L. Ron Hubbard

“My own philosophy is that one should share what wisdom he has, one should help others to help themselves….”

L. Ron Hubbard was an author and humanitarian whose works include discoveries in the fields of education, morality, criminal reform, as well as drug rehabilitation and detoxification.

Decades ago, Mr. Hubbard warned that science had outstripped the civilizing influence of the humanities. Never an abstract social critic, Mr. Hubbard set about to develop the means for society to meet the challenges before it.

The remarkably effective methods that he developed are the basis of the social betterment programs that the Association for Better Living and Education International (ABLE) supports across diverse communities around the globe. These secular, grassroots activities utilize the technologies Mr. Hubbard developed to address fundamental barriers to human progress.

Mr. Hubbard stated, “My own philosophy is that one should share what wisdom he has, one should help others to help themselves…” Consistent with this, ABLE programs are dedicated to educating others to overcome social barriers that individuals, families and communities face, empowering them with knowledge they can use to help themselves and others.

Mr. Hubbard’s humanitarian programs, under the auspices of ABLE and the international social betterment organizations—Applied Scholastics, Narconon, Criminon and The Way to Happiness Foundation—have grown to encompass more than 3,000 groups and activities in over 75 nations, touching the lives of millions.

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Supporting Global Social Betterment Programs

ABLE supports, promotes and coordinates the programs of four organizations dedicated to social betterment:


Providing effective drug rehabilitation and prevention programs

Applied Scholastics

Empowering educators and students with effective literacy and study tools

The Way to Happiness

A grass-roots movement giving others common sense guide to better living


Educational and life skills programs to end the cycle of criminality