Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Drug Free World Site

The Drug Free World site has a new section that is a standard HTML site, non-flash.

All the Public Service Announcements are there, and the documentary--Real People/Real Stories. Very hard hitting and compelling and the best thing you could show a friend, brother, sister, kid or even parent to help them decide to do something about their substance abuse (or help them keep from getting into the trap in the first place).

A lot of people deny they have a problem. So many people do drugs and it such a part of our culture that they can get away with it until they hit the point they no longer can... then it's too late. Best is to help them take stock now when they still can. That's why these ads and documentary are so awesome. Not preachy. Just factual and presented with high impact.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Scientology Newsroom Describes church Anti-drug program.

The new Scientology Newsroom describes the anti-drug initiative Scientology churches carry out all over the world. Pretty impressive, actually.

"For more than 20 years the Church has garnered the support of its members in community-wide programs which today form the largest non-governmental anti-drug campaign in the world. Through the Church’s efforts, over 860 million people have been reached with factual information about drugs through hand distribution of The Truth About Drugs booklet series, drug awareness events, media, Internet sites, mailings, billboards and educational videos and films.">>

Drug-Free World - supported by the Church of Scientology.

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Monday, July 05, 2010

The Truth About Drugs: Worldwide Drug Education

Every 12 seconds another school-age child experiments with illicit drugs for the first time—a grim reminder of just how pervasive drug abuse is among young people.

To combat this epidemic, the Church of Scientology sponsors the largest non-governmental anti-drug information and prevention campaign on Earth. It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates commensurately drop. By statistical survey, the Drug-Free World campaign has thus far prevented some 500,000 young people from recreational drug use or worse.

There is still, however, much more to be done. Mr. David Miscavige's original conceptualizing of the initiative included ensuring that the effective materials that make up the campaign’s educational components would be made available free of charge to all who request them. Thus, the Church of Scientology offers the publications (which neither contain nor advocate any Scientology beliefs) to like-minded anti-drug coalitions, government institutions, civic groups and schools. These materials include The Truth About Drugs series of 13 educational booklets—covering the major “drugs of choice” and presented in a straightforward manner to educate young people on the actual effects. The campaign has won multiple awards for the content and effectiveness of its audiovisual components.

There is also a study guide, activities manual and an educator’s classroom kit. These provide teachers, law enforcement and community groups with effective tools to educate youth and enable them to make correct decisions about drugs.

Finally, there is the newly released 90-minute documentary to accompany and complement The Truth About Drugs series of booklets. Each video chapter offers an in-depth look at an individual drug, as told by those who survived addiction.

In all, the Drug-Free World campaign represents an enormous stride toward raising a generation who will remain free from the ravages of drug abuse.

Drug-Free World - supported by the Church of Scientology.

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