National Red Ribbon Research Paper

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Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t. Join the conversation by celebrating National Red Ribbon Week October 23-31. This campaign sponsored by National Family Partnership originated in 1985 in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. When leaving work, Camarena was shoved in a car, and his body was found one month later tortured to death. In honor of Camarena’s memory and his fight against illegal drugs, friends and family began wearing red satin ribbons. Eventually, parents and youth adopted the red ribbon as the symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America. When deciding to join the US
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