What is happening in France about drugs?


It’s in this large country of the European Union that Dites Non à la Drogue France (Say No To Drugs France), with a dozen groups spread throughout the territory, every week disseminates prevention information to the population and to teenagers, revealing the destructive effects of the most commonly used drugs. This is done through booklets, lectures and the free provision of educational materials for educators.

Aware of the crucial importance of their protective and educational actions, the volunteers are regularly on the street distributing booklets to passers-by, holding information stands, visiting stores whose owners greatly cooperate in distributing the materials, as well as public protection agencies and social services. All are interested in these information tools for the general public giving factual answers about the most used drugs.

Here are the Say No To Drugs statistics to date (May 2021) concerning the distribution of booklets alone:

January: 20,830

February: 21,901

March: 48,939

April: 30,055

May: 40,439

Moreover, motivated by the ongoing pressures and talks about legalization, these French volunteers intend to reach and inform more youth and public than last year. Indeed, only a preventive, factual and serious education of the public and especially of the young people, provided before the dealers contact them, will be able to put a serious curb on this modern time plague which has not been considered at its inception to its full extent.

Let’s remember these words of the previous UNODC Executive Director: “When we are talking about the lives and futures of the next generation, prevention is truly better than cure”.

Thank you for your interest


Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe was formed in March 2004 with the firm purpose of preventing and stopping debilitating drug use through educating non-users concerning the harmful effects that drugs can inflict upon the body, mind and personality, and by finding and directing existing users to programmes that can help them achieve comfortable abstinence for life.

Get in Touch

Related Articles

Get in Touch


Latest Posts

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.