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Foundation for a Drug-Free World Press Releases

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Foundation for a Drug-Free World Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

Foundation for a Drug-Free World Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

In honor of National Recovery Month, NASDAQ selected Foundation for a Drug-Free World to ring the bell, signaling the opening of the stock market Sept. 15, 2017. A leading voice in global drug education and prevention, the Foundation for a…

Community Outreach and Open House Target Prescription Drug Abuse

Community Outreach and Open House Target Prescription Drug Abuse

The Church of Scientology Sacramento organized a series of events for International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. They began with an information booth at the North Sacramento Multicultural…

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