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  • DEA Museum Lecture: The Kingpin StrategyDEA Museum Lecture: The Kingpin Strategy

    Former DEA Administrator Robert C. Bonner joined the DEA Museum in the first installment of the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum & Visitor Center’s fiscal year 2021 lecture series Disrupt, Dismantle, and Destroy. Mr. Bonner spoke about leading DEA as it put the “Kingpin Strategy” into place in the early1990s to combat violent and powerful drug trafficking organizations.

  • Red Ribbon in Your Virtual ClassroomRed Ribbon in Your Virtual Classroom

    Are you creating a lesson about Red Ribbon Week for your virtual classroom? 

  • Virtual Ways to Celebrate Red RibbonVirtual Ways to Celebrate Red Ribbon

    Due to the nationwide pandemic and social distancing guidelines, this year's celebration will look a little differently than the ones in the past.

  • Google Voyage Tour: The Life of Special Agent Kiki CamarenaGoogle Voyage Tour: The Life of Special Agent Kiki Camarena

    Video: Join us as we explore the life of DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena through the lens of Google Earth.

  • Watch: Red Ribbon Week Music VideoWatch: Red Ribbon Week Music Video

    Learn more about the history behind Red Ribbon Week, how young people can celebrate, ways teens are staying drug free, plus much more. 

  • Watch: Panel Discussion at Red Ribbon RallyWatch: Panel Discussion at Red Ribbon Rally

    Prior to the 2019 Red Ribbon Rally, Rich Lucey, a prevention program manager in the DEA’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, hosted a panel discussion with three people from different perspectives -- a parent leader, a college student, and a high school student.

  • Special Preview: The Life of DEA Special Agent Kiki Camarena Google EarthSpecial Preview: The Life of DEA Special Agent Kiki Camarena Google Earth

    In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, DEA partnered with Google to develop an interactive way to explore the life of Enrique Kiki Camarena through the lens of Google Earth. Watch the preview.

  • DEA National Red Ribbon RallyDEA National Red Ribbon Rally

    The Virtual National Red Ribbon Rally will stream here on October 1. 

  • Go Red for Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31Go Red for Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31

    Go RED for Red Ribbon Week! Learn how you can request that a building, landmark, business, and/or bridge in your community light up red.

  • Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31

    RED RIBBON WEEK, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. 

  • Ways to Celebrate Red Ribbon WeekWays to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Red Ribbon Week is almost here! Is your school or organization still thinking of ways to celebrate? Check out the list below for 20 creative and fun ideas!  And don't forget to go to our main Red Ribbon Week page for history, videos and more about the celebration.

  • Five Facts about Red Ribbon WeekFive Facts about Red Ribbon Week

    Are you new to celebrating Red Ribbon Week? For the newbies, or those who are just curious, here are a few quick facts about Red Ribbon Week to get you started!

  • Photos: Girl and Boy Scouts Celebrate Red Ribbon WeekPhotos: Girl and Boy Scouts Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    To earn a Red Ribbon Patch from the DEA, Boy and Girl Scouts across the nation participate in various anti-drug activities -- that could include parades, door decorating and more -- during Red Ribbon Week. See photos.

  • Red Ribbon Week QuizRed Ribbon Week Quiz

    How much do you know about Red Ribbon Week? Test your knowledge below.

  • Who Was Enrique “Kiki” Camarena?Who Was Enrique “Kiki” Camarena?

    Who is the man that inspired Red Ribbon Week? Check out the timeline below to learn more about the life of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.

  • Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA ContestRed Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest

    DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are co-sponsoring a Campus Video PSA Contest for colleges and universities to promote the importance of preventing alcohol abuse and the non-medical use of prescription stimulants among college students.

  • Video: Red Ribbon Patch ProgramVideo: Red Ribbon Patch Program

    Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts! Watch this video on how to earn the Red Ribbon Patch.

  • DEA Red Ribbon Week Patch ProgramDEA Red Ribbon Week Patch Program

    The DEA Red Ribbon Patch Program is designed to provide Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a patch from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) by engaging in anti-drug activities in celebration of Red Ribbon Week.

  • Video: Red Ribbon WeekVideo: Red Ribbon Week

    Red Ribbon Week empowers parents to start a conversation, and make a pledge that encourages our kids to live drug free and helps them to succeed.

  • Red Ribbon Week HistoryRed Ribbon Week History

    Learn more about the death of DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.

  • National Recovery Month 2020National Recovery Month 2020

    National Recovery Month occurs each year during the month of September.

  • National Prevention WeekNational Prevention Week

    National Prevention Week (NPW) is an annual national health observance focused on increasing the prevention of substance use and the promotion of mental health.

  • Upcoming DEA 360 EventsUpcoming DEA 360 Events

    Check out a list of local DEA 360 events.

  • NaloxoneNaloxone

    Recent dramatic numbers of overdose deaths from prescription opioids and heroin has increased the demand for Naloxone, a medication that can rapidly reverse an opioid overdose.

  • National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is March 22 - March 28, 2021National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is March 22 - March 28, 2021

    National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), March 30 - April 5, 2020, is a national health observance for teens to promote local events that uses the scientific facts from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to shatter the myths about drugs and alcohol.

  • Operation Prevention Operation Prevention

    To combat America’s rapidly growing opioid and heroin epidemic, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, have launched a new joint nationwide education initiative called “Operation Prevention.”

  • Operation Prevention Virtual Field TripOperation Prevention Virtual Field Trip

    Register for a LIVE virtual field trip to a community greatly impacted by opioid addiction on October 25, 2018 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific.

  • National Prescription Drug Take Back DayNational Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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

  • Get Involved in a Community Anti-Drug Coalition Get Involved in a Community Anti-Drug Coalition

    We are all concerned about substance abuse issues facing our youth and can work for drug-free neighborhoods and promote drug prevention activities. Many towns and cities have community anti-drug coalitions that tackle both drug and alcohol issues.

  • DEA Museum and Visitors' CenterDEA Museum and Visitors' Center

    The Drug Enforcement Administration Museum's mission is to educate on the history of drugs, drug addiction, and drug law enforcement in the United States.

  • Who We Are

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the only federal agency with a single mission dedicated to drug law enforcement. With unique operational and intelligence capabilities, DEA staff identify, investigate, disrupt and dismantle major drug trafficking organizations, remove drugs and violent criminals from communities, and fight the diversion of illegal drugs. For more information, visit

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