It is the vision of the Global Peace Foundation, Inc. to promote peace, locally and around the world, by
(a) preventing the root cause of drug and alcohol abuse, which are the major causes of crime and violence.
(b) creating a healthy community free of hunger and abuse;
(c) helping the families in crisis and the needy in stress;
(d) supporting the educational and cultural development of children to inspire to be a new generation of peacemakers.
Abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs costs society an estimated $276 billion annually. Substance abusers incur 300 percent higher medical costs than non abusers. They are one-third less productive on the job and are two to five times more likely to be absent from work eight or more days a year.
The most disturbing aspect of this problem is how drug abuse damages youth and the threat this poses for the future. Young users suffer more illnesses, miss more days of school and are more prone to engage in criminal conduct. Most of the children who abuse Drug and alcohol are missing attention, love and respect from the family. To educate children we have to involve parents too. As these families also suffer from consequences of drug and alcohol abuse.
It is therefore vital to reach young people before they start on drugs. Studies suggest that if a young person can reach the age of 21 without using illicit drugs, they are unlikely ever to do so. (drugfreeworld.org)
There are a myriad of attitudes concerning drug addiction, and drug addicts. Unfortunately, there are still those who believe this condition to be the result of poor judgement, or perhaps a flawed character. The consensus among modern health care professionals, including the American Medical Association (AMA), is that drug addiction is a disease.
Creating a humane and peaceful world through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion. For reaching this goal it is very important to involve whole family to understand its importance. Addressing the individual's physical, psychological,emotional and social conditions, Sustained reduction in alcohol or drug use and sustained increases in personal health and social function are the primary goals.