Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Good News for Red Ribbon Week: U.S. Schools Massive Drug Prevention

Good News for Red Ribbon Week: U.S. Schools Massive Drug Prevention: "Millions of people are expected to join in Red Ribbon activities this week. According to Peggy Sapp, president of the National Family Partnership, - Red Ribbon Week is our way of reminding adults that drugs continue to pose a serious threat to our Nation and to the world.'

Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reveal this to be true. 3.8 percent of youths aged 12 or 13 reported current illicit drug use, increasing to 21.7 percent amongst 18 to 20 year olds for the same period.

"A student with real knowledge of the dangers of drugs will make the difference," says Tony Bylsma, Director of the Narconon Drug Prevention programs in California, who will personally give presentations to over 3,800 kids in schools this week. "Red Ribbon Week has to be effective and we have to start young. A student truly educated about drugs is the only one who can make up his own mind on the subject." (more)