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.

Red Ribbon Ideas For Law Enforcement

Here are some ideas to make this year's Red Ribbon Week celebration the best yet!

  • Use Red Ribbon Week as an opportunity to continue talking to your staff and constituents about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use.
  • Sponsor a local school or school system with Red Ribbon Theme Merchandise.
  • Use our social media tips to post Red Ribbon Week messages on your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Encourage your staff and members of the community to enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad for their family - and $1,000 for a local school.
  • Talk to your staff and community-at-large about securing and taking inventory of their medicine cabinet to prevent prescription drug abuse.
  • Tell your staff and members of the community to take a stab at creating the 2018 National Red Ribbon Theme. Winners gain national recognition and $500 of Red Ribbon theme merchandise for their school.¬†This year's theme was created¬†by a student at Solon Middle School in Solon, Ohio.
  • Write "Celebrating Red Ribbon Week" on your email signature.
  • Display Red Ribbons on all of your vehicles.
  • Raise money for a local prevention organization by charging $5 for employees to wear denim on a special Red Ribbon jeans day.
  • Distribute red ribbons in your community.
  • Sign the Red Ribbon Pledge.
  • Volunteer to speak about the latest drug trends to a group of parents or to speak about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use to students in your community.
  • Organize a Miles of Quarters Campaign to support prevention.
  • Display Red Ribbons and posters on the interior and exterior of your building.
  • Check out what other prevention organizations are offering to make your Red Ribbon Week the most impactful yet at www.redribbon.org/resources
  • Insert Your Best Idea Here. Add suggestions to the comment section below. We'll filter out the best and add them to this list!

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