Truth About Drugs Documentary to Combat Summer Drug Surge

With summer comes an increase in drug abuse - education is key to solve it.
By: Foundation for a Drug Free World FL Chapter
CLEARWATER, Fla. - May 23, 2024 - PRLog -- CLEARWATER, FL: With Summer break rapidly approaching, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) Florida Chapter invites teens and their parents to the Foundation's Center in downtown Clearwater for a complimentary screening of the documentary "The Truth About Drugs." The documentary features former addicts talking about how their experiences impacted their lives.

The Center, located at 41 N. Fort Harrison Ave is open from 10:00am to 1:00pm and from 2:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday and from 2:00pm to 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

"A study by the NYU School of Medicine found that one third of first-time drug use occurs in the summertime," said Stephanie Klimke, the Executive Director for the FDFW Florida Chapter. "The kids have more time on their hands, and less adult supervision."

"However, another survey found that 42% of kids whose parents talk to them about drugs are less likely to use drugs," said Klimke. "Providing educational materials – such as "The Truth About Drugs" documentary – is a way for parents to broach the subject with their kids."

Ben, one of the former addicts whose story is noted on the FDFW's website said, "I ended up homeless and on the streets, living and sleeping in a cardboard box. I asked myself if this is rock bottom, and I believe that it was."

"Dozens more stories are portrayed in a matter-of-fact way – this is what the drugs are, this is what they do," said Klimke. "I have seen how effective this program is in changing the minds of young people regarding drug use and encourage parents to bring their teens to the center to learn more.

To schedule a viewing of the documentary, please call the center at 727–467–6962 To learn more about the program, go to


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 worldwide network of volunteers, 50 million drug prevention booklets have been distributed, thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 180 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been 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." Mr. Hubbard's research in this field galvanized Scientologists to initiate the Truth About Drugs, a secular program through which they have worked for more than two decades to empower millions with the truth about drugs.

Lisa Mansell
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