Despite the restrictions and in full respect of the sanitary measures, the French Say No To Drugs (SNTD) groups and associations, after a great 26 June celebration of the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, were even more active to contact people in cities, towns, villages and distribute their booklets The Truth About Drugs to youngsters, parents, any public, shopkeepers, visiting campings, and also along the well known French sunny beaches.
The Say No To Drugs volunteers are easiley noticed with their turquoise tee-shirts in the streets or at the booth, informing, giving on the spot mini-lectures to youngsters or taking the benefit of big gathering of people such as at different famous Summer Festivals to hand out their educative booklets.
Always well welcomed, they are often receiving testimonies from parents or friends who have seen the devastatous effects of drug use and even worst when they have lost a dear one by drug overdose.
This is very encouraging for the SNTD teams to continue their prevention action. They had also the opportunity to discuss with different policemen very aware of the impact of the drug problem in the society. A nurse working in a drug treatment center met the SNTD group in another city and was interested by the materials for her center. A young smoker of shit, congratulated the team and “plans to join the SNTD team of his town”.
Here after some big and small locations visited by the SNTD volunteer teams :
Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Nice, Arcachon, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand, Avignon, Arles, Fontainebleau, Avons, Montauban, Lezoux, Levallois, Vertaizon, Vichy, Auray, Biscarosse, Cazaux, Mimizan, St-Jean-de-Luz, Ascain, Puteaux, Orcine, Orcival, St Nectaire, Montaigut, and more beautiful little villages.
Thus, during this month of July the volunteers were able to distribute some 55 060 booklets, araising the awareness of the of the youth and of the population at large on the harmful effects of the 14 types of drugs the most used, remembering the people that there are no “soft” drugs !
Find out more about these drugs And about the association:
Dites Non à la Drogue, Oui à la Vie: www.nonaladrogue.org
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