“From the Crack House to the White House”
“10 years ago I was high on crack cocaine, now I’m high on life.”, these are the words from Sacramento native, Bishop Ron Allen, a former crack cocaine addict for seven years, and now one of the must prominent leaders in the country on the war on drugs.
Allen united with law enforcement agencies from all over the world, who assembled themselves in the nation’s capitol last week to share data and strategies to help fight the escalating war on drugs in this country. The event was hosted by HIDTA (The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program) an organization under the executive order of the White House.
Allen was there with the I.F.B.C. (International Faith Based Coalition), an organization in which he is the founder and director of. The coalition focuses on drug prevention within the faith based community. The organization’s ideology is that people are more likely to receive an anti-drug message from their place of worship, rather than a message brought to them sporadically elsewhere by strangers. Allen, along with other members of his coalition were honored with the HIDTA Award for superior performance.
For more information on the I.F.B.C movement, call 916-807-1210.
(This story was originally written in April of 2010)
By Ray Johnson/Npaphoto.com