Say No to Drugs This Week and Every Week!
WHS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28-Nov. 1
Posted on 10/25/2019
Red Ribbon WeekSADD/Trend is once again sponsoring a Red Ribbon Week campaign to promote drug free living.  Red Ribbon Week begins October 28.  

Each year, National Family Partnership sponsors a national Red Ribbon Week in schools across the country.  NHP at redribbon.org says, "National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, was established as a grassroots, nonprofit organization in 1980 by a handful of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should begin to play a leadership role in drug prevention.   Nancy Reagan was an Honorary Chair of NFP.  Since its founding thirty years ago, NFP has devoted its efforts to the well-being of youth.   Today, NFP is a national leader in drug prevention education and advocacy.  Our mission is to lead and support our nation's families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth."

Did you know that talking to your teen about drug use is preventative measure?  According to NHP's website, "Children of parents who talk to their children 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." Being aware and proactive is an easy way to prevent drug use.  Part of these conversations can include the use of Juuls or other electronic cigarette devices which have become attractive to teens in recent years, causing concern and alarm for parents and lawmakers alike.  Visit fightflavoredecigs.org for valuable information about fighting teen use of these types of harmful devices.  

To promote awareness about and campaign against drug use, the following dress up days have been planned:
Monday  Live Your Life like a Rock Star, Don't Do Drugs (dress like a rock star)
Tuesday  Don't Cave to Pressure (dress like the Flintstones or a caveman)
Wednesday  Don't Do Drugs, Don't Do Drugs (Twin Day)
Thursday    Hocus Pocus, Don't Lose Your Focus (dress in your favorite orange and black)
Friday          Get Educated, and Don't Start Using Drugs
(dress in your favorite college shirt)

Go Red