Creating a Global Movement to Stop Drug Addiction
- In the U.S., more than 90% of the people who have an addiction started to drink alcohol or use drugs before the age of 18.
- Alcohol and drug addiction costs the U.S. economy over $600 billion every year.
From students doing virtual classes from their homes, to adults looking for the facts, Drug-Free World is providing the truth about the harmful effects of drugs across the globe.
Every week, thousands of people enroll on one of the free online courses at DrugFreeWorld.org. With 14 courses covering almost every drug of choice, people are finding answers that are saving lives. Here are what a few course graduates had to say:
“What I liked about the course was the easy language used that made it simple to understand. I am addicted to heroin. Watching the videos was a very strong point to motivate me to stay away from the drug. Heroin is evil and something everybody should know about. I swear, if I had this knowledge, I would have never tried it. Thank you for this.” — H.H., USA
“I use your resources in our health classes but also use it for distance learning. I like that it is not sugarcoated and that it features people from all different walks of life. It is very informative. I even learned more in-depth information on all of the different drugs highlighted in your videos and resources. Now more than ever, it’s critical for students and families to have access to this information. Thank you so much for providing this incredible free resource to us.” — M.R., Teacher, Italy
“I enrolled on this course for my health class (and with many of my fellow students) and it gave me a better understanding of alcohol. I liked how it wasn’t just materials to read about, but it was also a video of people who have experienced it so I could see it from different perspectives. I learned the effects that alcohol can give me if I take too much. When I am an adult, I will be able to drink so I need to learn to be safe with it.
“I feel this is important information because it will keep people healthier and help them to stay away from death or the hospital (and with this pandemic we don’t want anyone at the hospital.) Thank you!” — J.R., Student, Colombia
“I lost the love of my life to crystal meth. He started displaying erratic behavior and broke up with me. On that day, as my family and I were witnessing his yelling over the phone, they told me ‘those aren’t cancer meds causing this, those are drugs.’
“For someone who’s been sober her whole life, I had to have a crash course on what methamphetamine is. Your book helped. If I would have known what meth was, I would have gotten him help a long time ago. He is in a treatment program right now, and I tell everyone to pray for him. As for me, I realize that I did my best with what I knew. This drug tears apart happy homes and loving relationships. I tell everyone who’s had a partner with addiction, that it takes an entire village to heal the addiction, and one loving partner is no match for what meth does and to get outside help.
“Your book is of great value to people who don’t know about the drug but who love someone that has a problem with the drug. Thanks again. Peace and blessings.” — G.H., USA