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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.


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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2018 Red Ribbon Week Rally

The 2018 Red Ribbon Rally featured veteran NBC 4 news anchor Jim Handly as Masters of Ceremonies.


DEA Museum Lecture: Professional and Technical Support

Elizabeth L. Maurer, Curator of Education for the DEA Museum, hosted a panel discussion with members of DEA Professional and Administrative Support.

Watch: 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.