Our Say No To Drugs (SNTD) French Teams, all volunteers, are in-charge of some 67 million of people living in 34,967 communes in France. They are currently located in Angers, Avignon, Bretagne (a region), Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Pyrenees (a region) and Toulouse.
The Teams are distributing weekly more or less 9000 booklets, visiting 200 shops (any type of shops being bakery or chemist’s), and also doing drug prevention lectures wherever this is possible.
Following the contacts made during their distributions, they also can have the opportunity to bring The Truth About Drugs to other countries. Indeed, very recently the French National SNTD In-Charge was invited in Congo to do a presentation of our drug prevention materials. And back in France she continued with informative lectures in a prestigious establishment of the “Compagnons du Devoir”.
Meanwhile, in the center of France (Auvergne) a team decided to expand their drug prevention activities to other towns and villages, some being renowned, because regarding drugs, everyone has the right to know.
The common points of all these actions is the welcome all the SNTD distributors are receiving from the public and the shopkeepers showing that there is obviously a lack of factual information on the harmful effects of the drugs and that there is a common agreement that prevention is better and safer than harm reduction, especially at youth level.
“By listening to the neeeds of children and young people, prevention can contribute to their safety, health and well-being, and enable them realize their potential”. UNODC Executive Director 26 June 2018