Depressants: Dear Senses

Video Lesson: Depressants

Misusing these prescription drugs can cause slurred speech, dizziness, a lack of coordination, and much more. Watch the video to learn more.

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PSA: Little Monsters

​The University of Miami is one of the two schools that won first place in the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Campus PSA Contest! 

PSA: Challenge the Perceptions We See

North Dakota State College of Science is one of the two schools that won first place in the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Campus PSA Contest! 

Watch: 'Try' Music Video

Check out this inspiring music video featuring several young people who are currently in recovery from substance misuse.

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2019 Red Ribbon Week Rally

The National Red Ribbon Rally was October 7, 2019. The event featured \"Breaking Bad\" actor Dean Norris as the master of ceremonies, remarks from both the DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon and First Lady Melania Trump, artistic performances from youth groups, award presentations, and more.

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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: Secure Your Meds PSAs

Until you're able to reach a medication drop-off location, it's important that you keep them safe and secure in your home. 

Troy University Wins Campus PSA Contest

(January 21, 2020) Congratulations to Troy University! Students at the Alabama school created the video that won first place in the 4th annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest.

Video: Parents and Teens Talk to People Recovering from Drug Addiction

A new anti-drug educational video, “Teens React to Conversations With Survivors of Addiction,” produced by DEA and ELKS Drug Awareness Program (DAP) shows these real conversations with teens, parents and addiction survivors.


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.