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Help Drug Prevention in Our Community During Red Ribbon Week

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The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week®, October 23rd - October 31st each year.  What Is Red Ribbon Week? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 - 31st.


DID YOU KNOW? 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. Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31), the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. This year’s theme is Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.™ Visit www.redribbon.org to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs. The life you save may be that of your own child or a dear friend.

This year your LCO Health Center Prevention Department campaign is virtual, you will see posts on the LCO Behavioral Health Facebook page.  Please wear a Red Ribbon and let your community know you support our children being Drug Free!  If you or anyone you know is struggling with drug use let them know we have a team of people at the LCO Health Center and Bizhiki Wellness Center that can help.  Call Betty at LCO Behavior Health at (715) 558-7883, Stacy at LCO CCS (715)699-1916 or Barb at LCO Addiction Medicine Recovery Clinic (715) 558-7348 for an appointment today!

Hayward School has planned the following themes for Red Ribbon Week and this is a great opportunity to support our kids by doing the same!  If you’d like to dress up on those days, wear a red ribbon all week, or post a Social Media post, we can let our children know we will be there and many adults support them in being DRUG FREE!!!

Monday the 26th – wear red “Ready to be happy, healthy, and drug free!

Tuesday the 27th – Hero/superhero dress up – “Brave like a hero”

Wednesday 28th – Career Dress Up –“Think of all you can be when you stay drug free!”

Thursday the 29th – Halloween Costumes – “Say BOO to drugs”