Plymouth, United Kingdom, August 18, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The 26th June is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Over 3,000 booklets were given out in the week prior to the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and during key public events in Plymouth since 26th June, including Armed Forces Day and MTV crashes.
Each year a theme is set and this year it was “Listen First” which aimed to promote listening to children and the youth as the first step to preventing drug use. Foundation for Drug Free World volunteers handed out booklets containing the true facts about commonly misused drugs including marijuana, ecstasy and cocaine. The booklets supported the theme “Listen First” by providing information on specific drugs, facilitating listening and enabling informed decisions by young people who are potential drug users.
It is clear that the effects of drugs span the globe and affect all communities.
The recently released World Drug report 2017 highlights the link between drugs, crime and terrorism, clearly showing how many terrorist groups profit from the drug trade.
The Plymouth Herald Newspaper recently published an article warning drug users about one particular killer drug, following a series of recent deaths.
Action needs to be taken to improve the situation and prevent more lives from being destroyed.
The Foundation for a Drug Free World, is a non-profit public benefit corporation sponsored by the Church of Scientology. The booklets are part of a larger programme which aims to educate people about the effects of drugs through booklet distribution, providing free educator kits to those involved in education and through the provision of online resources at www.drugfreeworld.org which are accessible to everyone.
“We are working to ensure that that as many people as possible, especially the youth, are made aware about the effects of drugs on their health and wellbeing. You cannot ignore the effects that drugs are having on our community in Plymouth, it affects the young and the old, and we all have to work together to make a change. This change has to start somewhere and if we can give enough people the true data then this will signal that change. We will not stop here and we will continue to distribute the information throughout the South West. We welcome support from like-minded groups, so if you would like more information then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org,” says Jerry Marshall volunteer from Drug-Free World.