• January 23, 2018
Getting Educated on the Truth About Drugs
A group of drug counselors, educators, and clergy gathered at the Church of Scientology Los Angeles on January 13 in the spirit of ending drug abuse.
These community activists found a tool to aid them in their battle to end drug abuse—the Truth About Drugs educational program.
Those attending the workshop deal with a wide range of situations, from inmates incarcerated for using or dealing drugs to uninformed parents and school kids who are now learning about drugs in middle school or earlier.
“The planet has hit a barrier which prevents any widespread social progress—drugs and other biochemical substances.”
The Truth About Drugs program provides factual and research-based knowledge because someone who has true information can make informed decisions about their own lives and drug use. The program’s materials include educational booklets covering each of the major drugs of choice, the award-winning Truth About Drugs—Real People, Real Stories documentary, and a fully developed educator’s guide complete with lesson plans and activities that can be adapted for any age level.
Some of those who attended already utilize the Truth About Drugs program and wanted to solidify their knowledge of the program and also earn their Drug-Free World Educator Specialist Certificate.
Another individual who attended is taking the program back to her hometown in Montana to start drug-education activities there.
One group of attendees will be taking the Truth About Drugs program to the correctional facility where they work. The materials will be used to educate inmates who are working to turn their lives around and who will counsel others on the dangers of drug abuse and addiction.
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 Foundation for a Drug-Free World is proud to partner with those in the community who work to end drug abuse and will continue to provide the Truth About Drugs educational program and materials wherever needed and to help achieve this goal.