DRUG-FREE WORLD CLERMONT-FERRAND REACHES EVERY CORNER OF THEIR CITY
The Drug-Free World Clermont-Ferrand chapter is a dedicated team of volunteers who regularly pound the streets of their city providing citizens with the truth about drugs.
Due south of Paris, France, sits Clermont-Ferrand. Known for its International Short Film Festival, it is surrounded by hills which open up and give way to the Limagne plain in the east.
Though stunning with its Notre-Dame-du-Port Cathedral and its famous dormant Puy de Dôme volcano, Clermont-Ferrand is yet no exception to the drug epidemic. Take for example the 230 kilos of cannabis resin in Moroccan suitcases seized by police, or the two men arrested at the railway station with 1.5 kilos of cocaine in their stomachs.
To address this, the Clermont-Ferrand chapter of Drug-Free World (DFW) lets no week go by without pounding the pavement of their beloved city and nearby areas, providing The Truth About Drugs booklets to local shops, which then give them to customers. They also set up booths at markets and on busy streets for visitors to take materials. “Like a child at Christmas opening a long-desired present,” is how one Drug-Free World volunteer described the expression on the face of a teacher as they discovered the DFW Education Package at one such booth.
The team hones in on areas of high drug dealing, including the train station and the Saint-Jacques quarter, where the immigrant population is targeted by drug dealers.
Anyone can join DFW, as long as they have a passion to rid their region of drugs, as did one volunteer, a former alcoholic. After beating the addiction, he is now determined to prevent others from falling into the same trap. Nearly 70, he dedicatedly goes store to store and person to person, with booklets in hand.
The team hones in on zones of high drug dealing, including the train station and the Saint-Jacques quarter, where the immigrant population is targeted by drug dealers. All walks of life come their way—police officers looking for solutions, the mother with a heroin addict son whom she is determined to help, the everyday shopper and teens out for a “good time.” The team has distributed over 42,000 booklets with the help of more than 1,000 shops since 2017, and will continue creating a drug-free city by disseminating the truth.
ALCOHOL ABUSE FACTS
It’s time to give people the truth about alcohol. Here are the facts.
from auto accidents are due to alcohol consumption
worldwide, such as liver disease, cancers and injuries, are contributed to by alcohol use
a year in the U.S. from alcohol—more than from all illegal drugs, combined
DEATHS A YEAR
in the U.S. are due to alcohol-related causes
internationally are diagnosed with alcohol addiction
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