We are excited to announce a brand-new campaign at GUIDE called Red Ribbon Year!
Red Ribbon Year kicked off in November 2017 and will run through Red Ribbon Week in October 2018. Between now and then, we are making it our mission to keep the conversation going about why it’s important to be alcohol, tobacco and other drug free – not for just a week, but all the time.
The intention of this campaign is to help individuals and groups across Georgia celebrate being drug free all year long because we know prevention efforts are much more effective when they are continuous and sustained over time.
At the beginning of every month, we will post here with how you can celebrate. You can expect us to highlight national prevention-related cause awareness days, relevant campaigns, events and project ideas.
With your help, we can be all in, all year for prevention across the state of Georgia!
When you participate, share your successes with us by using #RedRibbonYear on social media.
If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact Alexis Cato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month we are celebrating National Impaired Driving Prevention Month!
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month is observed each December to raise awareness about the consequences of drunk and drugged driving and to encourage making safe driving decisions. Due to an increase in impaired driving, the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years is the most dangerous and deadliest time to be on the road in the United States.
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To get more information about this important cause awareness day, you can read our blog posts: Help Keep Impaired Drivers off the Road This Holiday Season and The Importance of a Safe and Sober Holiday Season.
To take part in National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, one of the things you can do is utilize some of the great campaign materials provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to discourage impaired driving during the holiday season. They offer fact sheets, shareable social media images and infographics, sample press releases, posters, videos and much more! In addition, the Governors Highway Safety Association offers a wealth of resources for states, such as the latest research, data, laws and programs, to help address the growing issue of impaired driving.
Another great resource is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s campaign called Parents are the Key. Designed for parents of teen drivers, this campaign helps parents, pediatricians and communities keep teen drivers safe on the road. GUIDE has an accompanying handout on the Eight Danger Zones for Teens Behind the Wheel that can be downloaded in both English and Spanish here. Our YouTube video can be viewed here.
If you participate in National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, please let us know on social media using #RedRibbonYear so we can celebrate your successes!
Don’t forget to check back with us in January as we celebrate National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week! Want to get ahead? You can get more information about planning an event here.
To view the archives of past monthly prevention celebrations, please click here.
GUIDE’s mission is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.