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Elan Recovery + Wellness to Hold Grand Opening Event

Elan Recovery + Wellness to Hold Grand Opening Event

Elan Recovery + Wellness, an innovative treatment program, is pleased to announce its grand opening event on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Conceived from an industry call to action for change, Elan’s standards of care,…

Using the Momentum of the Big Game to Make an Impact on the Opioid Epidemic

Using the Momentum of the Big Game to Make an Impact on the Opioid Epidemic

A preliminary count of 2017 casualties in Minnesota’s Hennepin County shows 162 of the deaths were opioid-related. And among those who died in 2016 was Prince, one of Minneapolis’ most famous native sons. Volunteers from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World…

The Truth About Drugs at the NFL Championship Weekend

The Truth About Drugs at the NFL Championship Weekend

More than 64,000 Americans died of overdose in 2016. In Minneapolis — where the big game will be played — and the surrounding county, overdose deaths spiked by 57.7 percent. And although the national statistics are not yet in for 2017, the…

Speaking Up in the Heart of New York About America's Drug Crisis

Speaking Up in the Heart of New York About America's Drug Crisis

At a time when more Americans are dying of drug overdoses than from car crashes, gun violence, or HIV/AIDS, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World reached out, bringing their Truth About Drugs campaign to millions. The Foundation aired its drug prevention public…

Getting Educated on the Truth About Drugs

Getting Educated on the Truth About Drugs

A training session hosted by the Church of Scientology Los Angeles and held by the Los Angeles chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World provided a group of community activists with a tool to aid them in their battle to end drug abuse—the Truth About Drugs educational program. Those attending the workshop…

SANCA WESTERN CAPE: Leading Service Provider in the Field of Abuse Prevention & Treatment

SANCA WESTERN CAPE: Leading Service Provider in the Field of Abuse Prevention & Treatment

SANCA WESTERN CAPE is the leading service provider in the field of abuse, prevention and treatment. They are well-known for providing specialised services like abuse prevention, out-patient treatment, capacity building and training and related corporate services by a multi-disciplinary team.…

Narconon Saves the Life of a Teen Caught in the Trap of Cocaine

Narconon Saves the Life of a Teen Caught in the Trap of Cocaine

She was young — still in her teens. She was bright, pretty, artistic. She came from a well-to-do family … and she was addicted to cocaine. The night her sister-in-law drove the young teenager to Narconon began as a bleak one…

Sharing the Truth About Drugs on Martin Luther King Day of Service

Sharing the Truth About Drugs on Martin Luther King Day of Service

Nonprofits from across Sacramento marked Martin Luther King Day of Service by reaching out to the community at the 5th Annual North Sacramento Wellness Expo at Grant High School. The theme was Mind, Body and Soul 2018 and among the services promoted…

What Will It Take to Make Cyprus Drug-Free?

What Will It Take to Make Cyprus Drug-Free?

As her children approached their teen years, things changed for Stella Esmeralda. She realized that although Cyprus is one of the safest countries on Earth, it is not perfect. What concerned the artist and mother from Limassol was drugs —…

An All-Out Offensive Against Drug Abuse in Kenya

An All-Out Offensive Against Drug Abuse in Kenya

As in any country that acts as a transit point for the trafficking of heroin, the youth of Kenya are at risk. The Giselle Foundation is committed to reaching young people before the dealers do. The group’s mission is “to provide life-changing…

Hollywood and the Gift of a Drug-Free Christmas

Hollywood and the Gift of a Drug-Free Christmas

Walking down Hollywood Boulevard is a mixed experience. Many families come on vacation from all over the world to see the famous city, check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Tourists also have their photos taken with “famous superheroes”…

Detox.com Announces the Top 10 Jobs That Have the Highest Risk for Substance Use Disorder

Detox.com Announces the Top 10 Jobs That Have the Highest Risk for Substance Use Disorder

A recent study has found that more people may be addicted to drugs or alcohol at your workplace than you think. In fact, Detox.com has found that 15 percent of Americans in the workforce admit to having used alcohol at…

Drug-Free World Ads on Times Square Thanksgiving Weekend

Drug-Free World Ads on Times Square Thanksgiving Weekend

In the face of epidemic drug abuse, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World is reaching out to families Thanksgiving weekend to help young people avoid the tragedy of drug addiction. From Nov. 20-27, three of the Foundation's award-winning public service announcements are…

Ignite Hope Awards Scholarship Funding After Naperville Half Marathon Challenge

​​​Kate Schneider, CEO of Ignite Hope, challenged youth engaged in her program to beat her in this year’s Naperville Half Marathon held in Oct. for the chance to win $1,000 in scholarship funding. Ignite Hope aims to help young adults…

Ottawa Scientologists March to Raise Awareness on Drugs

Ottawa Scientologists March to Raise Awareness on Drugs

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Ottawa march around Parliament every week to promote drug education as a vital component in Canada’s drug prevention policy. Overdose has taken the lives of thousands of Canadians since the turn of this century — lives that…

Scientologists Bring the Truth About Drugs to Seahawks Fans

Scientologists Bring the Truth About Drugs to Seahawks Fans

Oct. 29 was a fortunate day for Seahawks fans on two counts. First, it was a thrilling game with their team ending 41-38 over Houston despite being down 38-34 and out of timeouts with 1 minute and 39 seconds left…

Seattle Drug-Free World Volunteers Team Up With Educators to Reach Youth

Seattle Drug-Free World Volunteers Team Up With Educators to Reach Youth

​Volunteers with the Seattle chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World fanned out over western Washington in October to help educators reach youth with the truth about drugs. At the Society of Health and Physical Educators conference, volunteers distributed more…

'Disrupt: The Process of Drug Addiction' (Kindle Edition) By: Fredrick Norfleet, United States Navy Veteran

'Disrupt: The Process of Drug Addiction' (Kindle Edition) By: Fredrick Norfleet, United States Navy Veteran

Praise for Disrupt: The Process of Drug addiction by Fredrick B. Norfleet, United States Navy Veteran. Published by F.B. Norfleet Publishing.' Norfleet's book, "Disrupt: The Process of Drug Addiction" (July 2017, F.B. Norfleet Publishing), is available in Kindle Edition. One Audible said:…

Scientology Nashville Red Ribbon Week Focuses on Opioid Crisis

Scientology Nashville Red Ribbon Week Focuses on Opioid Crisis

More than 1,600 Tennesseans died in 2016 of drug overdose from opiates, illicit drugs and other medications such as benzodiazepines—a 12 percent increase over the year before. Although state officials have taken steps to successfully curb opiate prescriptions, there has been an unintended…

Cycling 60 Km in the Name of Drug-Free Living

Cycling 60 Km in the Name of Drug-Free Living

2017 marked the 45th anniversary of Pordenone Pedala (Pordenone Rides) a 60 km bicycle tour through one of the loveliest valleys of the Italian Alps. Drug prevention volunteers from the Church of Scientology Pordenone’s Truth About Drugs initiative were among…

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