True Story: John Paul Herrera, Heroin

John Herrera started experimenting with marijuana at just 11 years old. Then, at age 16,  the New Mexico native tried heroin for the first time. Read more.

In November 2019, DEA 360, along with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, held a youth summit in Baltimore to educate students about the dangers of opioid misuse. Watch highlights and student reactions.
Baltimore native Raven Jackson won the 2017 Red Ribbon Campus PSA Contest for her creative, animated anti-drug video that promoted healthy alternatives to drug use. Watch it here.

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Living the Example: Teens Helping Teens

With the number opioid overdoses increasing in their communities, teens in the Living the Example program hope to inspire their friends and classmates to live healthy, drug-free lives.

Young People and Opioids

In 2017, about 75 percent of drug overdoses among 15-24 year olds were related to opioids.

Md. College Student Wins Top Prize in Red Ribbon Week Video Contest

Raven Jackson was recently announced the winner of the 2017 Red Ribbon Campus PSA Contest for her creative, animated anti-drug video.