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  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Red Ribbon Video ContestRed Ribbon Video Contest

    Eligible entrants can create and submit a 30- to 60-second video PSA showcasing the underlying message behind Red Ribbon Week.

  • 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.

  • National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week(SM) is January 23-29National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week(SM) is January 23-29

    National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), January 23-29, 2017 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.

  • 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. The purpose of the Patch Program is to empower young people to engage in a drug-free activity and strengthen their anti-drug beliefs.

  • Living Drug Free: Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31Living Drug Free: Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Featured Articles

  • Long-term drug use causes brain changes that can set people up for addiction and other problems.
  • Teens are known to have mood swings. However, some behavior may indicate more serious issues, such as abuse of drugs and alcohol. Here are some of the warning signs of drug use.
  • The teen years are often a time to explore and learn more about themselves as they approach adulthood. Often, this involves experimenting and testing their boundaries. The desire to do something new or risky is a normal part of teen development.