• DEA National Red Ribbon RallyDEA National Red Ribbon Rally

    The 2018 Red Ribbon Week Rally was held Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Watch: Take-Back Day PSA from Uttam DhillonWatch: Take-Back Day PSA from Uttam Dhillon

    DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon encourages Americans to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27, 2018.

  • 2017 Red Ribbon Week Rally2017 Red Ribbon Week Rally

    The 2017 DEA National Red Ribbon Rally featured guest speaker Geneva “Mika” Camarena, widow of  Special Agent Enriqué “Kiki” Camarena and President of the Kiki Camarena Foundation. Mrs. Camarena talked about her husband’s legacy with the Red Ribbon campaign, and the message of hope that it signals to communities around the nation.

  • Watch: Heroin and Prescription Opioid AddictionWatch: Heroin and Prescription Opioid Addiction

    As we face the worst drug crisis in our nation’s history, understanding the dangers of opioids and talking to your loved ones about prescription drug misuse is more important than ever.

  • Watch: 'A Common Enemy' PSAWatch: 'A Common Enemy' PSA

    As a nation, in spite of our differences we can all agree on one common enemy: drug addiction. Prevention works when we act early. Learn how you can talk to your children about drug use right here at Watch the public service announcement below.  

  • Watch: Discovery Education's Operation Prevention PSAWatch: Discovery Education's Operation Prevention PSA

    The DEA and Discovery Education have teamed up to launch Operation Prevention, a program geared towards fighting opioid misuse among young people. Learn more.

  • A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2017 Update on Marijuana ResearchA New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2017 Update on Marijuana Research

    Last fall, the DEA Museum hosted an eye-opening lecture called “A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2017 Update on Marijuana Research.”  Watch.

  • Md. College Student Wins Top Prize in Red Ribbon Week Video ContestMd. College Student Wins Top Prize in Red Ribbon Week Video Contest

    A 21-year-old Baltimore native was just announced the winner of the 2017 Red Ribbon Campus PSA Contest for her creative, animated anti-drug video that promoted healthy alternatives to drug use.

  • Video: 911 CallVideo: 911 Call

    Every 20 minutes in the United States someone loses their battle with drug addiction.  In this audio, taken from an actual 911 call, a distaught mother found her son passed out after an apparent drug overdose.      His mother knew he was doing drugs and she hid it. She says her son started with marijuana before moving on to opioids.

  • Public Service Announcement: Cell PhonePublic Service Announcement: Cell Phone

    Teens are more likely to die from an overdose than texting and driving. This PSA highlights the importance of securing your prescription painkillers. Watch.

  • Public Service Announcement: SafePublic Service Announcement: Safe

    This public service announcement highlights the importance of securing your prescription medication to ensure your family stays safe. Watch.

  • Anti-drug PSA: 'Real Life' Anti-drug PSA: 'Real Life'

    Student Nate Trillo from Midlothian, Texas gives us the straight facts about how drugs can ruin your real life. Watch the video.

  • Anti-drug PSA: 'The Twins' Anti-drug PSA: 'The Twins'

    Twin brothers, Lucas and Liam, pretty much lived an identical life ... until one them decided to take a pill. Watch what happened.

  • Connecticut Teens Win 1st Place in Anti-drug PSA ContestConnecticut Teens Win 1st Place in Anti-drug PSA Contest

    Kyle Citrin, Clay Knibbs, and Carter Soboleski, who attend Daniel Hand High School in Madison, Connecticut, will split a $10,000 scholarship. Watch the video.

  • Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest WinnerRed Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest Winner

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) co-sponsored a Red Ribbon Campus Video PSA Contest for colleges and universities. Watch the winning video.

  • VIDEO: Fried Egg 2016VIDEO: Fried Egg 2016

    With the changing drug landscape, today's kids ask their parents very specific and challenging questions.

  • VIDEO: Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate AddictVIDEO: Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

    You are going to see that once the addiction starts it is often too late. By telling somebody, you could be saving a life.

  • VIDEO: Marijuana—The Facts and FictionVIDEO: Marijuana—The Facts and Fiction

    Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in America. Like the tobacco plant, its smoke contains a mixture of gasses and particles that are harmful to your lungs. Watch this video to find out what's fact and fiction.

  • VIDEO: The Promise of DrugsVIDEO: The Promise of Drugs

    When it comes to drugs and drug abuse, there's the promise and there's the reality. If you've ever felt the pressure to use drugs, you've probably heard the promise. Some promises are specific to a drug: "Meth can help you lose weight" or "Steroids will make you a better athlete." Other promises are vague: "Getting high will help you relax." Watch this animated video to learn more about the promise and reality of drug use and abuse.

  • VIDEO: Taking Prescription Drugs to Get High—A Bad IdeaVIDEO: Taking Prescription Drugs to Get High—A Bad Idea

    97% of teens don't use prescription drugs to get high. Watch this video to learn why taking prescription drugs to get high can have serious health effects including addiction and overdose.

  • Video: Synthetic DrugsVideo: Synthetic Drugs

    Synthetic drugs are made from chemical compounds, and some people think they are a legal substitute for drugs like marijuana and ecstasy. But they are not. Watch to learn the difference.

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