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Tampa Church of Scientology Empowers Youth and Adults With Drug Awareness

TAMPA, July 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On June 26, 2015, in honor of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida held an Open House event at the Church of Scientology Tampa’s historic Ybor Square. The event saw over 100 in attendance including students from a local school and several officers of the Tampa Police Department.

Sergeant Gerald Lovett and Detective Kinette Scallo of the Tampa Police Department educated the audience on the most commonly-used drugs in the area and their dangers.

Julieta Santagostino, Executive Director of Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida chapter, introduced the Truth About Drugs program and its materials. The Truth About Drugs is the largest non-government drug education and awareness program in the world.

Ms. Santagostino said, “The most effective weapon in the fight against drug abuse is education and that is why we work so hard to educate as many youth and adults as we can reach using the very effective Truth about Drugs materials.” Ms. Santagostino also referred to a quote by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, “Research has demonstrated that the single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.”

Over 100 Truth About Drugs were taken by attendees after the event.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World

Supported by the Church of Scientology, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s Truth About Drugs program is being used by 1,200 organizations, government and law enforcement agencies around the world. Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 50 million drug prevention booklets have been distributed, tens of 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.

To learn more, please go to www.drugfreeworld.org

Contact: Jenny Webb, 727-467-6860

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization