John Travolta Wants Action Taken on Drug Abuse in Hollywood

Tommy Zimmer
Tommy Zimmer 5 Min Read

Daniel “Danny” Zuko from Grease was what most people will always identify actor John Travolta as. It is maybe his most iconic role and something he will be continually remembered for. It’s the type of role that most actors would beg for. Since then, the actor has portrayed even more challenging roles such as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction and Chili Palmer in Get Shorty. Travolta has taken on many fights such as the battle to help children with special needs. He started the Jett Travolta Foundation following his son Jett’s death in 2009 while on a vacation in the Bahamas. Jett had struggled with autism and regularly had seizures. It was a tragic death he credited Scientology and his immediate family as being the reasons he continued on with life and his film career.

Since then, Travolta has decided to take on a new fight: substance abuse. While at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre 44th Anniversary Gala, he made a direct statement about the need to do something about it in Hollywood. “Something needs to be done about all the artists we’re losing to drugs because I’m tired of it,” Travolta stated. He attributed his reasoning for speaking on it because of his passion for this fight.

“I don’t want to lose any more artists,” Travolta stated. “It’s too much already.” In nearby Orange County, the Orange County Register noted that fatal drug overdoses got up to at least four hundred during 2015. This was a sixty-three percent increase from the number in 2005, which was at 246. It was a six percent increase from 2014.

About 286 of those deaths were from overdoses involving heroin, prescriptions painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet and other opioids. It’s tough to think that so many people suffer from using these drugs and others such as Adderall. It could be challenging to ponder going to an Adderall rehab. Things may not be easy for anyone dealing with an addiction and it might be that someone such as Travolta is calling for you to seek help. This could come from your loved ones during an intervention held.

Recognizing the benefits of an Adderall rehab might be something very straightforward for Scientologists. “Scientologists do use prescribed medical drugs when physically ill and also rely on the advice and treatment of medical doctors,” the Church states. “They consider drugs cause extremely damaging effects on a person – physically, mentally and spiritually. Specifically, that drugs decrease awareness and hinder abilities.”

The Church says they accept drugs but they don’t seem to accept them all. Instead, Ron L. Hubbard, their founder, developed a solution to these harmful and difficult drugs. “Mr. Hubbard developed an entire body of technology to enable individuals to recover from the harmful mental and spiritual effects of drugs, including the Purification Rundown,” The Church stated.

The Purification Rundown is a detox system that, “enables an individual to rid himself of the harmful effects of drugs, toxins and other chemicals that lodge in the body and create a biochemical barrier to spiritual well-being.” It involves a, “tightly supervised regimen of exercise, sauna and nutrition.” Some of this does not sound anything different than an ordinary detox experience at the Adderall rehab.

The Scientologist beliefs on drugs and substance abuse seem to be compatible. They understand how harmful certain drugs can be and are against them. However, it’s not obvious how much tolerance they have for someone abusing those drugs they’re banned from abusing and being able to get away with it. Yet, there seems to be compatibility mostly.

The question is: just who would go to a Scientology church for Adderall rehab? Despite the Church Travolta calls allegiance to and its strange stance on the substance abuse issue, there continues to be a need, as Travolta stated, for substance abuse rehab.

About the author: Tommy Zimmer is a writer whose work has appeared online and in print. His work covers a variety of topics, including politics, economics, health and wellness, addiction and recovery and the entertainment industry.

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Tommy Zimmer is a writer whose work has appeared online and in print. His work covers a variety of topics, including politics, economics, health and wellness, consumer electronics, and the entertainment industry.