Scientology And Me

October 1, 2008

Scientology Churches Back Police Initiative with Drug-Education Activities

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Members of the Church of Scientology of Sydney came out in force at Hunter’s Hill’s Moocooboola Festival last Sunday to support Missing Persons Week—a public information campaign of the Australia Federal Police (AFP) to counter this social problem that tears families apart and often ends in tragedy. Out of an estimated 35,000 people who are reported missing each year in Australia, approximately 20,000 are under the age of 18.

“There are various issues associated with young people going missing,” states the AFP web site, which goes on to explain that drug and alcohol abuse is one of the main contributing factors.

Scientologists, who support this campaign, took heed of this year’s AFP motto: “When communication goes missing, so does our youth. Don’t close the door to communication.”

“This motto really tells it like it is,” said Cyrus Brooks, youth coordinator of the Drug-Free Ambassadors of Australia, a secular, non-profit organization that reaches kids with the truth about drugs before they experiment or start to abuse. “And this motto is certainly true when it comes to drug abuse. Talking to your kids and giving them the truth about drugs reduces the likelihood that they will become users.”

The Drug-Free Ambassadors Sydney chapter handed out copies of drug education booklets about the 10 most commonly abused drugs, and signed up over 200 people to be Drug-Free Ambassadors at the Moocooboola Festival.

Like their sister group, the Drug-Free Marshals in the United States, the Drug-Free Ambassadors was founded in 1993 and has been active in drug education for the past 15 years.

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