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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…

Scientologists Ongoing Campaign to End Drug Abuse in Taiwan

Scientologists Ongoing Campaign to End Drug Abuse in Taiwan

Living up to their reputation as an “Excellent Religion,” volunteers from the Church of Scientology Kaohsiung and the many Church of Scientology Missions of Taiwan continue to carry out humanitarian programs for the benefit of their communities. Throughout the year they volunteer…

Addiction: It's Never Too Late to Change Your Life

Addiction: It's Never Too Late to Change Your Life

Before coming to Narconon Suncoast, one recent graduate of the program reached rock bottom. His life fell apart.  “I was strung out on heroin and crack,” he says. “I had sold all of my belongings and destroyed every relationship I had with friends…

Miami Volunteers Raising Awareness of the Dangers of Drugs

Miami Volunteers Raising Awareness of the Dangers of Drugs

Drug abuse knows no borders. And the destruction it causes to individuals, families, even cultures, knows no bounds. Dedicated to providing youth with the tools they need to make sane decisions about their own future on this very important issue,…

Volunteers Help School Safety Officers Get Through to Kids

Volunteers Help School Safety Officers Get Through to Kids

With Washington State kids growing up in the midst of a pervasive state-wide drug abuse epidemic, volunteers from the Seattle chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World attended the annual Washington School Safety Organization Conference in Leavenworth, Washington, to ensure officers have the drug…

Retired Officer and Wife Expose the Truth

Retired Officer and Wife Expose the Truth

"What did you think? Did you like it?" a Scout leader asked a troop member after a Truth About Drugs presentation. "I hated it!" he replied. Anne Bianco, standing nearby, was horrified. She and her husband had just delivered the…

Youth Drug Use: What Subtle Signs Should Parents Be Looking For

Youth Drug Use: What Subtle Signs Should Parents Be Looking For

Parents who know how to detect whether or not their children are using drugs are in a much better position to step in before it becomes a serious problem. Since most teenage drug-users want to keep it a secret, it is not always…

Is the Latest Medical Assisted Treatment Drug a Cure or Just More of the Problem?

Is the Latest Medical Assisted Treatment Drug a Cure or Just More of the Problem?

Anyone considering a MAT, or Medical Assisted Treatment addiction program, for themselves or a loved one, should consider the possible consequences. Is the drug used in this paradigm safe? And how about the drug’s long-term effects? These are important questions to…

Beware of the Dangerous New Drug Being Abused by Youth

Beware of the Dangerous New Drug Being Abused by Youth

Most parents are familiar with the tendency of youth to start using alcohol or marijuana. But few would suspect their teenage children of abusing an anti-anxiety drug whose generic name is alprazolam.  It has long been common for those abusing opioids…

Drug-Free World Africa Launches #SportsAgainstDrugs Campaign

Drug-Free World Africa Launches #SportsAgainstDrugs Campaign

Over the past few years, Drug-Free World Africa has been educating soccer and basketball teams, golfers and other athletes on the harmful effects of drugs, and activating them to use their influence to help youth decide to get into sports, not drugs.…

Former Addict is Leading the Campaign to Save Lives

Former Addict is Leading the Campaign to Save Lives

When South African Carmen Margro found the Truth About Drugs online, her first thought was “We could be saving so many lives.” CEO and founder of HOPE Online Forum for Abused Women and Children, Margro worked daily with victims of…

Promoting Prevention at Annual Recovery Day Festival

Promoting Prevention at Annual Recovery Day Festival

Volunteers distributed more than a thousand Truth About Drugs educational booklets to youth, parents, teachers, counselors, community police and firefighters at the annual Recovery Day Festival in uptown New Westminster, British Columbia. Many of those receiving the booklets came back…

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