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SCIENTOLOGY FORT HARRISON GINGERBREAD HOUSE BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER

CLEARWATER, FLORIDATUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012

The Church of Scientology celebrates the season with a four-foot gingerbread replica of the historic Fort Harrison

Clearwater, Florida, boasts one of Pinellas County’s largest gingerbread houses, now open for viewing at the historic Fort Harrison. A month in the making, the gingerbread house is a scale replica of the fully restored 1926 iconic hotel, now the Fort Harrison religious retreat, from the 10th floor terrace to the front portico.

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MARK PINCHIN—KNOWING AND SHARING THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS

LONDON, ENGLANDMONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012

With world attention on London Olympics, Scientologist leverages spotlight to focus attention on narcotics fight by distributing one million anti-drug booklets

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HELPING REVERSE RUSSIA’S RUNAWAY DRUG EPIDEMIC

RUSSIASUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012

Scientologists promote drug-free living to help keep Russia’s next generation from falling into the trap of drug addiction

In a November 2012 interview, Viktor Ivanov, Head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, said that more than 100,000 people aged 15-35 died of drug abuse in Russia in 2011. An estimated 1.8 million Russian users inject drugs—the highest of any nation in the world. According to a United Nations study, Russia has the world’s highest per capita heroin use. And the majority of drug addicts are 16-30 years old.

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DOCUMENTARY TAKES AIM AT GROWING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012

With painkiller abuse at epidemic levels, Truth About Drugs targets audiences with blunt messages about dangers of prescription drugs

In November 2011, the Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden told media: “Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.”

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TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS EMPOWERS VENEZUELANS TO FIGHT NARCOTICS SCOURGE

VENEZUELAFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Scientologists spread drug education and prevention throughout the country based on the Truth About Drugs, described in new publication released November 13 by Church of Scientology and Scientologists

The Venezuela drug scene has senior citizens worried. According to the World Health Organization, drug abuse in the country has escalating by 30 percent in the last 10 years, with reports of children as young as nine consuming narcotics.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. ACTIVISTS ACQUIRE DRUG PREVENTION SKILLS

WASHINGTON, DCTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012

Community workers in nation’s capital attend Truth About Drugs seminar at Church of Scientology National Affairs Office. 

Religious leaders and directors of community betterment foundations immersed themselves in drug prevention training in November at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in the newly restored Fraser Mansion in Washington, D.C.

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MOTHER OF TWO LAUNCHES GRASSROOTS FIGHT AGAINST TEEN DRUG ABUSE

GLENDALE, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012

Inspired by tragedy, Scientologist tackles problem using hard-hitting Truth About Drugs curriculum featured in newly released brochure.

Kolaleh (Koko) Tabibzadeh and her husband chose Glendale, California, as a friendly, safe community in which to raise their family. In 2012, a newsflash changed her life.

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ENTREPRENEUR INVESTS IN COMMUNITY WITH TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS

FLORIDATUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012

New publication released November 13 describes drug education initiative supported by Church of Scientology and Scientologists such as Jim Mathers of Clearwater, Florida

Determined to put an end to drug abuse, Scientologist Jim Mathers is leveraging his personal and company resources to bring the truth about drugs to the community.

A licensed engineer, retired U.S. Navy officer and entrepreneur, Mathers is co-founder and president of an energy supply company. But he also devotes time to eradicate drugs through education.

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PASTOR INFUSES LATINO COMMUNITY WITH TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS

DOWNEY, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012

Rev. Roberto Recillas reaches Southern California barrios with fact-based drug education

Rev. Roberto Recillas of Downey, California, knows the value of effective drug education. Founder and executive director of the I Believe in my Future initiative, he is dedicated to educating and inspiring children, parents and families to make a difference in their lives and the community.

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GETTING RESULTS FIGHTING DRUG USE IN NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALANDSUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012

The Church of Scientology partners with the Maori Wardens of New Zealand to help slash drug use and possession offenses as much as 22 percent over two years.

