FLASH MOB LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO TACKLE DRUG ABUSE IN LA
On the eve of Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, a flash mob at Hollywood and Highland launches a massive drug prevention campaign to raise awareness of drug abuse.
Drug-Free World volunteers surprised tourists and shoppers in the heart of Hollywood with a flash mob on Sunday, 6 February. They kicked off a series of events from now to the Super Bowl to raise awareness of the danger of drugs. And for good reason.
During the first 10 months of the pandemic, accidental drug overdose deaths in Los Angeles increased 52 percent over the previous year.
The volunteers have organized themselves to distribute hundreds of thousands of Truth About Drugs educational materials to shops, businesses and popular locations across LA County.
With all eyes on the City of Angels for Super Bowl LVI in the newly built SoFi Stadium, the volunteers have been joined by NFL legend Marshall Faulk, a national spokesperson for the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, who is inviting fans to sign up for and take the online drug education courses through his page on the Foundation’s website: drugfreeworld.org/marshall-faulk. These e-courses are offered free of charge and are open to everybody.
“There’s no fuzzy, nice way around drugs,” says Faulk. “They do what they do to you and they leave just a trail of disaster and heartache and death. How we attack that is just being honest, letting people know. And I’m not just talking about street drugs. I’m talking about prescription drugs as well.”