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Red Ribbon Week

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The annual Red Ribbon Campaign takes place on October 23-31, honoring the commitment of many to raise awareness of the destruction drugs have on American communities. It exists to encourage communities to mobilize, educate youth, and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since 1985, the red ribbon has been a symbol of grassroots efforts to nurture the full potential of healthy, drug free youth. The IHS is proud to support a broad continuum of care for substance abuse that envelops prevention, intervention, aftercare, and community engagement.

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