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20 Ways to Celebrate

Are you still looking for ways to celebrate Red Ribbon Week? Check out this list of 20 creative and fun ideas!

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Virtual Field Trip

Forget the hassles of permission slips, and finding chaperones. On October 25 at 1PM EDT, go on a virtual field trip where you and your students can get an up-close look at the dangers of opioid addiction.  

Learn how you can register.
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National Take Back Day is October 27

Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

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Calling All Troop Leaders!

The 2018 Red Ribbon Patch Program is now underway! Get details on how your troop can earn Red Ribbon patches and Certificates of Participation.

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News & Headlines

  • (FOX San Antonio, October 1) Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are warning parents about the dangers of synthetic drugs marketed in brightly-colored packaging to teens.
  • (NBC News, October 3) Marijuana use causes more long-term damage to teen brains than alcohol use, according to a new study entitled “A Population-Based Analysis of the Relationship Between Substance Use and Adolescent Cognitive Development.”
  • (CNN, September 17) Nationwide, 12.4 percent of high school students and 4.5 percent of middle schoolers have used marijuana with an e-cigarette (which is also known as “vaping”) in their lifetimes, according to study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. 
  • (The Atlantic, August 20) As marijuana laws across the country change, health officials are getting more and more concerned that the public may not be aware of all of the risks.