2017 National Red Ribbon Week

National Red Ribbon WeekThe Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-October 31 each year. 

The Office of Behavioral Health, Prevention Services is observing Red Ribbon Week by participating in activities throughout the week.  Governor John B. Edwards signed a proclamation announcing the week as Red Ribbon Week in Louisiana.  The mansion will be lit up in red October 23-24, 2017. 

Pledge cards will be available for LDH employees to sign during Red Ribbon Week.  After signing the pledge cards, all employees will receive a red ribbon to wear.

Coalitions throughout the state will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which is October 28, 2017. Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and misuse of medications.  Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.

Department of Health Spirit Days Workplace Activites include:

Monday, October 23...wearing White to show that we are drug free!

Tuesday, October 24...wearing Red to show that we are ready to take a stand against drugs!

Wednesday, October 25...wearing Blue to show how using drugs and alcohol make us feel sad!

Thursday, October 26...wearing our favorite Boots to stomp out drugs!

Friday, October 27...wearing our favorite Sports Jersey to fight drugs as a team!