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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.

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41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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

1 Marty G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with the Elysian Charter School in Hoboken, NJ to get the Truth About Drugs incorporated into their health curriculum. The teacher told me that while watching the videos the kids were absolutely silent and attentive, which he says is exceptional for a group of 8th graders. He also said that the subsequent discussions were serious and focused, another rarity for kids that age. It is a pleasure to be involved in Foundation for a Drug Free World because the material really makes an impact.

1 Leslie24

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity is doing what no other is doing -- educating young people, their parents, teachers and even drug counselors on the hazards of drugs -- it goes well beyond "Just Say No!" A nice mantra, but that's all "Just Say No!" is. Foundation for a Drug Free World materials should be mandatory in every school, home and business. Where it's used, it makes a huge impact and helps keep more kids off of drugs -- or helps explain the reasons they should get off drugs -- than any other program.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This couldn't be more true than about the results that the Foundation for a Drug Free World get. Their "Truth About Drugs" prevention program combined with their Drug Free Marshall's program WORK--and they work like no other. These 2 programs prevent someone from even "experimenting" with drugs, much less becoming a drug abuser. Their results have no equal. This is a group that I whole-heartedly support and encourage anyone with children, anyone in education, in law enforcement or in government to look into an support. This program goes a long way to prevent a future drugged society.