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Minnesota National Guard
Substance Abuse Prevention
October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month!

The Substance Abuse Program is excited for the beginning of Substance Abuse Prevention Month and some new things that will be going on! The Minnesota National Guard Prevention Coordinators will be working hard during October to facilitate some fun prevention training with units and promote substance abuse prevention through education. Also, look for our new eye-catching posters displayed around the armories with facts about substance use in the National Guard. National Red Ribbon week is also occurring during the month. More information about this campaign will be coming out, but read a little bit about it here now, and join us in promoting substance abuse prevention throughout October! Red Ribbon Week

The week of 23-31 October is National Red Ribbon Week

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!

Red Ribbon


Articles

Substance abuse summit works to support the National Guard
09/28/2016

Mental health focus of conference at Camp Ripley
04/20/2016

Minnesota National Guard fun runs highlight the 'Power of One' in suicide prevention
09/14/2015

The conflict at home: Substance Abuse Awareness Month
10/01/2014

Minnesota National Guard substance abuse team offers new, interactive training for units
09/15/2014


Contact

Contact your State ARNG Alcohol and Drug Control Officer or Prevention Coordinator for more information.

SAP Office
600 Cedar Street
Room 255/256
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-268-8909

Program Manager
CPT Troy A. Davidson
Troy.a.davidson.mil@mail.mil
651-268-8387
612-590-2448

Drug Testing Coordinator
SSG Chris Burns
Christopher.J.Burns1.mil@mail.mil
651-268-4716

Alcohol and Drug Control Officer (ADCO)
Tara Robertson
t.robertson@accenturefederal.com
651-268-8909
651-368-2615 (cell)

Prevention Coordinators
Warren Anthony
Warren.k.anthony@accenturefederal.com
651-274-2498

Kirsten Johnson
Kirsten.e.johnson@accenturefederal.com
612-202-6060

Andrew Memelink
Andrew.memelink@accenturefederal.com
651-425-8331

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs)
Ms. Heather Asleson
Heather.l.asleson.nfg@mail.mil
651-268-8847

Mr. Vertis Williams
Vertis.a.williams.nfg@mail.mil
651-268-8908
 
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