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Vancouver Volunteers Reach Youth with the Truth about Drugs

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Vancouver are taking advantage of the summer months—when Vancouver shines—to promote drug-free living.

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At today’s Sun Festival in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, and every chance they get, Vancouver Scientologists are distributing copies of The Truth About Drugs booklets to youth, parents, teachers, counselors and law enforcement officers, inviting one and all to pledge to live drug-free.

“Drug education is vital,” says one of the volunteers, “The Truth About Drugs materials cut through the hype and lies kids hear about drugs from peers and drug pushers. The booklets, public service announcements and documentary provide accurate information. Too many lives have been ruined by drugs and we can make a difference by reaching youth early enough with the truth about illicit drugs.”

Scientologists on five continents work in their communities throughout the year 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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