Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the Foundation for a Drug-Free World in your area, please contact us through our web form or by physical mailing:

Foundation for a Drug-Free World,
The americas chapter
56-03 214th Street
Bayside, NY 11364

 
 

FAQs

Here you’ll find answers to questions we get asked the most about Foundation for a Drug-Free World services and materials.

 

How can I get involved?

There are three primary ways individuals and organizations contribute to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s efforts to bring about communities free from drug abuse:

1. Volunteering in Truth About Drugs activities: If you are not an educator (e.g., agent, community activist, student, etc.), contact us through the form above to find out our range of activities you can join in on. If you are an educator, The Truth About Drugs Activities Manual, is contained in The Truth About Drugs Information Kit (exclusively for educators). It presents a spectrum of successful drug prevention educational activities that you can initiate in your community. These include:

  • Setting up drug-free information booths

  • Organizing The Truth About Drugs booklet handouts

  • Drug-free pledge-signing events

  • Drug-free poster and essay contests

  • Creating drug-free clubs

  • Placing the “They Said/They Lied” public service announcements (PSAs) and/or Real People, Real Stories documentary chapters or half-hour segments on the air—and arranging showings of the videos in public venues (e.g., school closed-circuit televisions, student assemblies, clubs, theaters, etc.)

  • Doing drug-free radio shows

  • In addition to the activities outlined in the manual, the Foundation welcomes volunteer assistance from individuals and organizations wishing to translate its materials in languages in which they are not yet available.

2. Implementing The Truth About Drugs curriculum: The Foundation offers its The Truth About Drugs Education Package for free as an aid to educators who teach students 11 years of age and above in classroom, group instruction or community learning settings.

3. Making charitable contributions to the Foundation: Your generous support helps empower young people with the facts they need to live healthy, drug-free lives. It enables us to make our educational materials available free of charge to schools, youth organizations and other groups and individuals.

Send charitable contributions by check to Foundation for a Drug-Free World, The Americas Chapter, 56-03 214th Street, Bayside, NY 11364, USA. You can also make monthly contributions online through our Donate page. (Donations by US taxpayers to the Foundation can qualify for deduction against their federal income tax.)

Do I need authorization to use the materials?

The Foundation encourages the broad distribution and custom production of its publications, and is most accommodating in this regard. Every element in our arsenal of drug prevention educational materials is freely downloadable on our Materials page.

However, all of the Foundation’s printed and audio-visual educational material is copyrighted, so we must authorize in writing any copying, translation and duplication of it. Therefore, anyone wishing to use the Foundation’s copyrighted materials or trademarked logo needs to explain in writing (by email to coordinator@drugfreeworld.org) their intended use. Once approval is granted, we simply ask that you give appropriate credit to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

The Foundation does not grant exclusive right to reproduce or distribute its materials under any circumstances.

While this is not a long, stringent list of demands, we do appreciate your thoughtful consideration of these matters in your planned use and presentation of the Foundation’s materials.

How can I arrange for a great speaker?

With a network of affiliated volunteers and allied drug educators who reach out with our materials to help others stay drug-free, we make every reasonable effort to make our representatives available to speak, lecture or teach at local activities and venues.

For specifics, email us at office@drugfreeworldamericas.org, summarizing your needs and giving at least some estimation of time frame in which such a presenter is needed.

How do I team up with others in my community?

We have three primary volunteer activities that local individuals and organizations engage in–and which you are welcome to join in on:

1. Volunteer Truth About Drugs activities: If you are not an educator (e.g., agent, community activist, student, etc.), contact us through the form above to find out our range of activities you can join in on.

If you are an educator, The Truth About Drugs Activities Manual, is contained in The Truth About Drugs Information Kit (exclusively for educators). It presents a spectrum of successful drug prevention educational activities that you can initiate in your community. These include:

  • Setting up drug-free information booths

  • Organizing The Truth About Drugs booklet handouts

  • Drug-free pledge-signing events

  • Drug-free poster and essay contests

  • Creating drug-free clubs

  • Placing the “They Said/They Lied” public service announcements (PSAs) and/or Real People, Real Stories documentary chapters or half-hour segments on the air—and arranging showings of the videos in public venues (e.g., school closed-circuit televisions, student assemblies, clubs, theaters, etc.)

  • Doing drug-free radio shows

2. Implementing The Truth About Drugs curriculum: Local Foundation supporters and volunteers need all the help they can get to present and make available to local educators the Truth About Drugs Education Package, which is free as an aid to educators who teach students 11 years of age and above in classroom, group instruction or community learning settings.

3. Assisting in fund-raising activities: The generous support of contributors to the Foundation and local volunteer groups helps us empower young people with the facts they need to live healthy, drug-free lives. Any energy one can expend in local fundraising efforts will assist the Foundation in making our free educational materials available to more youths in more schools and communities.

We can inform affiliates in your area who will be most interested in your wish to participate in Drug-Free World activities, but we encourage you to have your own The Truth About Drugs educational materials, which you can download online.

How can I help a family member or friend?

We are most interested in helping you to help others lead drug-free lives,

Our first recommendation is that you carefully study The Truth About Drugs booklet(s). As well, view the Real People, Real Stories documentary and the related TV public service announcement(s). With these resources, you will gain a firm, basic understanding of the drug(s) of concern and their effects.

As we are a drug education and awareness organization, we can only refer you to resources who specialize in recovery from addiction and alcoholism – and who provide information and emergency assistance for users, their families and friends seeking help for a loved one.

In order to connect you with such specialists, we need your approval to give them your phone number or email address. Let us know by email at office@drugfreeworldamericas.org that you give your permission for us to pass along your phone number and/or email address to a substance abuse specialist, and we will act quickly to get you the assistance you need.