Area chiropractoir helps drug awareness effort


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The Sussex County Foundation for a Drug-Free World helped distribute over 2,000 Truth About Drugs booklets to seventh and eighth graders at Stewart Airport’s annual Y2Kids Career Day event.

According to the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, 2018 is on pace to far surpass drug deaths of 2016 and 2017, with an estimated 3,000 drug deaths. Having seen the negative effects of drugs on Sussex County residents, chiropractor and humanitarian Dr. M. Helena Takacs of Takacs Wellness Center located in Lafayette, sponsors the Sussex County Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

The foundation is the world’s largest non-profit drug education organization in the world. According to the foundation, an estimated 208 million people internationally consume illegal drugs.

“As a mother of three,” said Dr. Takacs, “it is unacceptable to see the negative impact that prescription and illegal drugs, such as heroin and pyschotropics, have had on our youth. It is my passion to eradicate these societal impacts by educating our local community about these issues and this is why I sponsor the Drug-Free World Program and deliver seminars such as “How to Know if Your Children Are on Drugs and How You Can Help Them.”

Dr. Takacs educates parents and children on the harmful effects of illegal drugs so that they can prevent a family from experiencing these horrors. These free sponsored programs are available for schools, parent groups and community organizations at no charge locally via Dr. Takacs as well as nationally via the Foundation for a Drug Free World-- which is a foundation fully supported monetarily from concerned local business owners.

The foundation distributes the Truth About Drugs booklet, an informational pamphlet that details short- and long-term effects of drugs, common street names and myths that a dealer might use to make a sale. The foundation offers educational materials free of charge to educators and anyone who wants to learn more about the harmful effects of drugs (www.DrugFreeWorld.org) For more information visit www.DrTakacs.com or contact Dr. Takacs at 973-383-5052 to schedule a free educational program.



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