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The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is now offering training and also has free PSAs to enlighten kids on the harms of drug use.
Each day there are kids who are trying drugs for the first time. And each day there are kids who decide not to try drugs for the first time. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is working towards the latter. Knowing that every day there are kids who are enlightened by their “friends” on how great drugs are, this foundation wants to get the word out to them what really happens on drugs.
This month, the foundation is offering special training, “How to Talk to People About the Truth About Drugs.” This will train people in how to speak to groups about why kids should not take drugs and the early detection signs and symptoms of drug use. It is free and includes materials that can be used in lectures.
This foundation has evolved the Truth About Drugs campaign over the past five years and has distributed over ten thousand booklets into the LA area. Many community programs in South LA have received booklets, including Kids Day LA, National Nite Out, Back To School Festival and the LA County Sheriff’s Clergy Council’s Community Day for four years in a row, as well as Friends Serving Friends for three years running, and twice at African Marketplace and Mel’s Block and additionally some LA Rec and Parks events and programs.
The booklets are well received by adults and youth alike all over the communities and several groups have been given booklets to help support their own drug education programs. One youth from Mel’s Block party said,” I think this booklet will have an impact on kids, now, so they won’t take drugs later.”
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a secular, non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, California. It was established to meet the increasing demand for the international “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” drug prevention program, which has been conducted around the world for more than 20 years by members of Scientology churches in collaboration with the interfaith community, volunteer organizations, educational institutions and government agencies.
For more information or to signup for the lecture, call the foundation at 888-NO-TO-DRUGS. There’s a new DVD with very contemporary PSAs, geared for teens, that interests them in the Truth About Drugs. These and copies of the booklets can be seen and downloaded or ordered on www.drugfreeworld.org.