For Immediate Release

Another Reason Scientology Supports the Truth About Drugs Education Program

Released on December 7, 2012, the new Truth About Drugs App for iPad, iPhone and iTouch brings effective drug education to hundreds of millions

With the December 7, 2102 release of the Truth About Drugs App for iPad, iPhone and iTouch, effective drug education is now available to millions around the globe.

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The App brings every aspect of the Truth About Drugs curriculum into a virtual classroom setting: the Truth About Drugs booklets, “They Said, They Lied” public service announcements, award-winning The Truth About Drugs—Real People, Real Stories, and a simple, effective lesson plan based on 25 years experience of reaching youth with drug educating and prevention.

The App also makes it possible for anyone to conduct this drug education program. No training is required. Parents, teachers, youth group leaders, ministers and mentors can sign up to teach the class and invite any number of students to enroll. The App walks them through grading lessons, assigning projects, posting messages and assignments, and tracking every student through the interactive curriculum.

Comments of those who have downloaded the App from the iTunes App Store tell the rest:

“This is a surprisingly great App,” wrote one user. “It's really a top-notch product.”

“It's just amazing” wrote another. “The music, the way the foreground and background interact as you move around, the way the menus open up and close. So much to love about this.”

 “From personal experience I know just how dangerous drugs are,” writes another. “My friend—who ‘innocently’ started on pot, progressed through most of the other drugs and got addicted to heroin—is now dead. The message is clear—do not start taking drugs, any drugs, or you have a strong chance that your habit will spiral out of control.”

Another commented, “The way you navigate through the App and the seamless integration of video makes this subject interesting and engaging. I think the music was also an inspired choice.”

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 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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