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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New Zealand Drug Education Group 'Drug-Free Aotearoa' Changes Lives With the Truth About Drugs
New Zealands, Taranki Daily News recently featured a beautiful story about the journey of Krystal Poutu, who is training to be a drug educator for Drug Free Aotearoa, a non-profit drug education group based on the North Island of New Zealand...
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Hungarian Police Distribute 3,000 Truth About Drugs Booklets
Hungarian police from the northern town of Paszto distributed 3,000 Truth About Drugs booklets in a single weekend at the S.U.N. Festival, a trance music festival held in the Cserhat Mountains...
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Foundation for a Drug-Free World Commemorated the 25th Anniversary of Red Ribbon Week
Californians for Drug-Free Youth [CADFY] and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World commemorated the 25th anniversary of Red Ribbon Week on Wednesday, October 26, with an awards ceremony in Hollywood...
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Drug-Free World Brings Information on Drugs to Apple iPhone
Meet Drug Free World, one of the latest free apps for iPod, iPhone and iPad. The Drug Free World app (created by Lightworx Ltd.) provides mobile access to information on the most commonly abused drugs, youth can instantly...
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Library Educates Kyrgyz Children to Halt Drug Abuse
The Health Ministry of Kyrgyzstan, reports a sharp increase in registration at the state drug addiction treatment center. The rise includes opiate abusers and the accompanying threat of disease spread through shared needles. Contributing...
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Volunteers Clean Up Over 500 Dirty Syringes from Parma Streets
Volunteers for the Foundation for a Drug-Free World have been regularly cleaning up trash and unsightly refuse around the city of Parma, Italy. And at the top of their list of most destructive and sought-after items are used syringes...
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Anti-Drug Message Hits the Hot Spots of Rome
On Saturday nights the youth of Rome crowd into the city’s hot spots, Via di Monte, the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere and the Campo dei Fiori. With the fun of the nightlife, however, comes the exposure and pressure to take illicit...
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Volunteers for Drug-Free World Bring Hope to the Living on the Eve of All Souls Day
On the eve of All Souls Day, to forward the “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” movement and save lives, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World distributed The Truth About Drugs booklets to hundreds of residents of the town...
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Florida Foundation Gives Free Drug Information During Red Ribbon Week in America
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Red Ribbon Week, with its theme being “I am Drug-Free.” In alignment with that message, on October 26 the Florida Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World reached out to the citizens...
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Volunteer Reaches 9,000 in Cape Town with Facts About Drugs
Soon after conflict between police and residents of Hangberg, Cape Town had reached its boiling point on September 21, one South African native David Undiedt—contacted the Foundation for a Drug-Free...
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Fighting a Drug War with Bike, Booklets, Running Shoes & Rallies
Fed up with the headlines about drug addiction and the crime that goes with it, a group of Czech citizens recently declared their own war on drugs. Their weapons: bikes, drug information booklets, running shoes and rallies...
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Volunteers Give Art & Wine Festival-Goers a Taste of the Truth About Drugs
The 39th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival kicked off on Saturday September 11, 2010, in the city’s downtown district. A multicultural celebration, the two-day event presented artwork from over 600 artists...
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