Drug-Free World South West Commemorate the United Nations Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Plymouth, United Kingdom, August 21, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Plymouth based group distributed around 600 free enlightenment booklets on commonly misused drugs to public and promoted the UN logo “Make Health your New High in Life, Not Drugs.”
The main aim of the Drug-Free World programme is to raise awareness of drug misuse and to educate youth and parents about the dangerous side effects, working very much with the philosophy that prevention is better than cure. The programme itself is sponsored by the Church of Scientology and is one of the ways the Church works in the community to help address issues of concern.
In Europe, recent studies among 15- and 16-year-olds suggest that use of marijuana varies from under 10% to over 40%. In Ireland the rate is 39%, whilst in the UK it is 38%. Igor Voronov, Drug-Free World South West volunteer, says, “it’s with figures like this in mind that make you feel that something has to be done to prevent the youth from falling victims to the dangerous effects of such drugs. We are planning to carry out further distributions in the Plymouth area and we shall be surveying public to find out which areas to target the campaign.”
About Foundation for a Drug-Free World
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 56 million educational handouts have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 120 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on 275 television stations. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them.
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