Honoring Red Ribbon Week is for Adults and Not Just Students

When we think of Red Ribbon Week we think of the red ribbons the students bring home from school regarding drug prevention. But as adults why do we celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Who is Enrique “Kiki” Camarena? How did Red Ribbon Start? And where? How close to home do we have drug gangs? In 2012, the Red Ribbon Week is October 23- 31st, 2012 and the theme is “The Best ME is Drug Free”.
Drug Cartels and gangs are in our lives so quit turning a blind eye. It doesn’t matter where you live DRUGS ARE EVERYWHERE. Larry Parnham of the Sedalia Police Department is a leading expert on gangs and drug cartel issues in the United States. He states that out of 4 documented gangs in Sedalia, Missouri 2 of them are supplying large amounts of drugs to the Midwest. These gangs supply Meth, Cocaine, and Marijuana.
The best fight against drugs is prevention. Ways to do this everyday is to talk with your kids and be candid. Keep the lines of communication OPEN. Did you know that kids who learn about the dangers of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use drugs, alcohol and tobacco? If you feel uncomfortable about talking about drugs there are many different resources, but one to try is www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com to inform not only yourself but your loved ones, too.
When 500 agents looked for him they found his body in a shallow grave on a ranch in Mexico. He was on the trail of a Mexican Drug cartel that discovered a multi-million dollar narcotics manufacturing operation in Chihuahua, Mexico. On February 7th, 1985 undercover Drug Enforcement Agent Enrigue “Kiki” Camarena had been kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered by a drug gang in Mexico This brought to the American people what was really happening in the world of drugs for the first time.
The first local Red Ribbon Days was sponsored by the Norwalk/La Mirada Grassroots Alcohol and Drug Education Project (GRADE) and Norwalk Citizens Against illicit Drugs was on October 28-Nov.4, 1985 in the cities of Norwalk and La Mirada, California. In 1988, with the National Family Partnership and Nancy Reagan as Honorary Chairperson, Congress held the first 8-day Red Ribbon Week. In 1988, the U.S Senate Joint Resolution 329 became Public Law 100-455, stating that the last week of October be declared as National Red Ribbon Week in remembrance of the growing drug and trafficking problem by the drug cartels. This is one of the ways we can remember those who gave their lives in attempt to control our drug epidemic fueled by cartels and gangs. Thus, opening the eyes of the American people to the dangerous world of drugs. By wearing red ribbons and participate in community anti-drug events we pledge to live a drug free lifestyle and remember DEA Agent Camarena and those that put themselves at the front line of drugs.
In the spirit of this years theme, “The Best ME is Drug Free” let’s think outside the box of not only ourselves but others around us and help our community be a safe and a drug free environment.

About admin

Tiffany is a Drug Prevention Motivational Speaker. She speaks on Drug Prevention due to her own fight against drugs. She nearly died on her 30th birthday as well as having two strokes, an aortic heart valve replacement, and both legs amputated. Now she makes it mission to show & tell others what can happen, even if they think they might be Superman or Super Women. DRUGS DON'T DISCRIMINATE.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

33 Responses to Honoring Red Ribbon Week is for Adults and Not Just Students

  1. great issues altogether, you just received brand new reader. What could you recommend in regards to your post that you just made some days in the past? Any positive?

    • admin says:

      Irina,
      Greetings and thank you for the great question. What type of recommendations would you like? More information on where to get advice on talking with younge people or adults about drugs?The topic of drugs are so very vast sometimes a little hint on what direction would be beneficial (not to be rude there, but I want to make sure I am answering your question appropriately). I have various places to get information & I would just like to help you and narrow it down.
      As to making a positive remark I think that our law enforcement branches are doing all that they can when they have discovered a situation:For example a Meth Lab. I know where I live people will report odd behavior to the local law enfocement. It’s really disheartening to say that there isn’t much I can say that is positive. I am very excited and happy for those that don’t even try to drugs! As well as, ecstatic for those who recieve drug treatment for their addictions and remain drug free for the rest of their lives!
      Budget cuts in our government has led to removing drug education program funding from schools and our communities! Drug Prevention education in our school is necessary and I beleive that it IS EDUCATIONAL for our up and coming generations. I thought that is why we “educated” our youth in all aspects of life and to have a “well rounded education”. What are your thoughts on budget cuts regarding drug prevention? Hope to hear from you soon! -Tiffany

  2. Can I simply say what a comfort to discover someone that
    truly knows what they’re talking about on the net. You actually realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people really need to look at this and understand this side of the story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular since you most certainly have the gift.

