Here's a Scientologist from the Los Angeles area who has quite a story about how she got into Scientology and the way she has used Scientology applied religious philosophy to improve her life:
Scientology - Patty O'Neill Schwartz a Scientologist - find out what I have gained from Scientology...
Patty tells how she came to find Scientology when she was looking for better solutions to handle drug addicts - which was her profession at the time.
Here is a site which goes into Scientology drug programs and activities, and how they are used by people in all walks of life:
Scientology Effective Solutions - Drug Abuse Information