Drug-Free World Supports D.C. Metropolitan Police Initiative
Bringing the truth about synthetic drugs to youth at the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Beat the Streets community festival
Volunteers from Foundation for a Drug-Free World and the Church of Scientology took part in the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Beat the Streets community outreach program to reach youth with vital information about synthetic drugs.
D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services reports that the number of overdose cases linked to the synthetic drug K2 in the District this year has more than doubled over last year, and K2 is responsible for at least five deaths just in Washington, D.C.
The volunteers set up a booth at the event and handed out copies of Truth About Drugs booklets presenting the unvarnished truth about K2 and other synthetic drugs. The booklet points out that there is no way to know what is in each batch of K2. Even within the same batch it can vary widely in strength.
Beat the Streets is a traveling community festival—a partnership between the Metropolitan Police Department, local social service agencies and community vendors. It features musical performances of local bands and artists in a festival environment. It is also an opportunity for nonprofits and social service agencies to share information and make their programs available to the community.
The Church of Scientology and Scientologists support the Foundation for a Drug-Free World. In his research on the subject, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard found: “The single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.”
By using the materials of Foundation for a Drug-Free World, humanitarians from New York City to Malaysia and El Salvador to India use the campaign to educate their communities and reduce drug abuse and addiction.
For more information, watch The Truth About Drugs: Real People, Real Stories documentary and public service announcements on the Scientology Network.
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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