Scientology Forges International Day Against Drug Abuse Offensive

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In honor of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Scientologists take action against drug abuse in communities the world over.

Drug education lecture in Soweto, South Africa

Drug education lecture in Soweto, South Africa

Drug education and prevention brings consistent and positive results. We are very proud of Scientologist whose dedication and hard work is saving lives and reducing the impact of drugs on society

Scientologists, working year round to end the epidemic of drug abuse, mark June 26, the International Drug Against Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, with conferences, forums, drug education workshops and lectures, sport events, and massive distribution of drug education materials, bringing the truth about drugs to their communities.

Why? Because the World Drug Report, released today, reports that nearly 200,000 die of drug abuse each year; there are 246 million drug users aged 15-64; some 27 million people are dependent on drugs; an estimated 34 million use highly addictive and dangerous pharmaceutical opioids and opiates such as heroin and opium, and more opium is in cultivation today than at any time in the past 75 years.

This year’s World Drug Campaign theme is “Let’s develop our lives, our communities, our identities without drugs” and Scientology Churches are in the forefront of the movement to bring this about.

“From decades of work with youth and community leaders, educators, parents and law enforcement, one thing is incontrovertible,” says Bob Adams, Vice President of the Church of Scientology. “Drug education and prevention brings consistent and positive results. We are very proud of Scientologist whose dedication and hard work is saving lives and reducing the impact of drugs on society.”

Because drug abuse is a global problem, it requires a global solution, and the Church of Scientology has developed such an initiative—the Truth About Drugs program. The Church has made it accessible and usable by anyone anywhere and it is now the world’s largest nongovernmental drug information and prevention initiative.

For more information on the Truth About Drugs Initiative, visit the Scientology website at http://www.scientology.org/how-we-help/truth-about-drugs.html.

About The Truth About Drugs Program

Scientologists on five continents work in their communities throughout the year to empower others with the truth about drugs. The Church and its members are dedicated to eradicating drug abuse through education.

The Church of Scientology supports The Truth About Drugs initiative, one of the world's largest non-governmental drug education and prevention campaigns.

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