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Red Ribbon Week 2013: A Healthy Me Is Drug Free

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The National Family Partnership (NFP) first started Red Ribbon Week in 1988, to help aid in the prevention of drug abuse and raise awareness. Red Ribbon Week starts on October 23rd and ends on the 31st. Each year Red Ribbon Week has a theme and this year’s theme is “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.” The National Red Ribbon Campaign is one of the oldest and largest drug awareness and prevention programs in the United States. Although the main goal of the program is to educate our youth about drug abuse, the National Family Partnership also helps to push for new drug laws and improve existing ones at a local, state, and national level.

Support Red Ribbon Week 2013

Red Ribbon Week is your chance to show your support and help not only break the stigma of drug addiction, but also help prevent drug abuse among teens and young adults. We encourage you to wear a red ribbon during this week to show your support. You can even help spread the word online by taking the pledge to be drug free! We here at the Watershed believe that by spreading the truth about drugs we may help prevent future drug addiction problems. Statistics show that parents who talk to their teens about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who do not have the talk.

National Family Partnership Drug Prevention

Red Ribbon Week started as a response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. Agent Camarena was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. People all across the country began to wear red ribbons to not only remember Camarena, but help raise awareness of the death and destruction that drugs have brought to our nation. The National Family Partnership sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration in 1988. Since then, Red Ribbon Week as been a stepping stone for many other drug abuse prevention and awareness movements, and has reached millions across the U.S.

Drug abuse and drug addiction affects millions across the United States, but with campaigns like Red Ribbon Week, we hope that it will help prevent future drug addiction problems. The best way to prevent drug addiction is total abstinence. If you have a history of drug abuse or drug addiction problems in your family, you may want to start talking to your kids about drugs today. Awareness is crucial to preventing future drug abuse problems. If you need help with drug abuse or drug addiction problems, please feel free to cliclk here: CHAT LIVE 

2013 Red Ribbon Photo Contest 

Would you like a chance to win 1 of 10 iPads and the opportunity to win a $1,000 for your school? Click the link to participate in the National Red Ribbon Photo Contest.

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