Throughout the next eight days (October 23rd – October 31st) our country will observe Red Ribbon Week which focuses on becoming a drug free nation through awareness, advocacy, and resources.
This movement was founded in 1985 by the National Family Partnership after the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. The red ribbon is a symbol that millions have donned in commitment to raising awareness of the destruction that drugs have caused throughout our nation.
One of the strongest voices against drugs is the modern day hero; a present mother or father.
“Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.”
This week we challenge parents to have a conversation with your children about drugs and the effects of drug use. We encourage all to take the National Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge and be a part of creating a drug free America.