Church of Scientology of London Combats Drug Abuse
The Church of Scientology of London held a drug education and prevention forum to tackle the epidemic of drug abuse.
Representatives from law enforcement, community groups and NGOs gathered in the Chapel of the Church of Scientology of London on May 29 to discuss, coordinate and plan actions to tackle the epidemic of drug abuse.
Through briefings by law enforcement and community leaders, attendees gained new insight into the effects of drugs—the inextricable relationship between drug abuse and crime and the damage illicit drugs cause not only to users but also to their families, peers and neighborhoods.
The Director of Public Affairs Church of Scientology of London released a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World. She gave an overview of the Church’s activities in support of the Truth About Drugs initiative, including volunteer distribution of 1 million copies of Truth About Drugs booklets during the 2012 London Summer Olympics and the 26-day, 965 km Marathon for a Drug-Free UK from Brighton to Edinburgh April 26-May 22, 2013, to promote drug-free living throughout the UK.
To learn more or to 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.