previously, may find more to run after the OT Drug RD, but this will not always be so.)
WARNING: Although it is stated in earlier materials that an item once having read, even though it does not currently read, should be run, that does not apply to the OT Drug RD. If the BT or cluster whose item it is is still present the item will read. If the item no longer reads the BT or cluster has already blown or it is Suppressed or Invalidated. One must not run any unreading item as doing so risks giving other BTs and clusters on the case (to whom this item does not apply) a wrong item, which can be very upsetting to the case. It can also result in other BTs obsessively copying the item and making it more solid. Refer to the section on Misownership in HCOB 22 Dec 79. False reads will have the same effect, so the auditor must know how to read a meter, and should only use a serviced meter, preferably a Mark VI. Flows of an item are not taken up, only the item, for obvious reasons.
COMPLETION AND NEXT STEP
When the Pre- OT has completed the above Steps 1 - 6, the OT Drug RD is complete and the Pre- OT is sent to declare. He or she would then be advised of the next step, either next OT level, NED for OTs, (sometimes a return to Solo III materials). The Pre- OT will be in
very good shape and if the OT Drug RD has been well audited and C/ Sed, will probably make
faster case gain on subsequent actions, and will probably have a faster learning rate, in addition to case gains made on this RD. Although these should not be promised, their absence should result in an immediate FES and repair of the RD.
While it is possible that the Solo auditor will blow a lot of these BTs and clusters that were affected by drugs during Solo auditing on OT III or OT III Expanded, and while some cases might not have to have the OT Drug RD, it is probable that the majority of cases will need this RD to handle the effects of drugs, medicines, etc., especially those who have had heavy drugs.
Each of the methods given herein have been tested and proven workable. Sometimes there have been dramatic results from these handlings of drugs given herein on cases who hung fire or were resistive.
Provided you do not make the error of broadly asking for drugs on cases at this level (which would cause over- restimulation), you now have the means for handling drugs at the level of OT III and OT III Expanded.
L. RON HUBBARD FOUNDER