Drug Education: Millions of copies of anti-drug publications and fliers have been distributed, warning of the consequences of taking drugs. These have been credited with saving many from drugs.
key component of this campaign is a series of educational booklets published in the millions since 1997, and distributed in 15 languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. The booklets provide facts about the dangers of popular street drugs and have a very positive impact on young people. Thousands of youth have told Church volunteers that after reading one of the booklets, they either stopped taking drugs or decided not to start in the first place.
“Drugs: The Truth about Joints,” dispels the false propaganda that cannabis is “not as bad” as other drugs and provides accurate information about the real dangers of marijuana and hashish.
“Ecstasy: The Traitor Unmasked,” reveals the dangers of this “new” designer drug: Only its name has changed; its dangers have been known for decades.
“Heroin: Death in the Blood,” describes this deadly and addictive drug, gives its history and describes exactly how it affects the individual.
“Cocaine and Crack: A Deadly Road to Personal Ruin,” informs the public accurately about this widely used and dangerous substance.
To give parents and educators a better understanding of the drugs their children are exposed to, the Church published “Drugs and Children — What to do.” The booklet describes the effects of drugs on children and how to communicate to young people about the dangers of drugs.
These booklets are distributed as a public service by churches of Scientology throughout Europe. Federal and local government officials and police have found the booklets to be an effective weapon they can use in their own campaigns in the war on drugs. Business owners, police, doctors, schools, libraries, churches, nightclubs, community newspapers, radio stations and community anti-drug organisations distribute the booklet, finding that supporting the campaign has resulted in safer, drug-free neighbourhoods.