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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

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It's National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week!

NDAFW links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Did you know:
▪️Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco).
▪️100 people die every day from drug overdoses. This rate has tripled in the past 20 years.
▪️Over 5 million emergency room visits in 2011 were drug related.
▪️2.6 million people with addictions have a dependence on both alcohol and illicit drugs.
▪️9.4 million people in 2011 reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs.
▪️6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.
▪️Rates of illicit drug use is highest among those aged 18 to 25.
▪️Over 90% of those with an addiction began drinking, smoking or using illicit drugs before the age of 18.
▪️Binge drinking is more common in men; 9.1% of men 12 and older reported heavy drinking 5 or more days in a month, while 2.6% of women reported this.
▪️Over 11% of Americans have driven under the influence.
▪️Out of 16.6 million people with alcoholism, 2.6 million were also dependent on an illicit substance.
▪️It is estimated that over 95% of those who need treatment for alcoholism do not feel they need treatment.
▪️More people receive treatment for alcohol than any other substance.

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Red Ribbon Week

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It's Red Ribbon Week!

The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.

Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. When he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it. "I'm only one person," he told her, "but I want to make a difference." On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him into a car. One month later, Camarena's body was found. He had been tortured to death.

In honor of Camarena's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents, sick of the destruction by alcohol and other drugs, had begun forming coalitions. Some of these new coalitions took Camarena as their model and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the red ribbon.

In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. The National Family Partnership (NFP) and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver his message of hope to millions of people every year, through the National Red Ribbon Campaign.

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