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Red Ribbon Week is Here!

Learn more about the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program.

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New Online Resources

Operation Prevention recently launched NEW online lessons focusing on various drugs.  

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Calling All Scout Leaders!

The 2020 Red Ribbon Patch Program is now underway! Learn how your scouts can earn Red Ribbon patches and Certificates of Participation. The last day to submit your activity reports is November 30.

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News & Headlines

  • (September 24) The number of young adults (ages 19-22) who regularly vape marijuana shot up between 2018 and 2019, according to the most recent Monitoring the Future study. 
  • (HealthDay News, August 18) A new study out of the University of Washington suggests that the legalization of recreational marijuana may have disrupted the steady decline of the drug’s use among teens in the state.
  • (Science Daily, August 17) According to new research, opioid use can trigger deafness.
  • (Scientific American, September 2020 issue) The belief that addiction is due to “moral weakness and flawed character” can be dangerous for people battling substance misuse, according to National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow.