FOUNDATION FOR A DRUG-FREE WORLD LAUNCHES A MASSIVE DRUG PREVENTION CAMPAIGN FOR SUPER BOWL LVI
With overdose deaths spiking in Los Angeles County during the pandemic, Foundation for a Drug-Free World volunteers mobilize to reach out with a drug education and prevention drive during Super Bowl LVI.
Drug abuse is not just a threat, it is a fact—another type of pandemic that affects the entire country and the world. And according to the LA County Department of Health, accidental drug overdose deaths rose 52 percent in the first 10 months of the pandemic over the same time period the year before, with the highest proportion associated with methamphetamine and fentanyl.
Foundation for Drug-Free World volunteers from across the city have launched an all-out campaign to get out their drug-free message to local residents and 150,000 visitors arrived from out of town for the Super Bowl and its related activities.
Drug-Free World brings its education and prevention campaign to communities worldwide to reach people with the unvarnished truth about the most commonly abused drugs.
Volunteers packed pick-up trucks with boxes of drug education booklets to distribute to stores, restaurants, hotels and community groups. They also handed out booklets to friends and neighbors.
International Foundation for a Drug-Free World Coordinator Jessica Hochman said, “Addiction in Los Angeles affects so many people, not just addicts but their families and friends. Drugs have somehow become ‘acceptable.’ But they ruin lives. We want to reach as many people as possible with our fact-based drug education.”