Law enforcement has recently been aggressively addressing the problem and the news media has given it attention as well. However just identifying the problem and exposing misdeeds does not solve it. If young people formed a strong objection to these sort of drugs through their own self-knowledge at an early age they would be less likely to be drawn into the destructive pattern of drug addiction.
The Foundation for a Drug Free World has produced factual, informative and interesting educational materials, which specifically deal with the prescription drugs causing the addictions that have reached epidemic proportions in Florida.
“When people have the facts, they can’t be fooled or lied to, and they will make positive decisions for their lives,” said Julieta Gil, President of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, Florida Chapter, “With drug education we can prevent careless experimentation with addictive drugs that ruin lives, careers and can even be deadly.”
The Foundation works to prevent drug abuse by providing the truth about drugs in a series of informative booklets, impacting public service announcements, informational videos and educator's guides.
Each of the booklets informs youth and adults about specific drugs - how they affect the body, the dangers of abuse and how addiction works. The booklet on prescription drugs calls attention to the specific problems of the painkillers that are some of the most dangerous and addictive drugs known. The Foundation for a Drug Free World makes its “Truth About Drugs” series of booklets available to non-profit organizations free of charge. For more information visit www.drugfreeworld.org.
For those whose drug use has turned into a drug addiction, or a problem outside his control, there are also real solutions which do not involve use of additional drugs to relieve the original addiction or problem. Narconon is an internationally recognized drug rehabilitation program that utilizes the methods developed by humanitarian and founder of the Scientology religion, L. Ron Hubbard. Narconon has a documented success rate of more than 75%. When necessary, any serious addiction is handled by Narconon in cooperation with a certified medically supervised detoxification.
There are several Narconon Centers in Florida. For more information on this drug-free method of substance abuse treatment, and where they are available in Florida, visit www.narconon.org.