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Church of Scientology Fighting Teen Drug Abuse.

The Church of Scientology Church of Scientology: see Scientology, Church of.  is Targeting One of the Most Harmful Forms of Teen Drug Abuse with a Hard-Hitting Public Service Announcement about the Illicit Use of Prescription Drugs

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 the Phoenix Metro News, the local office of the DEA DEA - Data Encryption Algorithm  announced this week that Phoenix high school students abuse prescription drugs more than hard drugs like cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, while police in West Virginia West Virginia, E central state of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland (N), Virginia (E and S), and Kentucky and, across the Ohio R., Ohio (W). Facts and Figures


Area, 24,181 sq mi (62,629 sq km). Pop.
 announced yesterday that 75 percent of teens at one middle school have been exposed to prescription drug abuse. Earlier this week a story from Wisopinion.com pointed out that 60 percent of Wisconsin teenagers have access to controlled substances in and around their homes and 20 percent of them have abused them to get high. Only yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans to reduce the risks of illicit use of pain medication, citing a 2007 survey showing that in one month, 5.2 million Americans aged 12 or older used prescription pain meds for non-medical purposes.

Because Scientology churches around the world carry out grass roots grass roots
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 activities to help youth make informed choices about drugs, the Church of Scientology International became aware of the serious threat prescription drug abuse presents to today's youth and created a public service announcement to raise awareness of the problem to help reverse this trend. This edgy 1-minute video impacts teens, exposing the lie that prescription drug abuse is "safe" or "trendy" by showing its fatal consequences.

This video is one of a series of 16 public service films produced by the Church of Scientology for the non-profit Foundation for a Drug-Free World. Graphically illustrating the effects of commonly abused substances, the films also target alcohol, meth meth
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, heroin, cocaine, crack, marijuana and Ecstasy, in addition to prescription drug abuse.

These films are part of a series of educational materials provided by the Foundation, which include booklets, posters and other teaching aids teaching aids nplmateriales mpl pedagógicos

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, created by the Church of Scientology for educators, youth groups and government institutions.

Last week, thousands of football fans converging on Tampa for the Super Bowl watched two of these anti-drug films throughout the weekend. These public service announcements appeared hourly alongside celebrity interviews, sports highlights, previews and local news on two super-screens (120 and 400 square feet) erected in Ybor City and Channelside Florida by the London-based outdoor broadcasting pioneer Hill Davenport.

All sixteen of these anti-drug films can be viewed on the Scientology web site at www.scientology.org and www.drugfreeworld.org.
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