| October 2006 (2006-10)|
Church of Scientology
| Non-profit (religious)|
Drug abuse prevention
| Los Angeles, California, United States|
Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California, with a focus on the elimination of drug abuse and its resulting criminality. The Foundation uses the Truth About Drugs campaign materials for drug education. There has been controversy about the claims made by the foundation and about its support by public organizations who were not aware of its link to Scientology.
Foundation for a Drug-Free World Wikipedia
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World was founded in October 2006. In 2008, it partnered with the United Nations for International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Telegram.com reports of Drug-free World’s involvement in the fight against opioid addiction in Worcester County, Massachusetts where there were 148 overdose deaths in 2016. Foundation volunteers worked with Aids Project Worcester and Rockdale Recovery High School.
Grant Cardone, real estate investor, motivational speaker and best-selling author donated one hundred percent of the proceeds from the book “Be Obsessed or Be Average” to Drug-free World.
In 2012, the police department of Santa Ana distributed anti-drug pamphlets provided by the Foundation for a Drug-Free World. A reporter called the contact number on the pamphlets and asked where to get help for drug abuse. He was directed to Narconon Arrowhead, the flagship rehab centre of Narconon International, which is classified as a Scientology related entity by the IRS. The SAPD withdrew the pamphlets after the reported link.
The "Drug-Free Marshal" program started in November, 2008, at Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World supplied the pamphlets, at the bottom of which contained a notice of copyright by Foundation for a Drug-Free World, Narconon and Association for Better Living and Education, all programs sponsored by the Church of Scientology. After the city mayor found out that the anti-drug program was created and bankrolled by the Church of Scientology, he apologized and ended the program.
After an investigation by the State of California into the Narconon anti-drug education program, State Superintendent Jack O'Connell urged all California schools to drop the program for its inaccurate and unscientific information in 2005, the year before the Foundation for a Drug-Free World was founded.