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Copy of Copy of Red Ribbon Week
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Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 when Drug Enforcement Agent, Kiki Camarena, was killed in Mexico City by drug traffickers. This event began a tradition of displaying red ribbons to honor Kiki and to stand as a symbol of intolerance towards the abuse of drugs.
Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body works. You've probably heard that drugs are bad for you, but what does that mean and why are they bad?
If you've ever been sick and had to take medicine; that's one kind of drug. Medicines are
meaning doctors are allowed to prescribe them for patients, stores can sell them and people are allowed to buy them. But it's not legal or safe for people to use these medicines any way they want or to buy them from people who are selling them
Cigarettes and alcohol are two other kinds of legal drugs when you turn 18 and 21. But smoking and excessive drinking are not healthy for adults and are OFF LIMITS for kids!
When people talk about a "drug problem", they usually mean abusing legal drugs or using illegal drugs such as marijuana, meth, or cocaine.
People sometimes use illegal drugs to escape from problems, but drugs don't solve problems, of course. And using drugs often causes other problems on top of the problems the person had in the first place!
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
Don't Get Messed Up With Drugs
Be a Hero, Say No to Drugs
Wednesday is Wear your
Favorite Team Gear
team up against drugs!
No Drugs for ME!
And WE will
to use our
That means - STAY AWAY FROM Drugs!
Illegal drugs aren't good for anyone, but they are particularly bad for a kid or teen whose body and brain is still growing.
While using drugs, people are less able to do well in school, sports and other activities. It's often harder for them to think clearly and make good decisions. People can do dumb or dangerous things that could hurt them -or other people - when they use drugs.
But I know, WE, students at Arnold Middle School USE OUR BRAINS!
And KIDS help other KIDS!!
And that's why we're wearing
and staying drug free!!!!!!
And we all know SMOKING STINKS! It's one of the worst things kids or adults can do to their bodies!!!
One way kids can help kids is by choosing not to try or use drugs. It's a good way for friends to stick together!
If you're worried about someone you know who is abusing drugs, the best thing to do is tell a trusted adult.
Show your spirit be Drug Free.
Wear your spirit shirt on Friday.