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Red Ribbon Week

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Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week is extremely important because of the fact that it promotes healthy living and a drug free life. It is used to make teens and even adults aware of the negative affects of using drugs or drinking alcohol, and its goal is to reduce the number of those who made the decision to drug themselves and gain pledges of those who would never try. Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America. Why it's Important Camarena worked his way through college, the military and joined the police force. He later joined the U.S. DEA in the hopes of making a difference in the world by stopping illegal drugs from entering the United States.
His assignment was to work undercover in Mexico, investigating a drug cartel that was believed to include the Mexican army, police, and government officials.
On Feb. 7, 1985, Camarena, who was 37, went to meet his wife for lunch, but he never made it. As he left the office, five men shoved him into a car. He was then tortured and killed. In Memorium:
Enrique Camarena "Kiki" Tuesday: Hugs not Drugs
You can be happy without drugs
Wednesday: Your Future is Bright, Shade Out Drugs
Avoiding drugs will result in a brighter and better future
Thursday: Double up Against Drugs
Together we stand, say no to drugs.
Friday: Dream Big
The world is your oyster, and only you have the choice of living a healthy life and creating a drug free future. Spirit Days! (: Game Time (:

Drug Simulation - Chocotate Catastrophe

1. Place gloves on both hands so that the designated thumb spot is actually on the pinkie and the pinkie spot is on the thumb, basically reversing the glove
2. Try to unwrap one of the two Hersheys Kisses given to you
3. Take off the gloves and unwrap the second Herseys Kises Chocolate
4. Compare the two processes of unwrapping and wait until everyone is ready to share what they have found
5. You may eat the chocolate once I allow you to (: History of Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffikers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.
Inspired by Kiki's sacrifice, the Virginia Federation of Parents and the Illinois Drug Education Alliance called on all Americans to wear red ribbons to symbolize their commitment to fight drug abuse. Red Ribbon Week October 23-28, 2012 21.8 million Americans age 12 or older used illegal drugs in the past month, up from 19.7 million in 2006.
8.7 percent of the population aged 12 years old or older used illicit drugs including marijuana, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used non-medically. Teen Use of Drugs Take a minute to sign the pledge that I have laid on each table with preferably a pen. Thank you (: Promoting a healthy living and a drug free life What is Red Ribbon Week? Red Ribbon Week has been recognized annuanly since 1988 on a national scale as the last full week of October in order to advertise the harmful effects of drugs on the human body.
It brings millions of people together to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and encourage prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed in the United States. Drugs are extremely unhealthy for the human body, and although they provide both a sense of relaxation and recreation, the side effects often ruin the lives of those who use them
Some of the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol include:
Dizziness, Nausea, and Loss of Balance
Liver Disease
Elevated Heart and Breathing Rates, Blood Pressure, Body Temperature and Withdrawal Symptoms
Short Term Memory Loss
Damage to Brain Cells
Most often: death Why do drugs matter? Spirit Days! (: Any chemicals that alter the way a person's body works
Medicines are legal drugs, and so doctors are allowed to prescribe them for patients while stores can sell them as well, however it is when you begin abusing this medicine that the drugs become harmful to you
Cigarettes and alcohol are two other kinds of legal drugs. In the United States, adults 18 and older can buy cigarettes and those 21 and older can buy alcohol
Tobacco, cocaine, marijuana, and other substances, on the other hand, are illegal and can have an extremely negative effect on the human body What are Drugs? Sometimes kids and teens try drugs to fit in with a group of friends while might be curious or just bored. There are a variety of otther reasons that society would use drugs, but often it is because they help the person escape from reality for a while. A drug might — temporarily — make someone who is sad or upset feel better or forget about problems. But this escape lasts only until the drug wears off, which is why drugs ultimately do not solve the root of the problem. Why are drugs used? D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
It is a drug abuse prevention education program designed to equip elementary, middle and high school children with knowledge about drug abuse, the consequences of abuse, and skills for resisting peer pressure to experiment with drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
Based on the premise that prevention is the only long-term answer to drug abuse, the program includes all 50 states and 53 countries.
The D.A.R.E. program is taught in over 75% of the nation’s school districts, creating a positive atmosphere for students to interact with uniformed law enforcement officers.
This unique program uses uniformed law enforcement officers to teach a formal curriculum to students in a classroom setting. DARE Program DARE Program
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