News Source: Church of Scientology International
VOICES FOR HUMANITY airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network
LOS ANGELES, Calif. May 31, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY – the weekly series presenting heroic change makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities – announces a new episode featuring the work of Italian anti-drug activist Oreste Depaoli on May 31, 2023.
Image Caption: Oreste Depaoli survived his battle with drugs to become a leader in Italy’s anti-drug movement. His campaign to bring drug prevention education to the country includes a motorcycle rally to distribute anti-drug materials on the 1,500-mile ride.
Behind the staggering numbers of overdose deaths and drug-related violent crimes in Italy is a lack of drug education. Oreste Depaoli unites community members and elected officials, revving up a nationwide motorcycle tour up and down the Italian boot to bring lifesaving drug education throughout the country.
ABOUT ORESTE DEPAOLI
Growing up in a farmhouse in Bergamo, Italy, Oreste Depaoli moved to the city at 11 years of age. By 12, he was introduced to marijuana. During his teenage years he became addicted to harder drugs, leading to an overdose at 19. Realizing he had narrowly escaped death, Oreste quit drugs immediately. He wanted to prevent others from going down the same path, so he became involved with the Drug-Free World campaign, educating people on the dangers of drugs. In the beginning, Oreste was threatened by drug dealers. But despite the danger, he united members of the community to spread the anti-drug message and successfully shut down their drug operation. A lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, he combined his passion for riding with his drug education calling, creating “Let’s Ride for a Drug-Free Italy.” The popular annual event attracts over 100 bikers for a 1,500-mile ride around Italy to distribute Drug-Free World educational materials at every stop.
Oreste Depaoli is currently the Executive Director of Drug-Free World Italy.
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Caption: Oreste Depaoli survived his battle with drugs to become a leader in Italy’s anti-drug movement. His campaign to bring drug prevention education to the country includes a motorcycle rally to distribute anti-drug materials on the 1,500-mile ride.
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