Best Drug Rehabilitation has agreed recently to help out with Red Ribbon Week, an annual event held at the end of October to promote awareness and work on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Red Ribbon Week has been a popular event nationwide for decades now, but this is the first year that Best Drug Rehabilitation has had the opportunity to participate, and the staff of the rehab center is thrilled to be a part of the campaign.
The Red Ribbon Week theme this year was initially created by Kristopher “Jeremiah” Oakes and Logan Brehm, sixth graders at Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School in Claysburg, Pennsylvania, but the program itself has been around since 1985.
As for some history on the program, the National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign many, many years ago. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign all across the nation, with more and more communities and rehab centers, like Best Drug Rehabilitation, getting involved every year. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world to raise awareness on staying away from drugs or alcohol or on providing them with help and succor in their time of need. It all started for the Red Ribbon Week in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, an act that caused angered and grieving parents and youth in communities all across the country to begin wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the mass killing and irreparable destruction that is caused by drugs in America.
This year, Best Drug Rehabilitation is helping to promote Red Ribbon Week by getting coloring pages into two local schools for the kids to fill out, also giving teachers a chance to communicate drug and alcohol addiction awareness to the children, why they should stay away from it, what to do if drugs or alcohol is offered to them, and what to do if a kid’s parent is addicted to drugs or is abusing substances.
Best Drug Rehabilitation wants to see a Michigan that does not have young people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Best Drug Rehabilitation itself services a lot of clients who are young adults, and the focus on prevention done by Red Ribbon Week is this way something that Best Drug Rehabilitation feels very strongly about. All in all, this is a powerful program, and Best Drug Rehabilitation is proud to be a part of it. 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. If Best Drug Rehabilitation and Red Ribbon Week can get children, teens, parents, and teachers all talking about it, then some upset will be prevented, and some lives will be saved in the long run.