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During this last half-year, the Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe (FDFE) continued through its European associations Say No To Drugs to inform the youth and the public at large on the drug dangers. The basic materials used are:

- the booklet The Truth About Drugs, describing for the 12 most used drugs how they work, the mental and physical effects they create;

- the DVD with 16 Public Service Announcements “ They said, They lied ” with strong depictions of the destructive effects of drugs and a 100 minute documentary: “ Real people, Real stories ” told by former drug users who survived the life-shattering addiction.

The impact in preventing drug use is significant. Those who are informed can resist peer pressure and choose for themselves to never start drugs in the first place. Another result is that when especially young people learn the truth about drugs, they naturally want to bring that information to others, thus expanding the data person to person, community to community.

In Czech Republic, the 25 participants of the 11th edition of the Cyclo-run team started in Orlova with the approval of the City and in the presence of 350 children. The race lasted 10 days, passing through 45 cities, covering 1 300 kilometers, distributing 30 600 booklets and holding 130 lectures in 46 schools of 23 cities, representing 4538 children! Thus, many of them thus were discouraged from taking drugs and others were strengthened in their decision to never take them.

The media coverage by TV channels, radios and newspapers reached about 2 250 000 people.

The race ended in Prague where the team was received by many Senators and the Head of the Senate who stated: Anti-drug education is cheaper, more effective and definitely better than solving the consequences of drugs. I very much appreciate this activity and consider it important. The Senate will engage in it further .

1.Cyclorunners the full team

2.The full team of Cyclo-runners

The full team of Cyclo-runners

3.Children are watching SNTD clips on our multimedial TV car in Plzen city square

Children watching the DVD on the SNTD multimedia car

4. SNTD doing a lecture for children on school

A lecture in school

5. Chairman of Senat with SNTD team

The reception at the Senate in Prague