I have read several stories written by former Scientologists, who complain about being addicted to Scientology auditing. I have no reason to disbelieve their stories, although I have a different auditing experience. Personally, I received only 20 minutes of Dianetics auditing, which is, obviously, not enough to develop an addiction. But I had delivered almost 500 hours of Dianetics auditing to my WOG friends. My auditing was based on Volumes I and II of Dianetics Series; public Scientologists rejected my services because I was at the very bottom of the Bridge chart. None of my friends had developed a Dianetics auditing addiction. Last year I found some interesting data that could possibly explain the auditing addiction phenomenon. A woman, whose name was withheld by the media for privacy reasons, had several meetings with her lawyer, Michael W. Fine. After the meetings she discovered that she couldn't remember parts of their conversation. She brought a recording device to one of the meetings and found out that she was hypnotized and sexually abused by Fine. Eventually, Fine was arrested, plead guilty and received jail term. Here is a link to the story https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...then-he-molested-them/?utm_term=.10ecf6fb68f3 To me this story was a complete surprise -- before reading it I thought that a person cannot be hypnotized without their consent. CoS could have used similar techniques to make auditing an addiction. That would require specially trained auditors, a regular Dianetics auditor doesn't have the required skills. But nothing would stop the cult from harming its members in the name of the money. Not all people could be hypnotized, that would explain why not all Scientologists became addicted to Scientology auditing.