Substance Abuse Prevention Program

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month
National Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31, 2018

What is Red Ribbon Week?
The Red Ribbon mobilizes communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions during Red Ribbon Week each year. This year’s theme, “Love Yourself, Be Drug Free” was submitted by a 7th grade student from New York.

What will the Army National Guard do?
In order to maintain combat readiness, it is imperative that Army Soldiers and their families remain drug free. The Army participates annually in the Red Ribbon campaign in support of substance abuse prevention. For this year’s Red Ribbon, the Army National Guard will adopt the campaign theme: “Love Yourself, Be Drug Free” into its own prevention activities.

YOU can be an advocate for substance abuse prevention and help your community live drug-free.

· Talk to your children, nieces and nephews, or younger siblings about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
· Help your child organize a “Wear Red T-shirts” Day for their classroom at school. All of the students can wear red shirts to show their support for living drug-free.

Support substance abuse prevention in your community!
Contact your State ARNG Alcohol and Drug Control Officer or Prevention Coordinator for more information.
CONTACTS
SAP Office

8180 Belden Blvd
Cottage Grove, MN, 55016
651-268-8909

Alcohol and Drug Control Officer (ADCO)

Kirsten Johnson
kirsten.e.johnson2.ctr@mail.mil

Prevention Coordinators

Warren Anthony (34ID, RSG, 84TC)
warren.k.anthony.ctr@mail.mil

Raeline Davis (ECAB, AIR)
raeline.a.davis.ctr@mail.mil

Becky Shoop (1BCT, JFHQ)
rebecca.r.shoop.ctr@mail.mil

Drug Testing Coordinators

SSG Chris Burns
christopher.j.burns1.mil@mail.mil

SGT Nicolas Thorsen
nicholas.w.thorsen.mil@mail.mil

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs)

Ms. Heather Asleson
heather.l.asleson.nfg@mail.mil

Mr. Vertis Williams
vertis.a.williams.nfg@mail.mil

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