The Big Game May Be Over but the Scientologists' Drug Prevention Campaign Lives On
A team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology of San Francisco contributed to the success of the week-long drug prevention campaign following Super Sunday.
San Francisco, CA, February 15, 2016 (Newswire.com) - In the week following Super Sunday, drug-prevention volunteers from the Church of Scientology of San Francisco took on the challenge of reaching those in town for the Big Game with factual information about what drugs are and what they do.
It was a week marked by teamwork and focused commitment from Scientologists throughout the Bay Area who teamed up to reach thousands with factual information about what drugs are and what they do.
The group is part of an international movement that is making a difference in the fight against the drug epidemic, and for good reason. According to the U.S. Justice Department:
17% of state prisoners and 18% of federal inmates say they committed their current offense to obtain money for drugs.
In 2007, there were 14,831 narcotics-related homicides.
In 2007, 1.4 million victims of violent crime perceived the offender to have been drinking or using drugs.
The direct and indirect cost of illicit drug use—including crime, health care and lost productivity—is more than $193 billion annually.
The volunteers found people eager to read the drug education booklets and pick up extra copies for friends and family members.
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.