This Week is Red Ribbon Week!
Substance abuse is particularly damaging to one of our most valuable resources, our children, and is a contributing factor in the three leading causes of death for teenagers – accidents, homicides, and suicides.
The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley (ADACCV) values the health and safety of all our citizens. Community involvement is a proven strategy in preventing and combating substance abuse in youth, and in turn adults. It was the belief of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a DEA agent murdered in the line of duty, that one person CAN make a difference.
In 1988 the Red Ribbon Campaign was established by Congress to promote this belief and encourage a drug-free lifestyle and involvement in drug prevention efforts by the entire community. The Red Ribbon Week campaign is celebrated annually the last week of October, which is October 28th – November 1st, and in observance of Red Ribbon Week the ADACCV prevention team will be hosting the following:
- October 28, 2013 at 12:00pm – proclamation at the Tom Green County Court House to be read by Chief Tim Vasquez along with a few words from the ADACCV CEO, Eric Sanchez. Students from Ambleside will be present to sing and close the event.
- Throughout the week of red ribbon week, prevention specialists will be educating students through in classroom education and assembly style rallies.
ADACCV invites the entire community to take part in our proclamation reading on the court house lawn on October 28, 2013. As a community, we can all work towards a drug free community.