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German Scientologists Bring Good Sense to the Fights Against Drugs

German Scientologists Bring Good Sense to the Fights Against Drugs

Germany has the dubious distinction of dominating European rankings on drug use, according to a wastewater analysis study of 56 European cities in 19 countries. Released by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction (EMCDDA), the study found five German cities…

30th Annual Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic

30th Annual Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic

Drug overdoses killed 72,000 Americans last year. And according to the Tampa Bay Times, “the crisis is far worse in Florida than the nation, as fatal overdoses spiked 47 percent from 2015 to 2016, more than double the national rate.” But…

Voices for Humanity Combats Drugs With Khai Aziz

Voices for Humanity Combats Drugs With Khai Aziz

Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of renowned punk rock singer and anti-drug advocate Khai…

Voices for Humanity Joins Janice Storey in Telling Baja California Sur the Truth About Drugs

Voices for Humanity Joins Janice Storey in Telling Baja California Sur the Truth About Drugs

Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of anti-drug activist, Janice Storey, premiering Nov. 21, 2018. VOICES FOR…

Spreading a Drug-Free Message to the Sacramento Community

Spreading a Drug-Free Message to the Sacramento Community

Concerned Sacramentans joined forces to reach out to kids and educate them on the harmful effects of drugs. Carol’s Books hosted the program at its Del Paso Boulevard store in North Sacramento. Foundation for a Drug-Free World volunteers handed out hundreds of Truth About…

The Substance Abuse Prevention Summit Returns to Detroit Oct. 25

Empowerment Zone Coalition (EZC) is hosting a Substance Abuse Prevention Summit on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The summit, entitled “Rebuilding The Village: One Youth At A Time,” will…

Drug-Free World India is Tackling a National Crisis

 Drug consumption affects millions of children and youth in India. According to a study by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, one to three percent of the population of most states of India are on drugs, in comparison with Europe,…

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…

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