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Scientology-Supported Drug Prevention Program Helps East Cape Teens

A community services director from Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, is using The Truth About Drugs to help tackle drug abuse in local schools.

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A community services director from Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, found the Truth About Drugs program online, printed off copies of the downloadable drug education booklets and conducted drug education classes for nearly 9,000 students in 34 Eastern Cape Province schools. He found this so successful, he is now planning to make the Scientology-supported Truth About Drugs program available to all youth in the 6,000 provincial schools as an official part of the curriculum. Through volunteer work and funding, Scientologists work to eradicating drug abuse support the Truth About Drugs, making the program available to youth everywhere. The Church of Scientology has published a new 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 to read a copy of the brochure, visit Scientology.org/antidrug.

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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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