Necochea, Schooled in the Truth About Drugs
One of Argentina’s hottest tourist destinations now boasts a new attraction.
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How One Determined Venezuelan is Dropping Drug Usage by 40%
In spite of having educated some 4,000 soldiers, 135,000 company personnel and 450,000 students in Venezuela, Mario Chirinos will tell you he’s just getting started.
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Italian Say No To Drugs Team Takes on the Heroin Capital of Europe
A group of concerned parents is taking matters into its own hands to create a drug-free Milano, enlisting music-lovers, soccer-players, city officials and national police in the fight to end drug abuse in their city.
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Drug-Free World Defuses the Disaster
A mighty team in Central Europe works to defuse what has been called “a ticking time bomb” of drug abuse before it starts.
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Tunisian Boy Scout Leaders Get the Truth
Youth mentors learn tools they will use to help young addicts.
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Pharr, Texas, finds solutions in Truth About Drugs
The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, the world’s largest causeway connecting two countries and an important Mexico-United States link, extends directly into Pharr, moving people and commodities. But among those commodities are illicit drugs, and that’s a crisis for Pharr.
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Taking Action to Stem the Drug Tide in Indonesia
Indonesia takes a no-mercy approach to drug trafficking: the death penalty. But that doesn’t stop young people from experimenting, and drug among the nation’s youth is on the rise. With 50 addicts dying every day, the country’s president declared a state of emergency in regard to illicit drugs.
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Students Respond to The Truth About Drugs
Student comments after the Truth About Drugs program in their high schools:
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Champion Stock Car Driver Races to a Drug-Free Finish Line
Professional stock car racer Nate Straus with the car he drove at the Lancaster National Speedway in New York, promoting the message of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.
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Honduras Finds New Hope with Club Defiance
Honduras’ second-largest city, San Pedro Sula, has become known as the murder capital of the world. A multibillion-dollar drug trade flows through the country along one of the world’s major narcotics trafficking corridors. Business and government corruption is rampant. The literacy level is one of the lowest in Latin America. Into this maelstrom come youth gangs, membership now exceeding 100,000, recruiting children 7 and younger with promises of drugs, cash and adventure.
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Fighting an Opiate Epidemic in New York City
New York City is experiencing a heroin epidemic with fatal overdoses claiming more lives than homicides. Meanwhile budget cuts in schools have eliminated most drug education programs.
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The Many Ways To Use The Truth About Drugs
The Truth About Drugs printed and audiovisual materials are intended and designed for use anywhere in the world—in schools, churches, community centers, governments, anywhere.
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In-your-face Program Helps Inmates Learn the Truth
One day a few years ago, the assistant warden of the Hernando County Correctional Institution for Women in Florida stopped to get her hair done at a local salon. Her hairstylist, she soon learned, was a dedicated volunteer with the Florida chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World and its worldwide Truth About Drugs program. The warden left the salon not only with a haircut but a Truth About Drugs DVD, which she turned over to her education director, Andre Buford.
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Stopping the Drug Menace in its Tracks in Mexico
Mexico’s drug cartels hold a firm grip on the lucrative U.S. drug trade, controlling 70% of all drugs trafficked into the U.S. and over 90% of the cocaine trade.
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Teachers Impart the Truth About Drugs
“Since drugs are prevalent in this neighborhood, many of my students have family members who sell or use drugs. They also walk by sellers on the corner daily and it is good for the students to see and hear about the realities of drug use instead of just the ‘cool’ message of drug use they get from the streets....
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Japan Drug-Free World Foundation dispels lies promoting designer drugs as “harmless”
Synthetic marijuana is called dappo habu in Japan—“drugs that skirt the law”—and its benign name may be a significant factor in low public awareness of its harmful effects. Yet from January to May 2012, more than 100 reported emergency room visits were related to synthetic drugs.
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Fueling Effective Education in a Major Drug Pipeline
The mission of Community Alliances for Drug-Free Youth (CADFY) is to foster safe and drug-free communities. We do so in support of the National Drug Control Strategy, which is directed from the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.
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Police Chief Praises Truth About Drugs Program
As Chief of Police of Babbitt, Minnesota, and an EMT and firefighter as well, Chad Loewen has saved lives. In his dual role as Chief and head of drug education for the department, he says he now saves lives through the Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s Truth About Drugs program.
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Something is Being Done about South Africa’s Drug Problem
More than 400 attended Foundation for a Drug-Free World seminars across South Africa in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. Attendees ranged from social workers and police officers to individuals from community fixtures such as the South African Reserve Bank and Red Cross to students from nearby colleges and universities, as well as parents...
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Volunteers ring in the Year of the Wood Horse at Sydney’s Chinese New Year Markets
Volunteers of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World passed out 3,000 Truth About Drugs booklets at Sydney’s Chinese New Year Markets at Belmore Park at this year’s Chinese New Year Festival...
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