Scores of Volunteers Strike Back at Drug Abuse and Addiction

Paola Martinez

Scores of Volunteers Strike Back at Drug Abuse and Addiction
The abuse of illicit and prescription drugs endangers lives and families across America, but there are some who feel that it’s urgently important to strike back at the problem. Every week, volunteers organized by the Foundation for a Drug-Free World hit the streets in Florida with anti-drug educational brochures. The booklets they handed out, titled The Truth About Drugs, educate young and old alike on the dangers and addictiveness of illicit and prescription drugs.
In all, thousands of booklets were given out.
“More than a million Floridians use an illicit drug or abuse a prescription drug each month. Cocaine users number 350,000 in our state and more than twice that number abuse pain relievers” said Julieta Santagostino, the Director of the local chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World. “In order to drive those numbers down, we need to bring home the message that drug abuse can result in addiction, imprisonment or even death. Our goal is to create a drug-free world. Giving out free information like this is one of the ways we want to help people make better choices.”
The Drug-Free World Foundation provides multimedia materials and copies of these informational booklets to assist individuals and groups with the correct answers. You can find these materials free of charge by visiting their website at
And for the person with a drug problem, there are real solutions to addiction. Narconon, a drug rehabilitation program that utilizes the methods of L. Ron Hubbard, has a success rate of more than 75% (

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