The Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) has the purpose of reversing the social decay that threatens our societies by resolving the worst problems that plague man today—drugs, crime, illiteracy and immorality—utilizing the breakthrough discoveries and secular methodologies developed by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.

This is done by supporting, promoting and coordinating the programs of four organizations dedicated to social betterment:

  • Narconon International
  • Criminon International
  • Applied Scholastics International
  • The Way to Happiness Foundation International

A Coordinating Body

While each of the above four activities (Narconon, Criminon, Applied Scholastics and The Way to Happiness Foundation) are non-profit organizations in their own right and each have their own goals and missions, ABLE is the umbrella organization that serves as a coordinating body, provides guidance, support and promotion and ensures that these programs are known, made available and reach entire communities and populations thereby improving the lives of people they serve.

ABLE is a secular (non-religious), non-profit corporate entity with its international headquarters in Los Angeles and offices on each continent.

Our headquarters in Los Angeles, California

Supporting, promoting and coordinating four major global social betterment programs:


The effects drugs and alcohol have on our society are disastrous. Narconon provides drug education and effective drug rehabilitation programs...


Applied Scholastics International

Offering training to educators on effective educational solutions, with uniquely effective curricula that start by teaching students how to learn...



Providing life skills and educational programs to offenders and at-risk individuals that help them lead productive and crime-free lives...


The Way to Happiness Foundation International

The Way to Happiness Foundation's campaign is the largest grass-roots movement in the world promoting sound principles of conduct...