Resources for Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31

A week dedicated to educating youth and encouraging participation in drug prevention activities, the Red Ribbon Campaign is October 23-31, 2016.

From resources for discussing difficult topics to a live virtual field trip in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Discovery Education has modern resources to raise awareness of the impact of drugs and alcohol and to empower students to make positive choices.


Operation Prevention Virtual Field Trip

operationpreventionTuesday, October 25th at 1pm ET / 10am PT

The Operation Prevention Virtual Field Trip will explore the science of addiction to help middle and high school students understand how prescription drugs and heroin affect the brain and body. During this powerful forum, students will get the unfiltered facts about drugs and addiction and have their questions answered by leading experts, including DEA agents and pharmacologists.


redribbonweek_k9_sqRed Ribbon Week Virtual Field Trip Archive: K9 Handler

Virtual Archive, Watch Anytime

A virtual field trip that explores the world of K-9 officers and their handlers, the program examines how dogs are trained to become K-9 officers and communicates how these dogs help keep drugs off the streets.


warning-take-only_sqFeatured Resource: Warning: Take Only as Directed

Grades: 9-12

Follows three high school students as they navigate the very dangerous reality of casual prescription drug use and addresses the dangers and consequences of mixing pills and overdoses. Don’t miss our chat with Trish Glowacki, editor of the program.


drug-alcohol-content-collection_sqMore Resources

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Content Collection

Grades: K-12

Explore the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Content Collection for resources on empowering students to make wise choices and refuse drugs and alcohol.

Let’s Talk About Drugs

Grades: 3-8

Talks about legal and illegal drugs, and summarizes the negative impacts of drug abuse. The program also emphasizes the benefits of medicine when it used properly, and highlights the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine.

Let’s Talk About Marijuana

Grades: 3-8

Introduces the science behind marijuana, and identifies the various effects it has on the respiratory, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. The program also highlights perceptions about marijuana, and reports on how it is used medicinally and recreationally.

Let’s Talk About Alcohol

Grades: 3-8

Introduces alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcohol poisoning, and alcoholism, and demonstrates why it is dangerous for teenagers and young adults to consume alcohol.

Talk It Out: Heroin Abuse and Addiction

Grades: 6-12

Discusses heroin in relation to cycles of pain, tolerance, and withdrawal, and lists the short and long-term effects of heroin use. The program provides a direct presentation of the science behind heroin, from its origins in poppy plants to its debilitating usage that leads to diarrhea, infection, addiction, blood-borne viruses, pain, and worse.

Talk It Out: Smoking Tobacco It’s Your Choice

Grades: 6-12

Unravels cigarettes, and reveals their true contents. The program goes in depth on the psychological and physical effects of tobacco and nicotine, and provides information on the ingredients found in cigarettes. The program also describes some of the major consequences of smoking tobacco.

Songs for a Great Day: “Pledge to Lead a Drug-Free Life”

Grades: K-5

Listen to this song and learn how to say no to drugs.Save

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