Navigation Links
Scientology Volunteers Attack Drug Abuse in Sydney
Date:11/18/2009

SYDNEY, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Church of Scientology of Sydney, Australia, who belong to the Drug-Free Ambassadors were out in force Sunday, November 15, distributing thousands of fliers at the 26th annual Glebe Street Fair. Their purpose: to inform kids of the truth about drugs so they make informed decisions to stay drug-free.

Concerned about a new drug called Mephedrone, or "MM-Cat," that Sydney students and club goers buy over the Internet, the Drug-Free Ambassadors spent the day talking to kids and teens, swearing them in as Drug-Free Ambassadors. New Drug-Free Ambassadors take a pledge to be drug-free and to help their family and friends do the same.

"The drug-free message is really important to get out in times like these," said Drug-Free Ambassadors spokesperson Cyrus Brooks. "People are bombarded with bad news in the media and they look for escape, especially young people. Unfortunately there is a lot of false propaganda around that drugs and alcohol provide that escape. We need to attack these lies as it's just not true."

Brooks and his Drug-Free Ambassador team inform youth of the short-term effects of drugs such as Mephedrone and Ecstasy, which include paranoia and depression, and that users risk even more serious long-term effects such as kidney failure and cardiovascular collapse.

Cocaine, another popular "party drug," has similar effects but can also cause tactile hallucination, with some kids talking about having the sensation of bugs burrowing into their skin. This drug can also cause reproductive damage and infertility. "Drugs like these ruin lives," says Brooks. "The best solution is to not get caught in the drug trap in the first place."

At the Glebe Street Fair the Drug-Free Ambassadors distributed a brochure explaining what drugs are, how they destroy creativity and why drugs don't actually bring happiness, but quite the opposite. Dixon Restaurant in Chinatown and the Church of Scientology of Australia funded the printing of the brochure, which is being translated into Chinese and Korean to get the word out to Sydney's Asian population too.

Drug-Free Ambassadors, founded by the Church of Scientology in 1993, helps communities all over Australia fight the scourge of drugs. For more information on the Drug-Free Ambassadors of Sydney visit their web site at www.drugfreeambassadors.com.au/.

    Karin Pouw
    Church of Scientology International
    (323) 960-3500
    mediarelations@scientology.net

SOURCE Church of Scientology


'/>"/>
SOURCE Church of Scientology
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Scientology Volunteer Ministers Target Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the South Pacific
2. Thai Research Nurse Completes Scientology Volunteer Minister Training at the Church of Scientology of New York
3. Church of Scientology Distributes Drug Abuse and Addiction Facts Internationally
4. Scientology Magazine Earns Religion Communicators Council Award
5. Scientology Volunteer Ministers Provide Disaster Relief During Melbourne Fires
6. Church of Scientology Fighting Teen Drug Abuse
7. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seeks Seattle Area Volunteers for a Stress-reduction Study
8. Athens Consulting Volunteers Time To Habitat For Humanity
9. Womens Dermatologic Society Volunteers Make Huge Impact at Four Sun Safety Events in August
10. Red Cross Sees Increase in Youth Volunteers During United We Serve Program
11. Three New Studies Give Clear Guidance on How to Better Recruit Volunteers for Alzheimers Clinical Studies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... work wear distributors and International relief organizations across the globe to provide effective ... offers lifestyle and work wear collections via insectshield.com . In the wake ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... A 2-in-1 bottleless water ... place. From 101 Water Texas, here are the ways in which this technology ... continuous supply of pure, fresh, oxygenated water, with both cold and hot options. ...
(Date:4/23/2017)... ... April 23, 2017 , ... Altura Communication Solutions, ... of Cisco Select certification and SMB specialization. Altura is now qualified to ... In earning the Select Certification, Altura fulfilled the training and exam requirements for ...
(Date:4/22/2017)... ... April 22, 2017 , ... ... has named PROSHRED® Security of Philadelphia its “Woman-Owned Small Business of ... specializes in providing information destruction , recycling, and compliance services to ...
(Date:4/22/2017)... New Freedom, PA (PRWEB) , ... April 22, ... ... of healthcare experience to his role as Vice President of Sales and Business ... direction of key GPO/IDN business partner engagements, business development, and strategic planning for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 The Global Effective ... to 2022 report has covered and analysed the potential of ... on market size, shares and growth factors. The report identifies ... and opportunities in the global market. ... Browse 152 Tables and Figures, 6 Major Company ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017  New research provides evidence that an old ... to a study released today that will be presented at ... in Boston , April 22 to 28, ... of Parkinson,s disease, the oral drug levodopa has long been ... But as the disease progresses, the effects of the medication ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... Ohio , April 18, 2017  Cardinal Health ... Non-GAAP 1 fiscal 2017 earnings per share (EPS) ... and 2019.  This is in conjunction with this morning,s ... Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses. ... from continuing operations will be at the bottom of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: