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Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program Now Offering Pet Friendly Rehab Options

Solutions 4 Recovery now offers a pet-friendly policy for its Southern California addiction and dual diagnosis rehabilitation programming. Allowing clients to bring their beloved pet to rehab can enhance the treatment experience, as well as reduce anxiety that often accompanies…

Drug-Free World Germany National Conference Sets Goals for the Coming Year

As reported in Die Welt, “Germany risks suffering an opioid epidemic similar to that seen in the USA,” according to Christoph Stein, director of the anesthesiology department at Berlin’s Charité Hospital, Europe’s largest university clinic.  “The use of opioids per person in…

Education Can Help Prevent Synthetic Drug Overdose

Synthetic drug overdose dominated many conversations at the seven drug education booths Foundation for a Drug-Free World set up and manned on National Night Out in Washington, D.C. The booths were set up by the D.C. chapter of Foundation for a…

America's Birthday Celebrated With a Drug-Free Pledge

The community of Mountainair, at the foothills of the Manzano Mountains in Torrance County, New Mexico, burst into celebration June 30 at their Firecracker Jubilee. The town hosted a parade, an antique car show and numerous booths offering food, activities,…

Heroin and Meth Abuse Countered by Effective Drug Education

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World brought its drug education booth to the annual Cheyenne Superdays event.  Visitors were relieved to know about the foundation’s program to counter the city’s heroin and methamphetamine problem — fact-based drug education. For the past three…

Church of Scientology Hosts 'Drug Abuse: Preventing It Together'

​Aiming for an international society free of drug abuse, the United Nations named June 26th as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. In keeping with the purpose of the day, the Church of Scientology, in partnership with Drug-Free Tennessee, held…

Serenity Addiction Treatment Center Bolsters Its Clinical Team With the Addition of Melissa MacGown, LMFT

Serenity is proud to announce the addition of Melissa MacGown, LMFT to its expanding Clinical Team. In addition to providing individualized and group therapy to Serenity’s exclusive clientele, MacGown will leverage her extensive substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment experience to…

Scientologists Launch a Massive Day of Drug Prevention

​​​Last year’s World Drug Report estimated a quarter of a billion people used drugs at least once in 2015. Some 29.5 million were problem users, and globally, there were an estimated 190,900 drug-related deaths. No country is immune to the…

16th Annual Cyclo-Run Rolls Through the Czech Republic for a Drug-Free Country

Athletes on the 16th annual Cyclo-run for a Drug-Free Czech Republic, the country’s longest and most enduring drug prevention sports campaign, ride and run throughout the country to reach youth with the truth about drugs.  They travel throughout Czech providing…

Albuquerque Youth Armed With the Truth About Drugs

Albuquerque youth aged 9-12 attended a full week of summer camp activities at “Camp Fearless,” organized by the Albuquerque Police Department. The program included drug education on the final day, provided by the New Mexico chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free…

Drug-Free Summertime Fun in Brighton Colorado

Foundation for a Drug-Free World Colorado set up a booth at SummerFest in Brighton, Colorado, to reach out to the town and surrounding area with the truth about drugs. With the state suffering the worst overdose epidemic in its history, the…

Shocking Stories Confirm the Need for Drug Prevention

​Children turned into drug runners, substances created from rat poison — these were only two of the stories the Drug-Free Marathon athletes heard from youngsters they spoke to on this year’s 42-day journey through Hungary. For 17 years, the Drug-Free Hungary…

Marijuana by the Numbers: What Do Pasadena Teens and Parents Need to Know?

Volunteers handed out more than 10,000 copies of "The Truth About Marijuana" booklets in downtown Pasadena Saturday, May 20. They plan to blow this away this weekend. Anyone wishing to help is invited to be at the Church of Scientology…

Kids Are the Collateral Damage in Today's New York Times Exposé

A May 29 New York Times article reveals how the opioid epidemic was fueled by a company’s aggressive marketing campaign. “Purdue Pharma knew its opioids were widely abused,” writes The Times’ Barry Meier. “A confidential Justice Department report found the company was aware…

44-Day Run Through Hungary in the Name of a Drug-Free Country

The Drug-Free Hungary Marathon is not only the largest sports-related drug prevention campaign in Hungary, it is one of the largest in Europe. Team members run for 44 days, traveling to towns and cities throughout the entire country.  In each town they…

Bringing the Truth About Drugs to the Commonwealth Games

As April approached and the Gold Coast prepared to host the Commonwealth Games for the first time, a team of volunteers rallied to make an impact on Australia’s spiraling drug abuse problem. With hundreds of thousands expected to attend the multi-sport…

Nationwide Drug Take-Back Programs Fight Opioid Epidemic, Remove Temptations From the Home

Cordant Health Solutions, a leading provider of innovative monitoring tools for behavioral health and chronic pain organizations, sponsors its own easy-to-use, year-round prescription take-back program. Cordant partners with healthcare providers, substance use disorder treatment centers and hospitals to offer this…

Bringing the Truth About Drugs to the Frank Shorter 5K RACE4 Kids' Health

Thousands of runners of all ages participated in the Frank Shorter 5K RACE4Kids’ Health and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World was there to cheer them on. The importance of drug education and prevention is highlighted by the news reported in the Denver…

Learning How to Talk to People About Drugs

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World held a World Health Day drug education workshop at the Brussels branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe that not only introduced those attending to the Foundation’s booklets and films, it also gave them experience with presenting the…

This is Not the Marijuana They Smoked at Woodstock

​​​The Church of Scientology Pasadena hosted a seminar April 7 to promote drug education as a way anyone can help in the face of the drug epidemic. The seminar featured the Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s Truth About Drugs initiative.…

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