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Triad Celebrates Red Ribbon Week 2015

posted Oct 26, 2015, 1:04 PM by THS Webmaster   [ updated Oct 26, 2015, 1:24 PM ]
Happy Red Ribbon Week!

Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe. Within weeks of his death in 1985, friends of Camera's launched the effort which has evolved into Red Ribbon Week. In his memory, supporters wear red ribbons, and participate in community anti-drug events while pledging to live drug-free lives. Here at THS events are hosted by ALPHA (Adolescents Learning Positive Health Alternatives). The crew has put together some fun theme days so students can show their pride in living a drug-free lifestyle!

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This Year's Theme Days
  • Tuesday (10/27): Don’t Do Drugs – Join our Frat! “Frat Day” (wear polos, khakis, Sperry’s, college shirts) 
  • Wednesday (10/28): Holiday Day – We’re Drug Free throughout the Year! (St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, etc. – no masks please!) 
  • Thursday (10/29): Timeline Day – Drug Free for Generations (9th- 90’s, 10th – 80’s, 11th – 70’s, 12th – 50’s) 
  • Friday (10/30): RED OUT! Support a Drug FREE Triad and Wear RED! 

What Else is Happening?

  • Tuesday 10/27 – Do-Nut Drugs – Krispy Crème Donut Sales in Knights Landing at 7:15 am 
  • Wednesday 10/28 – Take a Pledge to be Drug and Alcohol Free by signing a school banner during lunch periods and participate in some simulation activities! 

Red Ribbon Week is a perfect opportunity for parents to talk with their children about expectations as a family related to drug and alcohol use. Research shows that 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. THS students report the age of onset when they initially try drugs or alcohol is 14.6. This data reveals that we need to discuss these topics and the sooner the better! If you have concerns about your child using, check out this free parent and family resource from Gateway Foundation:

http://recovergateway.org/downloads/Gateway-Roadmap-to-Understanding-Substance-Abuse.pdf

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