Alarmed by soaring drug use in New Zealand, Rita Peters, Public Affairs Officer of the Church of Scientology of Auckland and coordinator of the Truth About Drugs drug education initiative, teamed with Maori Wardens to take action.

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TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS KEEP OCALA FOOTBALL PLAYER IN THE LINEUP

OCALA, FLORIDAFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012

Released November 13, 2012, a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—the Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug Free World, describes the inroads made daily against drug abuse and addiction in cities around the world.  This story of how the program helped a Florida high school student is typical of the program’s effectiveness.

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BRITISH SCIENTOLOGISTS “GOLD MEDAL” IN DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION

UNITED KINGDOMTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012

Featured in the newly released brochure, British Scientologists carried out the largest anti-drug operation in history, organizing the distribution of one million Truth About Drugs booklets during the London 2012 Olympics.

If there were an Olympic event in drug education and prevention, London Scientologists would have taken gold. As people flocked to the Olympic and Paralympics July 27-September 9, they distributed 1 million copies of Truth About Drugs education booklets.

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BRINGING THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS TO SOUTH LOS ANGELES

SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012

Church of Scientology Community Center commemorates its one-year anniversary November 5 with renewed commitment to create a Drug-Free South L.A.

Once known as South Central, and made famous by the lyrics of gangsta rap, South Los Angeles has risen from the ashes of the 1992 riots—determined, stronger, and committed to positive change.  But the specter of drug abuse still threatens to ruin dreams, especially those of promising young people, and cut short efforts to build safe and prosperous neighborhoods.

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WORLD CHAMPION MARTIAL ARTIST TAKES DRUGS TO THE MAT

LA CRESCENTA, CALIFORNIATUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012

A new Scientology publication, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, was released November 13, 2012 to make stories like those of Dr. Alf Garbutt commonplace the world over.

Winner of 19 world martial arts titles, Dr. Alf Garbutt had met his match. The La Crescenta, California, chiropractor and sports medicine specialist was looking for ways to counter the plague of drug abuse and the social chaos it causes, finding the challenge daunting.

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EFFECTIVE DRUG EDUCATION ESSENTIAL IN REDUCING PRISON POPULATIONS

VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIAMONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012

Church of Scientology working with inmates at Victorville Prison to reduce prison population through effective drug education

Effective drug education is critical if society is to reduce its prison population, representatives of the Church of Scientology stressed at the third annual reentry summit at the Victorville Federal Prison Complex in California.

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REACHING OUT TO NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS WITH THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS

MONROVIA, CALIFORNIASUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012

Gail Carroll’s education and prevention efforts shows the commitment of those spreading the truth about drugs during National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

In declaring October National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, President Obama wrote, “Every day, far too many Americans are hurt by alcohol and drug abuse.” He paid tribute to “all those working to prevent substance abuse in our communities,” and encouraged rededication “to building a safer, drug-free America.”

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SCIENTOLOGISTS BRING TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS TO KWAZULU-NATAL SCHOOLS

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICASATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012

A Scientology publication released November 13, 2012 describes grass-roots action against cannabis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where alarming levels of student use of the drug prompted Scientologists to take action.

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SCIENTOLOGY STEPS UP FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS AND CRIME IN LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012

Released November 13, “Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World,” details how Los Angeles County law enforcement uses the Church of Scientology’s Truth About Drugs program to fight addiction scourge.

Through Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies, more than 2,000 at-risk youth have completed Truth About Drugs education.

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SCIENTOLOGISTS AND DRUZE LEADERS JOIN HANDS TO COMBAT DRUG ABUSE AND ADDICTION

ISFIYA, ISRAELTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

Every week, in cities around the world, Scientologists work in their communities to bring about a drug-free world, as described in the brochure released November 13, 2012, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INGLEWOOD FIRST ANNIVERSARY GALA

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIATHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

The new Church of Scientology Inglewood and its Community Center celebrate first anniversary with gala awards event

The Church of Scientology of Inglewood and the Scientology Community Center of South Los Angeles marked the anniversary of their first year of service to parishioners and the local community with a gala celebration November 10.

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