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The Information Students Need To Know
Red Ribbon Week is one of the most important school assemblies of the school year, educating, reinforceing and supporting the message of living a substance-free lifestyle while presenting and addressing the risks and dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco products.2015-10-26_respect-yourselfbe-drug-free-red-ribbon-week.jpg
Every October, local police and law enforcement groups, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, most public schools, and a number of other agencies support Red Ribbon Week. It is a time when the youth of the nation are encouraged to live a life that is drug-free, alcohol-free and tobacco-free. During this time, support for making wise and heathy choices and the discussion of consequences is msot important.
  • Current estimates show that more than 80 million people participate in Red Ribbon events each year.
  • The first national Red Ribbon Week was coordinated in 1988 with the help of the White House.
  • Almost every public school in the United States supports Red Ribbon Week in some way during the last week of October.


Why Do We Need to Have Red Ribbon Week?

  • For kids between the ages of 12-17, 10.6% of them admit to being current illicit drug users.
  • More than 13% of adults who have a dependency on an illegal drug first tried marijuana for the first time at 14 or younger.
  • High school seniors are the most likely age demographic to have used illicit drugs within the past 30 days.
  • Early substance abuse increases the likelihood of a person developing psychiatric disorders when they are in their 20s.
  • For kids, tweens and teens who use drugs, they have a 1 in 4 chance of developing an alcohol dependency when they become an adult.
  • Kids who run away from home at least once are more likely to have tried or regularly used alcohol, drugs, or both.
  • It isn’t cocaine or pot that teens are worried about. 2 out of 3 students say that smoking cigarettes is the greatest risk they can take.
  • Almost 50% of teens believe that prescription drugs are much safer than illegal street drugs.

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