The Maryland Chapter of Drug-Free World visited the children and young adults of the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Franklin Square of Baltimore in March 2107. The children watched a documentary about the dangers of drugs narrated by former drug addicts. There was lively discussion about the things that can happen to a person when they start taking drugs and how quickly one can become addicted.
After the discussion the students signed a Pledge to live a drug free life, to encourage their friends and family members not to take drugs and to help educate others about the dangers of taking drugs. Each student received several Truth About Drugs booklets to read and to distribute to friends.
Volunteers from the D.C., Maryland and Virginia Drug-Free World Chapters came together to staff an information table at a recent Synthetic Drugs Symposium event held at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
The Drug-Free World program has been participating in the annual D.C. Police National Night Out event for several years by providing booths with Truth About Drugs campaign materials in all seven D.C. police districts. This year, seven booths were once again staffed across the city by Drug-Free World volunteers.
National Night Out is a nationwide activity where the police work with civil society to get people out of their houses to see that you can actually come out at night and have fun without doing drugs or committing crimes.
The theme of this years National Night out event was “Bridging the Gap” between youth and seniors with the theme “Healthy Safe Summer.” The events were sponsored by the Washington D.C. Police Foundation and Target.