Did You Know? “K2” was linked to 120 overdoses in Austin and Dallas in one week alone.
Did You Know? Numerous fatal car accidents involved people under the influence of synthetic marijuana.
Did You Know? More than 650 new designer drugs have flooded into Europe in the past ten years.
Did You Know? An estimated 208 million people internationally consume illegal drugs.
Did You Know?: 92% of those who begin using Ecstasy later turn to other drugs.
Did you know? The most commonly used illegal drug is marijuana.
Did you know? Long-term use of marijuana can cause psychotic symptoms.
Did you know? From 1992 to 2006, the potency of marijuana increased by 175%.
Did you know? Cocaine is the second most trafficked illegal drug in the world.
Did you know? In 2007, inhalants were the substance most frequently abused by youth aged 12 or 13.
Did you know? LSD is 100 times more potent than hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Did you know? In the US, one in ten high-school seniors admit to abusing prescription painkillers.
Did you know? Every day in the US, 2,500 youth abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.
There is a lot of talk about drugs in the world—on the streets, at school, on the Internet and TV. Some of it is true, some not.
Much of what you hear about drugs actually comes from those selling them. Reformed drug dealers have confessed they would have said anything to get others to buy drugs.
Don’t be fooled. You need facts to avoid becoming hooked on drugs and to help your friends stay off them.
Sooner or later—if it hasn’t already happened—you, or someone close to you, will be offered drugs. The decision of whether or not to use them could drastically affect your life. Any addict will tell you they never expected a drug to take control of their life or maybe that they started with “just pot” and that it was “just something to do” with their friends. They thought they could handle it and when they found out they couldn’t, it was too late .
You have a right to know the FACTS about drugs —not opinions, hype or scare tactics. So how do you tell fact from fiction? That is why we have created this website—for you.
THE TRUTH ABOUT MARIJUANA
Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in the world. There is an ever-growing gap between the latest science about marijuana and the myths surrounding it. Some people think that since it is legal in some places, it must be safe. But your body doesn’t know a legal drug from an illegal drug. It only knows the effect the drug creates once you have taken it. The purpose of this publication is to clear up some of the misunderstandings about pot.
The Truth About Synthetic Drugs
Synthetic drugs are created using man-made chemicals rather than natural ingredients.
A number of synthetic drugs on the market, including Ecstasy, LSD and methamphetamine, are described in other booklets in The Truth About Drugs series. This booklet gives the facts about “synthetic marijuana” (Spice or K2), “synthetic stimulants” (Bath Salts) and a drug known as “N-bomb.” These are among the synthetic drugs known as “designer drugs.”
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.
As an educator you want to help youth stay clear of drugs and you know you need to reach them before the dealers do. While time and resources for effective drug education are sometimes lacking, and the materials used are often outdated, not to mention that they don’t factually speak to the kids, we can help.
This Truth About Drugs Education Package fills the growing demand for practical tools to help you and other teachers, instructors or directors communicate the truth about drugs swiftly and effectively. It provides lessons, assignments and classroom activities that elicit student participation and captures and retains young people’s attention. Students willingly read, view and, most importantly, use the information to make right choices about drug use.
Volunteers from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World handed out 300,000 copies of drug education booklets during the Euro 2016 football championships.