Drug-Free Day on Times Square, New York

Volunteers from the Churches of Scientology of New York bring the truth about drugs to Times Square.

In honor of United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on June 29, volunteers from the Church of Scientology of New York distributed thousands of copies of Truth About Drugs educational booklets on Times Square.

The Truth About Drugs drug education and prevention initiative supported by the Church of Scientology draws from 25 years of experience in drug prevention. The program includes 13 fact-filled booklets that inform about drugs so youth can make their own decisions to live drug-free.

The theme of this year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is “Make health your ‘new high’ in life, not drugs.” Volunteers also encouraged people of all ages to adopt this as their motto, inviting them to sign a drug-free pledge.

While the New York Scientologists were spreading the drug-free message on Times Square, hundreds of other volunteers from Scientology Churches and Missions around the world were holding conferences, sports events, pledge drives and other activities to bring the message of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to their communities.

For more than two and a half decades, Scientologists on five continents have been empowering others with the truth about drugs. The Church and its members are dedicated to eradicating drug abuse through education.

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.

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.