Division Promotes Drug-Free Life for Youth

Division Promotes Drug-Free Life for Youth

Young people all across Georgia are committing to live a drug-free life. – Travis Fretwell, Assistant Director, Division of Addictive Diseases

Real Life is Drug-Free:

The Governor’s Red Ribbon Campaign Kick-Off Attracts 1600



In October, the Division hosted a launch party for Governor Deal’s Red Ribbon Campaign. Celebrities and VIPs lent star power to the year-long awareness campaign designed to engage students, parents, teachers, and communities in changing the social and physical environments that allow substance abuse by creating alternatives – environments where safe, fun, meaningful activities are the norm.




Youth from 22 schools and organizations across the state displayed their talents as part of a campaign to encourage and support healthy alternatives to substance use.




Georgia’s Red Ribbon Campaign is recognized as one of the most visible and effective drug awareness programs in the nation.