Truth About Drugs materials are tailored for use by educators to teach young people the facts about drugs, without the hype and scare tactics, so youth can make informed decisions to live drug-free.

TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA In the past year the Drug-Free World chapter taught more than 19,000 students in 69 schools.
SOUTH AFRICA The South Africa chapter delivered 900 lectures in schools, churches and community events in the past year.
SLOVAKIA The Drug-Free World Slovakia team reached more than 20,000 students in 176 schools over the past year.

The U.S. Now Leads the World in Illegal Drug Use. The Facts Tell the Story:

  • An estimated 24.6 million Americans age 12 or older use illicit drugs.
  • Heroin use has experienced a resurgence in America, now a major problem in suburban and middle-class areas and no longer solely the “innercity” problem it was considered to be.
  • Prescription drug abuse is also plaguing the U.S., with 4 of every 10 fatal drug overdoses resulting from abuse of prescription painkillers.
  • Americans make up just 4% of the global population but consume a stunning two-thirds of the world’s illegal drugs.
  • Roughly 94 million Americans have used marijuana at least once, with teens and early-20s adults the largest marijuana-abusing group.

The Truth About Drugs
Translated into Bahasa Indonesian

To reach significant numbers of the 255 million people living in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, Truth About Drugs materials—including the full Truth About Drugs curriculum and the Truth About Drugs booklet series—were translated into Bahasa Indonesian. Each booklet includes the logos of the Indonesian Scouts and the Indonesian National Narcotics Board.


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