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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week. Officer Rachael Freeman Coppell Police Department SRO Division. History of Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping and brutal murder of DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985.

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Red Ribbon Week

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  1. Red Ribbon Week Officer Rachael Freeman Coppell Police Department SRO Division

  2. History of Red Ribbon Week • Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping and brutal murder of DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. • Camarena’s efforts led to a tip that resulted in the discovery of a multimillion dollar narcotics operation in Chihuahua, Mexico. • RRW is America’s response to this murder, and has been an essential tool in helping schools, teachers, police departments educate youth about drug abuse.

  3. What are drugs? • “Anything that changes the way the mind and body work.” (DARE) • Drugs can be illegal, and legal. • Drugs can be used alone or placed in foods/beverages

  4. Categories of Drugs • Depressants (Alcohol/Barbituates/Sedatives) • Stimulants (Cocaine/Caffeine/ADHD medication) • Inhalants • Opiates/Opiodes (Heroin/Morphine) • Hallucinogens (LSD/Methamphetamine/MDMA/PCP) • Cannabinoids (Marijuana/Peyote) • Steroids

  5. Alcohol Abuse • Is alcohol a legal or illegal drug? • a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking • It includes four symptoms: Craving-A strong need, or compulsion, to drink. Impaired control-The inability to limit one's drinking on any given occasion. Physical dependence-Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety, when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking. Tolerance-The need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to feel its effects. Alcoholism is a disease and can be influenced by both genetic and environmental factor. Nearly 14 million people in the United States--1 in every 13 adults--abuse alcohol or are alcoholic. Rates of abuse are highest among young adults ages 18-29.

  6. Tobacco Abuse • Is tobacco a legal or illegal drug? • What is the name of the harmful/addictive substance in tobacco? • 2 types: Smokeless and Non-smokeless • Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. • What is the easiest way to quit smoking? DON’T START!!!!

  7. What do your lungs look like?

  8. Aged Smoker

  9. How do you say No… • Avoid the situation (party, house, etc) • Make up an excuse • Surround yourself with good role models • Stay active in clubs, sports, and school activities • Resist peer pressure by taking a stance, being firm, and saying no • Don’t be afraid to talk to an adult (counselor, teacher, parent, police officer)

  10. Take the Pledge today: • I pledge to make healthy choices, to be a positive role model for my friends, and to support the mission of Red Ribbon Week. • "No Use of Illegal Drugs, No Illegal Use of Legal Drugs.”

  11. References • www.redribboncoalition.com • www.dare.com • http://www.dshs.wa.gov • http://www.ohsinc.com • http://www.drugabuse.gov/Infofacts/Tobacco.html

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