Drug-Free South is the local chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World. It provides real solutions for drug prevention and education appropriate for teens and young adults.
As the local chapter of the international program Foundation for a Drug-Free World, Drug-Free South (DFS) works with community groups, schools, police and others to stop drug abuse before it's started by cutting off the demand side. DFS regularly criss crosses Tennessee visiting schools and talking to kids anywhere from 4th grade through university level. The reason: drug abuse is destroying our culture and is prohibiting mental clarity across the planet.
DFS is taking its message to every community and wants to encourage school teachers, boy & girl scout leaders and anyone else who influences the lives of young people to contact them for more information. "We will talk to anyone," says Ann Vallieres who volunteers regularly for DFS, "When it comes to drug prevention, we say 'Yes, we can!'"
The heart of the program is 14 Truth About Drugs booklets which contain facts on the most commonly abused drugs. Each booklet is designed to educate young people on the dangers and effects of drugs. Next there is The Truth About Drugs: Real People, Real Stories documentary film which expands on each drug of choice featuring survivors of addiction who now describe the unvarnished truth about drug abuse. To top it off, there is a complete educators package which comes with all booklets, film, posters, public service announcements and a complete curriculum of lessons any educator can use with ease.
There is more information at DrugFreeWorld.org, which is a completely interactive drug education resource center, providing extensive information and materials on the program--all of which can be viewed, downloaded or ordered online. The virtual education program is also downloadable as an app for iPhones and iPads.
DFS wants to encourage educators and anyone who knows a young person to visit drugfreesouth.org for more information or to schedule a lecture.