    • admin says:

      Greetings!
      Thank you. I think that drug problems and drug prevention should be talked about DAILY. It shouldn’t be a tabu type of issue. Parents should be talking about drugs, sex, bullying, alcohol openly in the home. If parents feel uncomfortable about it to their children then they should learn all they can about the issues at hand and if they don’t know the answer ask a professional. The questions will come up its just a matter of Time! Parents need to educate themselves to handle the ever changing world we live in. The world is different than what I grew up in and different from what my parents grew up in and so on.
      Thank you and look for more regular posts in the new year!
      Again, thank you for reading and if you have any suggestions or thoughts I would enjoy reading them!
      -Tiffany

  3. Nikole says:

    Hey very interesting blog!

  4. Hey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website
    with us so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Exceptional blog and wonderful design and style.

  5. After looking at a few of the blog articles on your
    web page, I really like your technique of writing a blog.
    I saved it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon.
    Please check out my web site as well and let me know your opinion.

  6. Hello there, You’ve done an incredible job. I will definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they’ll be benefited
    from this web site.

  7. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be actually one
    thing that I believe I would by no means understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me.
    I am looking ahead on your next submit, I’ll attempt to get the hang of it!

  8. That is very attention-grabbing, You’re a very professional blogger. I’ve
    joined your feed and look ahead to looking for more of your wonderful post.
    Additionally, I have shared your website in my social
    networks

  9. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.

    I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back
    at some point. I want to encourage one to continue your
    great posts, have a nice holiday weekend!

  10. Florencia says:

    Can I simply just say what a comfort to find a person that genuinely
    knows what they’re discussing on the net. You certainly understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people have to read this and understand this side of your story. I can’t believe you aren’t more popular given that you certainly have the gift.

  11. Hello there, You have done an incredible job. I will certainly digg it
    and personally recommend to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited from this website.

  12. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I am happy that you simply shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I like reading through an article that can make men and women think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

  14. Hi there friends, its great post regarding educationand completely
    explained, keep it up all the time.

  15. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this site. It’s simple, yet effective.
    A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and visual appeal. I must say you’ve done a awesome job
    with this. Also, the blog loads very fast for me on Opera.
    Outstanding Blog!

  16. This is my first time pay a quick visit at here
    and i am really pleassant to read everthing at one place.

  17. I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this web site on regular basis to obtain updated from most recent reports.

  18. It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  19. webs.com says:

    Hi i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i read this article i thought
    i could also make comment due to this good article.

  20. Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to produce a good
    article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

  21. Your means of explaining everything in this post is actually nice, all be capable of easily know it, Thanks a lot.

  22. Hello! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the excellent work!

  23. Very shortly this site will be famous amid all blogging
    viewers, due to it’s nice posts

  24. What’s up, just wanted to say, I liked this article. It was helpful. Keep on posting!

  25. Having read this I thought it was really informative.
    I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this information together.
    I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving
    comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  26. Can I just say what a relief to uncover someone who truly understands what they are talking about
    online. You certainly understand how to bring an issue to
    light and make it important. More and more people need
    to read this and understand this side of the story.
    I was surprised that you aren’t more popular since you surely have the gift.

  27. Your way of describing everything in this post is
    genuinely good, all can without difficulty understand
    it, Thanks a lot.

  28. Elana says:

    I want to to thank you for this great read!! I certainly loved
    every little bit of it. I’ve got you book-marked to check out new things you post…

  29. Randall says:

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I to find It truly helpful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

  30. After looking at a few of the blog posts on your website, I seriously like your way of blogging.

    I book-marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon.
    Please check out my website as well and tell me your opinion.

  31. Incredible points. Solid arguments. Keep up the good work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *