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Foundation for a Drug-Free World Press Releases

Is There an Effective Way to Educate Youth About Drugs?

Most civic-minded individuals are aware of the connection between drug abuse, crime and violence and would do something about it if they knew what to do, according to Tracey Coleman, the Director of Public Affairs of the Church of Scientology London. The church has…

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…

A Simple but Powerful Message: A Drug-Free Day in Bogotá

A citizens’ movement was launched by the people of Colombia July 22 — a movement that is a celebration of life. Hundreds of volunteers, officials and thought leaders came together to forward the message: “Less Drugs = More Life” on…

Reaching Out to Protect Spain's Youth From Drug Abuse

With their motto “I Know the Truth—I Say NO,” volunteers from Andalusia Without Drugs, the local chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World, is carrying out a drug education campaign in a region in grave need of change. Drug education and prevention is a priority…

In the Philippines, Police Now Fight Drug Abuse With Education

The Philippines police have added drug prevention to their overall drug strategy. In a precedent-setting step, the Philippines National Police, Dangerous Drug Board and Drug Enforcement Agency, in partnership with Foundation for a Drug-Free World, are training police officers in drug prevention to…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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