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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.

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2017 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 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' 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: 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.

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A 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 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 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.