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Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated on October 23 - 31st 2018

We have many slogans and ideas for the products you need to make your Red Ribbon Week event a success! Ask me about the popular products being ordered this year, I have done work with drug free programs for over 15 years now. We offer many drug prevention slide guides, activity books, coloring books, and other great promos for your next drug prevention event!! See below for popular incentives and educational materials for Red Ribbon Week, click the product picture for important details or to order today for your next Red Ribbon Week event! We offer products on opioid awareness, underage drinking, marijuana prevention, and more! Let us put an end to the heroin and opioid epidemic through educating our youth about the dangers of drug use.

Red Ribbon Week offers a great opportunity for parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations to raise awareness of the problem of drug abuse. This highly popular and successful event allows the community to take a huge stand against drug abuse by wearing a Red Ribbon or spreading the awareness message of Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week encourages the entire community to adopt healthy, drug-free lifestyles for the campaign. This nation-wide drug free campaign brings together parents, schools, and businesses as we look for innovative ways to keep kids and communities drug free! The red ribbon symbolizes a continuing commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drugs in our communities. In 1985, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique S. "Kiki" Camarena was killed by drug traffickers. Shortly after Camarena's death, citizens from his hometown of Calexico, California, began wearing red ribbons to remember him and commemorate his sacrifice. Congress established Red Ribbon Week in 1988. This makes it the 28th annual red ribbon week in history.

Many community centers, non profits organizations, drug free programs, police departments, elementary;middle;and high schools celebrate this week of drug free empowerment. Let us teach our kids that drug free, is the way to be! 

The events vary from school to school, but they all have one theme in common:  staying drug free. Many of the kids of our youth's family have died from drug abuse or another addiction related disease such as hepatitis c or AIDs. Some kids did not grow up with the knowledge that doing drugs are bad, and that is something you will not find in your standard textbooks. Algebra and English study do not include any paragraphs on the thousands of lifes that die a year from overdosing on drugs. Parents are urged to take part of Red Ribbon Week. Research shows that children are less likely to use alcohol and other drugs when parents and other role models are clear and consistent in their opposition to substance use and abuse.  Red Ribbon Week is fun for the entire family to take part of.

The negative consequences of drug use and trafficking extend beyond their health effects... Numerous studies point to the link between drugs and violence. Drug production and creation also damage the environment. This Includes forests, rivers, streams, and wildlife both in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. There are many reasons to stay drug free and we need to reward the positive behavior of our youth. If you are the event coordinator happen to run a drug free coalition, this is one event you really should consider to support drug free awareness! Drug prevention is the key to our youth's success

On Red Ribbon Week children and teens will post to social media profiles such as Twitter and Facebook with anti-drug messages aimed at keeping other kids drug-free. Sheriffs and Law Enforcement will visit the school and show the kids exactly what to look for. They will give the kids alot of information pertaining to drug abuse. Some of the new forms of prevention marketing is used in the method of #hashtags - when you order promotional items for this event, think about what helps connect with the youth of today.  The youth of today relate to hashtags such as #REDRIBBONWEEK or #DRUGFREE! , so that makes this method a great social norms campaign idea for Red Ribbon Week. 

We can use observances from events like Red Ribbon Week to highlight the progress we’ve made and show the positive things we can do for ourselves and our communities when we work together. Never underestimate the power of social norming! This is evidence-based strategies proven to work.

Facts About Drugs:

More teens die from prescription drugs than heroin/cocaine combined.

In 2013, more high school seniors regularly used marijuana than cigarettes as 22.7% smoked pot in the last month, compared to 16.3% who smoked cigarettes.

60% of seniors don't see regular marijana use as harmful, but THC (the active ingredient in the drug that causes addiction) is nearly 5 times stronger than it was 20 years ago.

1/3 of teenagers who live in states with medical marijuana laws get their pot from other people's prescriptions.

The United States represents 5% of the world's population and 75% of prescription drugs taken. 60% of teens who abuse prescription drugs get them free from friends and relatives.

Many people who believe they are taking drugs such as MDMA (Molly or Ecstasy) may be getting bath salts instead

4.2 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 1.6 percent) have used heroin at least once in their lives.

People who inject drugs are at high risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis C

You can be addicted to a substance or a drug by just using one time

Synthetic marijuana aka "Spice" or "K2" use has been linked to a rising number of emergency department visits and deaths - the chemical inside various forms of spice is not researched and highly dangerous