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 email@example.com.
This month we are celebrating Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day!
Join us for Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day on February 21 at 10 am at the Georgia State Student Center in Atlanta. We will join agencies from across the state to talk about the importance of substance abuse prevention with our state legislators. Find out more about the event here.
Anyone can be an advocate! This can be a great way to raise awareness for various prevention issues, such as underage drinking, marijuana use and prescription drug abuse. It’s vital to let your representatives know that prevention is important to you!
To learn more about how to use your voice for advocacy, we have an informative blog post on the Six Keys to Effective Advocacy. If you can’t join us on February 21, don’t worry! There are many ways you can practice advocacy at home, such as by writing a letter to your representatives. Learn how to do this in our blog post, Tools for Advocacy: How to Contact Your Elected Officials.
If you participate in advocacy for prevention this month, share your successes with us by using #RedRibbonYear on social media.
If you have any questions about Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day, please contact Alexis Cato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to check back with us in March to find out how we’ll celebrate another exciting month of prevention!
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.