Raising awareness around drug abuse.
Red Ribbon Week
The Red Ribbon campaign provides drug awareness, advocacy, and resources to parents and schools across the nation. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Administration) special agent Enrique Camerena in 1985. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s largest and longest-running drug awareness and prevention program and takes place each year from October 23 through 31st. UYLC aids in helping with Red Ribbon activities at schools in Kamiah and Kooskia. Check out this year’s Red Ribbon week theme by visiting Red Ribbon Campaign’s website!
Sticker Shock is a national campaign to reduce underage drinking and abuse of prescription drugs. It’s designed to discourage adults from buying alcohol for minors by education them about the dangers of underage drinking. Sticker Shock stickers are placed on alcohol products in participating liquor stores to remind purchasers that it is illegal to give underage youth alcohol. According to the Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 2019, 43% of underage drinkers obtained alcohol from someone else- including adults! In addition to underage drinking prevention, it’s also a campaign used to remind people about the importance of responsible prescription drug use and storage. Stickers can be placed on pharmacy bags to remind patients of the need to safeguard prescription drugs. UYLC partners with the Office of Drug Policy to help design and supply stickers for the campaign. If you’d like to get involved, contact UYLC to learn more!
Lunch and Learns
UYLC hosts quarterly community education Lunch and Learn events on various prevention topics. These short and informal sessions are meant to be enjoyed over lunch. UYLC invites a broad array of guest speakers to facilitate these events.