For Immediate Release

Ringing in the Chinese New Year with the Truth About Drugs

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Sydney encourage drug-free living in 2014

Sydney Scientologists celebrated the Chinese New Year by distributing thousands of copies of Truth About Drugs booklets at the Chinese New Year Market in the heart of the city. Their New Year’s wish: for 2014 to be a year of health and happiness, free from the harmful effects of drugs.

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Australia Day, January 26, fell in the midst of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival celebrated January 24 – February 9 this year. With more than a quarter of a million Chinese calling Sydney home, what better way to celebrate both occasions than to help fellow Sydneysiders with the factual information they need to make informed decisions to live drug-free.

Sydney Scientologists distribute drug education materials around the city throughout the year. Scientologists on five continents work in their communities to empower others with the truth about drugs. The Church and its members are dedicated to eradicating drug abuse through education.

The Church of Scientology supports The Truth About Drugs initiative, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention campaigns.

It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates drop commensurately.

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The Church of Scientology has published a brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, to meet requests for more information about the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. To learn more or read the brochure, visit the Scientology website.

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Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The planet has hit a barrier which prevents any widespread social progress—drugs and other biochemical substances. These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.”

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