The Truth About Drugs program provides teachers, law enforcement and community groups with effective drug education materials.
Drug-Free South (DFS) is the Tennessee Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, and will be having an Open House on April 7th for World Health Day.
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World provides the Truth About Drugs booklets, the “They Said, They Lied” public service announcements, and the 100-minute documentary, The Truth About Drugs: Real People, Real Stories which all work together to provide students the facts on drugs. DFS helps kids understand the truth about drugs, so they don’t get caught off-guard when a dealer is trying to talk them into doing something they will always regret.
According to the World Health Organization which sponsors World Health Day, “[the day] is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO [World Health Organization] in 1948. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority area of public health. The Day provides an opportunity for individuals in every community to get involved in activities that can lead to better health.”
Drug-Free South is celebrating by showcasing its materials for educators in a forum where they are free to ask questions and gain an insight into the program and its curriculum. Guest participants at the open house will include Cornelius Carroll who co-founded the program Saving Our Youth, and has personal experience visiting schools to help students make good choices.
For more information on the Truth About Drugs program, visit drugfreesouth.org. For more information on the upcoming Open House on April 7th, call 615-687-4600 and ask for Julie Brinker.