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Looking for Activity Ideas for the Patch Program?

The annual Red Ribbon Week Patch program is a unique opportunity for Girl and Boy Scouts across the nation to earn patches by participating in drug education and prevention activities.

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National Recovery Month

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

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DEA 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.

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Red Ribbon in Your Virtual Classroom

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

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Virtual 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.

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Watch: 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. 

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Watch: 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.

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Special 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.

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Go 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.

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Red 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.