Heroes in the War on Drug Addiction to be Honored in Clearwater

There is good news on the War on Drugs for a Clearwater group fighting ignorance.
By: Foundation for a Drug Free World FL Chapter
CLEARWATER, Fla. - April 10, 2024 - PRLog -- With a decrease in drug and alcohol abuse in teens, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida Chapter has much to celebrate as they acknowledge those making strides in the battle against drug addiction at their annual banquet on Saturday, April 27th.

The annual Drug-Free Heroes Awards Banquet will begin at 5:30pm and includes a complimentary buffet dinner and live entertainment. The event is being held at the Fort Harrison, the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology. There is no cost to attend. Attendees must RSVP to be included on the guest list.

"The Florida Department of Children and Families surveys students annually," said Stephanie Klimke, the Executive Director for the Foundation. "In 2022, the results show that less kids are drinking alcohol and they are passing on their attitudes to their peers – 96% of the students surveyed disapprove of their peers using drugs."

"Working together with many partners we are making a difference," said Klimke.  "In collaboration, we have distributed over 100,000 Truth About Drugs booklets in the last year – almost 2.6 million educational materials since 2015."

These materials include drug education booklets, PSAs and a feature-length documentary where former addicts describe the drugs they were addicted to, how their addictions crippled them and how they were able to get the help they needed.

"A survey by the American Addiction Centers showed that the two most effective ways to steer kids clear of drugs is to teach them about the possible dangers of drug use as well as hearing testimonials from former addicts – these two principles are the core of the Truth About Drugs program," said Klimke.

Those acknowledged on April the 27th have utilized the Drug-Free World program to help educate people so that they are steered away from drug abuse.

For more about the event, contact the Foundation for a Drug- Free World Florida Chapter at 727-467-6962.


The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. Through a network of volunteers, 50 million of drug prevention booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in 180 countries and Truth About Drugs PSAs have aired on more than 500 television stations.

Scientology founder and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote, "Research has demonstrated that the single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs." This galvanized the Church and Scientologists to initiate the Truth About Drugs, a secular program.

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