Preparing Colorado Kids for a Drug-Free Life
Providing an effective alternative to drug abuse and addiction to families attending the NOCO Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo
With Colorado in the throes of a drug abuse epidemic responsible for nearly a thousand overdoses in 2018, volunteers from the Church of Scientology Denver and its Drug-Free World Foundation chapter set up their booth at the Northern Colorado (NOCO) Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo.
They brought with them effective drug education materials and an entire curriculum including drug prevention activities to interest and involve the youth. Drug-Free World ensures everyone—kids and adults—learns the truth about drugs so they can make the better choice and not take drugs.
The NOCO event is a joint effort between Larimer and Weld Counties and provides the public with public safety services ranging from emergency preparedness to life-safety classes.
Kids visiting the Foundation’s booth took the drug-free pledge where they promised to learn the truth about drugs and promote the benefits of a drug-free lifestyle to their friends.
Foundation for a Drug-Free World also provided those attending with effective ways to talk to their kids about drugs. Sometimes it’s a concerned grandparent, an aunt or uncle, parents, and many times teachers who are concerned about the alarming increase in vaping, and how that may lead to the use and abuse of other drugs. “With Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s youth-friendly Truth About Drugs booklets a parent, counselor or friend can simply hand a booklet to a child or teenager and go over the information with them,” said one of the volunteers, “or simply let the booklets do the work.”
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit, international drug education program sponsored by the Church of Scientology and Scientologists all over the world. Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard noted the role substance abuse plays in the disintegration of the social fabric, stating, “Research has demonstrated that the single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.”
For more information, visit the website of Foundation for the Drug-Free World.
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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