For Immediate Release

Canadian Scientologists Warn of Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Volunteers from Scientology Churches in Canada promote drug-free living.

Promoting the message of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking—“Make health your new ‘high’ not drugs” —volunteers from Scientology Churches across Canada are helping hundreds of young people learn the truth about drugs this summer.

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At the annual July “Sunday in the Park” event at Regent Park, Canada’s oldest and largest housing project, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Toronto, concerned over increased abuse of synthetic “designer drugs,” set up a Truth About Drugs booth where they networked with officials, community and religious leaders and law enforcement who work in drug education and prevention.

The Toronto team also brought their message to the Taste of Asia Festival.

In Vancouver, volunteers were joined at their booth at the Point Grey Fiesta by Miss Teen Vancouver—World 2013 and Montreal Scientologists brought the message to the people of Quebec.

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.

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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 a copy of 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.”

The Church of Scientology supports the Truth About Drugs, 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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