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Scientologists in Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Italy and the United Kingdom also lead successful and popular “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” campaigns.

The Italians, who have a “Say No to Drugs” Honor Roll, enlisted the support of Philips, Italy’s most famous volleyball team. And while touring Italy, members of the legendary Spanish football team, Real Madrid, each signed the honor roll. Further maintaining a high profile in the field of sports, the Church’s anti-drug campaign sponsors major sporting events to heighten public awareness of the problem and its solution.

In Denmark, the “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” association has been educating members of Parliament, city officials, police chiefs and other community leaders on the dangers of drug use – particularly the liabilities of methadone. Danish Scientologists loudly decried this psychiatric “quick fix,” with thousands of signatures on the “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” Honor Roll. Scientologists throughout Denmark also have spearheaded the creation of school environments entirely free from drugs, where students and teachers pledge to permit no tolerance toward drugs and to widely promote their school as drug-free.

In Germany, which also faces a methadone problem of frightening proportions, Scientologists in Hamburg published a brochure which described the destructiveness of methadone “therapy,” distributing more than 50,000 copies of it throughout the city. This led to a long-overdue national exposé of abuses occurring in Hamburg’s “Needle Park.”


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