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 anti-drug activist Maite Marques, premiering December 25, 2019.
VOICES FOR HUMANITY airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
In the Philippines, meth is one of the most commonly abused drugs. And with dealers working finance deals with their addicts, it is easier to buy drugs than a burger. Having seen firsthand the devastation and having conquered her own addiction, Maite Marques is a leading drug-free advocate spreading the Truth About Drugs among young, at-risk Filipinos.
Maite Marques was born and raised in an upper-middle-class family. As a pre-med college student, she fell into the wrong crowd. In her circle of friends, drugs were cool and that was enticing for Maite. It didn’t take much to hook her and that addiction destroyed her life, leaving her homeless and on the streets. With the help and support of her close family, Maite was eventually able to overcome her addiction. Then she decided it was time to fight back. And her best weapon is the truth. As a partner with Drug-Free World, Maite works through the school system, methodically dismantling the “cool factor” that first attracted her to drugs. By telling kids her own story of addiction, she strips drug use of its tantalizing allure and empowers her students with the facts. As a result, they make better choices than she once did.
Maite Marques serves as the president of Drug-Free World Philippines. She is growing a grass-roots movement that is spreading truth to hundreds of thousands of her country’s at-risk youth. And her work to foster a drug-free generation is changing the very fabric of the Philippines.
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