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Foundation for a Drug Free World

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Causes: Mental Health, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment

Mission: 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. No one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, we provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place. Additionally our Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that they can join which popularize drug-free living. These activities are simple, effective and can involve people of all ages. Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 56 million educational handouts have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 120 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on 275 television stations. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them. The Foundation provides information you need to start a Truth About Drugs education and prevention activity in your area.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This "non-profit organization" is one of hundreds of front groups for the "Cherch" of Scientology. Their only claim to fame is handing out millions of pamphlets which are based on the Non-Scientific propaganda of L Ron Hubbard. Their "solution" to drug treatment has resulted in many deaths and lawsuits. They operate on a fear level with quackery! The entire point is to lure more people into the cherch. That's what they do.

Most of the reviews were written by cherch members disguised as "general members of the public" and are completely biased.

Millions of pamphlets is a total waste of trees.

Young K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The only organization gives ture facts about drug and also knows how to help people who suffer from drug.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This Foundation helps alot of people from New York to Haiti. The Founders, a daughter and father team, have been awarded by heads of States as well as heads of very large organizations for the very well done job they have done and carried out through many countries. They have definitely earned my respect. They continue to do great works especially in the city of New York and the country of Haiti.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Saving life through education about the TRUTH of the danger drugs cause and reaching the children before dealers do is a mission that deserves to be considered number ONE amongst the greatest nonprofit on earth.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is great! It is very informative and provides the truth about drugs. It enlightens and educates adults amd children alike. I participate along with my children ti share with others what we know is truth to help others.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing tools to educate kids on what drugs really are and how they really work. I had a 16 year old boy walk up to me and say “I read drug-Free World’s booklet on Marijuana and realized I didn’t need to do it anymore, that it was hurting me and making my life worse”.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The foundation for a Drug-Free world provides educators with free materials to teach kids the truth about drugs. Very basic facts on what drugs are and how they effect you.

Review from Guidestar

Extacia C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This foundation has brought knowledge on drugs to areas that may have forgotten. The programs are free and are both educational and dare I say fun. The Foundation For a Drug Free World simply rocks

John Eurell S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This Foundation is helping youths all over the world by showing them the bad effects of drugs so they can make an informed decision not to use them.

Renee S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Drug Free World teaches youth the Truth about drugs and empowers kids of all ages to debunk the myths and become
Leaders in their communities to do the same for others!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This organization runs well. It hits all areas in terms of achieving it's goal of empowerment of individuals young and old in decision making in matters concerning drugs. This organization is needed more than ever with the ongoing opioid epidemic.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is changing lives. it is very amazing! When children understand the dangers of drugs, they can make better choices for their future. Very powerful program that has proven to bring results.

Daphne O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Foundation for a Drug Free World is the ONLY education program of its kind that offers FREE drug prevention education and top-notch materials to schools, governments, law enforcement and groups. And the best part is, it is operated totally by volunteers.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I really admire their dedication and selflessness. I see how much time and personal funding by the volunteers themselves goes into this. There are so many good people falling prey to drugs and they work relentlessly to eradicate this scourge.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This nonprofit is a front group for the Church of Scientology whose sole purpose is to create photo opportunities that make it seem as if the Church is helping the world, but those photo ops are only used to get more and more donation money out of the Scientology members. Btw, all of these positive reviews are written by Scientology members at the behest of the CoS.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the few and very detailed programs that actually get the young people thinking and acting.

I am an educator in the city of New York and I have seen the incredibly large benefits that this program has in our young people.

Thank you so much for your hard work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very useful for educators as a source of information for children of all ages. I have had educators request the entire kit with the posters, booklets and videos to use in seminars to middle and high school aged groups of children in New Jersey.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization does an amazing job of informing students about the harmful effects of drugs and really makes an impact on the children whom many I am sure have vowed and have been more certain not to take drugs.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a non-profit organization that's big changes in schools and society in general

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I find this non-profit organization to be extremely useful solely for the knowledge that is provided to students through this program. Students are being educated on the "Truth About Drugs" everyday, giving them powerful insight into a drug culture that can change their life forever.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people who worked for this foundation was very king and helped kids from other schools to understand the truth about drugs in a very interactive and fun manner.

Pamela21

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The foundation tells people & kids, the truth so they can decide. I wish they had been around when I was young -- no one told us drugs were bad and then the 70s hit... I saw so many people waste years of their life high on drugs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I only wish these materials had been there when I was growing up. These children need to know the facts about these drugs so they can make their decisions and be able to be strong in the face of those who push them. This site is SO valuable to show that many can be reached and what that means for our young.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the New York area 1000s of drug prevention booklets have been distributed and drug awareness events have been held in schools. These materials and activities have helped people around learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Foundation for a Drug Free World, put out some of the most relevent materials I have seen on the subject of Drug use and abuse. As one interested in and involved with drug education to both youth and adults I find myself using their materials at almost every opportunity. They are concise and hard hitting and cover the whole array of drugs out there. Their video presentations and educator kits are second to none. I have never called on them when they were not at my service.

They definitely go out of their way to be of service, be it speed of service or quality and quantity of materials available.

