The Big Game May Be Over but the Scientologists’ Prevention Campaign Lives On
A team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology of San Francisco who contributed to the success of the week-long drug prevention campaign leading up to Super Sunday carry on the actions they launched before the Big Game.
In the week leading up to Super Sunday, drug-prevention volunteers from the Church of Scientology of San Francisco took on the challenge of reaching those in town for the Big Game with factual information about what drugs are and what they do.
It was a week marked by teamwork and focused commitment from Scientologists throughout the Bay Area who teamed up to reach thousands with factual information about what drugs are and what they do.
The group is part of an international movement that is making a difference in the fight against the drug epidemic, and for good reason. According to the U.S. Justice Department:
- 17% of state prisoners and 18% of federal inmates say they committed their current offense to obtain money for drugs.
- In 2007, there were 14,831 narcotics-related homicides.
- In 2007, 1.4 million victims of violent crime perceived the offender to have been drinking or using drugs.
- The direct and indirect cost of illicit drug use—including crime, health care and lost productivity—is more than $193 billion annually.
Scientologists on six 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 Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.
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