What Can We Do?
Wear a red ribbon during this week of celebration
to show your support.
Provide red ribbons to friends, family members, co-workers, and
other concerned adults in your community.
Hold a forum for parents and their children in your school about
the effects of drugs and encourage parents and children to talk
abut their concerns and thoughts.
Make calls into morning radio shows and tell others about Red Ribbon
Week and how important it is for adults to be vocal about drugs.
Remember that it's not about you-it's about young people and their
involvement with illegal substances.
Partner with local video stores and place red ribbons on the boxes
of movies that realistically portray the impact alcohol and other
drug use can have on your life.
Write letters to the editor of your local newspaper and urge them
to present balanced information when it comes to drug use.
Ask clergy and members of your religious community
to talk about the importance of leading by example during their
sermons and services.
Get involved in positive activities with young people during Red
Volunteer at Red Ribbon events at local schools.
Encourage your workplace to adopt a school or a classroom.
Host lunchtime prevention seminars at your workplace or at community
Place prevention materials in schools or community centers.
Provide T-shirts/hats for students who participate in Red Ribbon
Source: Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug