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.
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.
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
- 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.
Call To Schedule Your Red Ribbon Week Assembly Today!