Residents of Rio de Janeiro, Olympians, thousands of volunteers and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World have joined forces to tackle the drug epidemic with a massive multi-media drug prevention campaign.
Not only did they bring home the Gold, they are gold-medal examples for the next generation as advocates of drug-free living in an era when that example is urgently needed.
US-based Foundation springboards SEP's campaign this week to achieve drug-free BCS schools and communities
The 2016 Olympics saw the launch of an unprecedented drug prevention campaign determined to spread the truth about drugs throughout Brazil. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World built a corps of local volunteers passionate about ending the country's crack epidemic.
Five recent letters from teachers, school resource officers and community leaders who use the Truth About Drugs materials illustrate the impact—and urgency—of drug education.
In her Drug-Free World cap and with gold medal in hand, Emily Regan, of the U.S. Women's Eight Rowing Team, gives golden advice to Rio kids--play and stay drug-free.
The world record-breaking U.S. Women's Eight Rowing Team gold medalists and Drug-Free World volunteers spread the truth about drugs at the Rio Olympics to help Brazil counter its crack cocaine epidemic. Brazil has the highest incidence of crack consumption in the world.
At the Rio Olympics, U.S. Women's Gold Medalist rowing coxswain Katelin Snyder and her teammates, who shattered the world record at the Rio games, join Foundation for a Drug-Free World volunteers, encouraging youth to pledge to play and stay drug-free .
While the Olympics have drawn world attention to Brazil, there are many who are playing a different game—a dead-end game of crack addiction in the slums of the city. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is working with hundreds of volunteers from local churches and nonprofits to reverse the country's deadly crack epidemic.