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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.…

A Race Against Drug Abuse in Taiwan

A Race Against Drug Abuse in Taiwan

More than a thousand participants and fans took part in an anti-drug road run in Kaohsiung, organized by the local chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World and Lions Clubs International. The Director-general of Kaohsiung City’s education bureau welcomed…

Tackling Rising Drug Abuse in Bangladesh

Tackling Rising Drug Abuse in Bangladesh

Mohammad Mohsin Uddin is committed to reversing the scourge of drug abuse and addiction in his country. A student at BRAC University and director of the Bangladesh chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World, Uddin mobilized faculty and fellow students to tackle…

Community Leaders Confident After Drug-Free World Workshop

Community Leaders Confident After Drug-Free World Workshop

With an estimated 2,000 Californians dying of opioid overdose in 2016, representatives of various community groups and drug education professionals from Northern California had a strong motivation for attending the in-depth training program on the Truth About Drugs initiative March 10…

Drug-Free Youth Association Partners With Drug-Free World

Drug-Free Youth Association Partners With Drug-Free World

Lead singer Khai Aziz of hardcore punk band Second Combat uses music to reach kids with the truth about drugs. As president of the Drug-Free Youth Association of Kuala Lumpur, Aziz visits schools to urge youths to resist the lure of…

Niagara High Schoolers Learn the Truth About Drugs

Niagara High Schoolers Learn the Truth About Drugs

With Ontario seeing a 68 percent spike in drug overdose deaths in 2017, a series of Truth About Drugs lectures at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in Waterloo could not have been more timely. But the most positive thing about the…

Bringing the Truth About Drugs to Bolivia

Bringing the Truth About Drugs to Bolivia

​​Not too long ago, Santa Cruz de la Sierra was little more than an agrarian outpost in Bolivia’s Tropical Lowlands. But its transformation into one of the world’s fastest-growing cities has brought with it certain liabilities, including drugs. As described by one…

Going the Distance for Drug Abuse Awareness

Going the Distance for Drug Abuse Awareness

A team of Scientologists, dressed in bright aqua T-shirts to promote drug-free living, joined the thousands racing in the 40th annual Los Angeles Firecracker run to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018. After successfully completing the race, the volunteers handed out copies…

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…

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