Marina H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Volunteer for the Foundation for a Drug Free World and have not found any other nonprofit that is so effective. I have helped and saved countless lives from being ruined by drugs by using the literature made available by the Foundation for a Drug Free World. They have booklets, DVDs, posters and even lesson plans you can use to educate people on Drugs and their effects. I have done Truth About Drug lectures at many schools using these materials and have had only positive feedback from the children as well as the teachers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was really impressed with the information, rather than opinion, delivered by the personnel of Foundation for a Drug Free World. It gave straight information from many of those who had experienced drug problems personally and delivered facts about what the drugs did. As a health educator I can use this in the real fight to educate all those in our society, not just the students, in a way to evaluate whether to take a drug or not. As someone who has operated "drug treatment" programs I know there is much to be looked at in what is "effective" treatment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped the Foundation for a Drug Free World with a couple of events. The response from the kids and the teachers/counselors was rave, just about every time.

The program is very easy for the volunteer. The Foundation provides booklets, DVDs and curricula that educate kids and teenagers about the REAL truth about drugs. The DVDs explain what the drugs are made of and how they are used, where they come from, etc. Then they have ex drug users talk about their experiences with the drugs and what happened to them. Its pretty hard hitting but the program can be modified for younger audiences. For teens it helps them with the information they need to make their own decisions.

The modified program for younger audiences is so much fun to deliver. The kids are really curious and this teaches them early on that drugs are bad for you. They get sworn in as "drug free marshals" and understand why they shouldn't do drugs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered to work with The Foundation for a Drug Free World for several schools and youth groups around NYC. The program is great in that it is flexible enough to deliver to kids of all ages. Younger kids learn what drugs are and what they can do and pledge that they won't take drugs. Older kids learn from videos of people their own age that have taken drugs who talk about their experiences. Information is given on what the drugs are composed of so they can learn what they're putting into their bodies. And most of all, the foundation gives out free literature educating people about each drug. These are given to the schools - the teachers and the kids can take as many as they want and give them to their families and friends. The school administrators love the program and refer it to others...

Keith15

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group offers real help on the subjec of drugs. The information is like nothin else you've ever seen. They are really saving lives!

1 Sandra31

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Foundation for a Drug Free World is an amazing foundation. The children are the future and by educating them on drugs as well as educating adults is truly the way to solve many problems we are facing now and creates hope for the future. Drugs not only destroy an individual, but destroy the people around them. To stop the use of drugs you have to reteach people what they are, because in todays society it seems that we have lost truth about drugs. The media and society as a whole glorifies drugs and the drug culture. Not only illegal drugs but prescription drugs such as Ritalin which is over-prescribed and over-used by CHILDREN. The foundation is very organized and uses informative and captivating resources such as booklets and public service announcements to capture the attention of children and adults alike and tear down the blinds society and the media have set up about drugs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This drug free program is so simple to understand. Kids and adolescence get the true information about drugs. In elementary school, I went through the D.A.R.E. program and it isn't comparable at all to Foundation for a Drug Free World. First, this program is supported by volunteers who give their time because they know it works, not because they are paid officials. Next the information is so well researched children are provided with the facts. Seeing people's reactions after becoming enlightened about the truth about drugs is incredible!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Several months ago I sent out an extension course to a friends son , who was serving 6 mos in the Dutchess Cty. Jail for a misdemeanor . He completed that course . When he came home I questioned him on the course and I was told every inmate in the facility wanted to do this , wow I said we need to get donations for this to happen . Then I got an idea . Let me contact the correctional facility and get the route to city govt. on this . I'm doing this now . I can't wait to see the results . I believe if councilman and criminal judges and prosecutors receive a letter and a DVD on this way to happiness program and realize how much it helps their community and also what it will do for their campaign at re- election it will be a win , win for everyone . Truly bud Arimento

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The foundation is an organization that provide many free web-based and other educational tools to inform the public about the many forms of substance abuse and how to successfully treat them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I support Foundation for a Drug Free World because they are by fat the most effective drug prevention program in the world today.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Foundation for a Drug Free World has been very fulfilling. The materials are very good, and the feedback is great. It is really making a difference in the community, and Foundation for a Drug Free World works WITH the community and schools to educate and have kids make their own commitment to live a drug free life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I helped do a presentation to a school in the Bronx using the Foundation For A Drug Free World materials. The students were so interested and willing to talk about what they were seeing. They asked lots of questions and I could tell that the videos and presentation made an impression on them. This program brings true data to kids by presenting interviews with people who have had their lives fall apart as a result of drug abuse. Their stories are very impinging and hearing someone's personal account has a greater impact on a child than an authority figure, like a teacher or a parent, telling them they just "shouldn't do it". The documentary nature of these materials makes it very real to someone WHY they wouldn't want to get involved with drugs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This experience was awesome! I met so many people. A man that made a pledge was doing so because he put his wife on psych meds and he said it was a big mistake. She is not on the meds now and he said that what we were doing was very important. He actually changed after taking the pledge. Best experience ever. LMC, New York New York

1 Lance D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

No one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, we provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place. Additio
nally our Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that they can join which popularize drug-free living. These activities are simple, effective and can involve people of all ages.

Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 56 million educational handouts have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 120 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on 275 television stations. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them