New York, NY – Aug. 4, 2016 – Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon of Bayside, New York, and President and Founding Sponsor of Foundation for A Drug Free World of The Americas Chapter, partnered with the Bronx YMCA, Police Athletic League, National Council of Drugs of Haiti, CG Global Consultants, International Human Rights Commission, Laterna Restaurant and the National Latino Officers Association of America to provide free drug education booths at more than 15 NYPD precincts at last night’s National Night Out. The purpose of the booths was to provide effective and accessible drug education, and prevention to NYC communities at large to help deter staggering drug trends in synthetic drugs, heroin and Rx drug abuse.
Volunteers from the sponsoring organizations gave out 7500 free drug education materials at the 67th, 76th, 81st, 47th, 43rd, 111th, Transit District 1, 9th, 83rd, 43rd, 44th, 113th, 110th, 109th, 115th, 42nd, and 28th precincts. Drug Free World’s booths were present citywide. Internationally, Drug Free World has distributed 62 million of its educational booklets in more than 123 countries since its inception in the early 90’s. National Night Out is an annual summer event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watches in which precincts organize anti-crime rallies with the participation of local business and civic organizations. National Night Out helps to building relationships and partnerships among the police and community.
Volunteers at the booth provided free and accessible drug education and prevention materials on illicit drugs, rx drug abuse, synthetic drugs and heroin that contain factual information on the harmful effects of drugs and anecdotes from those who suffered from their devastating effects. According to the NY Daily News, “Smack is back big time in the Big Apple, where fatal overdoses outnumber homicides and law enforcement seized roughly $300 million worth of heroin in 2014. In the first quarter of 2015, the DEA alone has already taken nearly 220 pounds of smack off the streets. “We’ve never seen these numbers, not even in the heroin epidemics from 30 to 40 years ago,” said James Hunt, special agent in charge of the DEA’s New York Field Division.”
Dr. Fialkoff said, “It is important to share the knowledge we have gained as adults with our children. They are the future generation and can be helped to avoid problems that we went through in our lives. As a doctor, one of our roles is to help our community, and that’s why I support the Drug Free World initiatives.” Brookyn Borough President Eric L. Adams recently held an interfaith event with Drug Free World, providing drug education training to NYC’s religious leaders. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz presented a proclamation to the organization at their Drug Free Hero Awards Gala, and held a press conference to provide the foundation’s free drug education booklets and curriculum in Chinese to his Chinese-speaking constituency.
Dr. Fialkoff sponsors the humanitarian youth outreach and educational program Foundation for a Drug Free World. Through his office’s sponsorship, more than 1100 free drug education events have been conducted at schools, after-schools and other community sites throughout NYC, NJ and Latin America where multitudes of our youth and kids have been safeguarded from the ravages of drugs. Dr. Fialkoff’s mission is to safeguard our community, our families and our youth through his sponsorship of the anti-drug education program.
About the Office of Dr. Bernard Fialkoff
Dr. Bernard Fialkoff has a periodontal, dental implant and cosmetic laser surgery office for more than 34 years on 56-03 214th Street in Bayside, NY. Dr. Bernard Fialkoff founded the Fialkoff Dental Study Club in the mid ‘90s which educates dentists at monthly meetings. He also sponsors numerous oral health care events throughout NYC, and through his role in the Drug Free World program, has sponsored more than 1100 free events since 2007.
For more information, please contact the office of Dr. Fialkoff at 718-229-3838 or BernardFialkoffDDS@gmail.com
About Foundation for a Drug Free World
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World the Americas Chapter is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. The Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that people can join which popularize drug-free living. Through a worldwide network of volunteers and working with more than 800 police, government, and community partners and alliances, 62 million educational booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held, and public service announcements have reached more than 260 million viewers in 123 countries.
For more information, please visit: www.drugfreeworldamericas.org
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