Scientology Milan Spearheads Movement to Combat Drug Abuse

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking—an action-packed day of drug prevention launched by the Church of Scientology Milan.

The Church of Scientology of Milan held a series of initiatives to mark International Day against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. “The Truth About Drugs” is the message and that is what the Church provides in its international drug prevention campaign.

The Church hosted a Day Against Drugs open house featuring experts on the subject including Angelo Langè a policeman who is dedicated to ending drug abuse. Langè has authored two drug prevention films, Cocaine in 2007 and Cops in 2010.

All attendees agreed to join in the campaign to disseminate factual information about drugs. The Church provided them with the acclaimed The Truth About Drugs drug prevention materials free of charge.

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology then carried out a drug prevention street event, handing out more than 5,000 copies of The Truth About Drugs booklets and the day concluded with a mini-football tournament dedicated to drug-free living.

According to the 2016 UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) World Drug Report, Some 1.6 million drug addicts are infected with HIV. Diseases of this type are a huge burden on public health, both in terms of prevention and treatment. The report also states that 250 million people age 15-64 used drugs in 2014 and there were 207,000 drug-related deaths that year.

These statistics demonstrate the magnitude of the work needed on drug prevention. Anyone wishing to learn to conduct drug education lectures or workshops is invited to visit the website of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World and request complementary copies of their drug education materials.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is supported by the Church of Scientology. 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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