Red Ribbon Week and Chalkoween Fun!

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Empower teens this #Halloween season by posting positive messages about staying drug free! #ChalkTheWalk with @SADDnation and @NIDAnews and share photos of your creations with #Chalkoween. #NIDAteen

For Red Ribbon Week 2020, SADD has partnered with NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) to host #Chalkoween, an event to promote drug-free lives. This week, we encourage chapters to decorate their schools, driveways, and sidewalks with chalk messages to promote a positive lifestyle, free from alcohol and other drugs. If your chapter has a social media channel, please feel free to use some of the graphics attached or use these statistics for your messaging. The messages are positive, focusing on social norming behaviors and the fact that most students do not misuse or abuse drugs. Feel free to use them as you see fit, in whatever way works best for you. ( If you don't have a school chapter or are in a distance learning community, start a virtual chapter for your household at!)

When you participate in the fun activity of #Chalkoween and #ChalkTheWalk, be sure to take lots of pictures next week and tag us on social media @CaliforniaSADD. We'd love to promote your chalk-art on our social media.

Here are some great positive messages to share:

MARIJUANA - Wednesday, October 28, 2020
#DYK most high school students DON’T use marijuana? If you’re someone who doesn’t smoke marijuana, #ChalkTheWalk for #Halloween and share a photo of your creation with #Chalkoween!
#NIDAteens @NIDAnews

OPIOIDS - Thursday, October 29, 2020
More than 97% of high school students don’t misuse opioids. If you don’t misuse opioids, let us know! #ChalkTheWalk for #Halloween and share a photo of your creation with #Chalkoween!
#NIDAteens @SADDnation

ALCOHOL - Friday, October 30, 2020
#DYK that more than 70% of high school students do not drink alcohol? If you don’t drink alcohol, let us know! Share photos of your #ChalkTheWalk art with #Chalkoween for #Halloween.
#NIDAteens @SADDnation

HALLOWEEN - Saturday, October 31, 2020
Happy #Halloween! Join @SADDnation and @NIDAnews TODAY as we empower teens to #ChalkTheWalk and make healthy decisions about drug use. Share your art with #Chalkoween and join the fun!
#NIDAteens @NIDAnews

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great week and a safe Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020