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“Natural High really is the best anti-drug material I’ve seen in
almost 30 years of education.”
~ Middle School Counselor, Virginia

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Awards and Recognition

  • Outstanding Prevention Program Award

    Dedication and leadership to building a safe and healthy San Diego county

  • Outstanding Prevention Award

    Leadership in drug prevention education, advocacy and support of our nation's families and communities

  • Outstanding Prevention Program Award

    Exemplary service and selfless dedication in reducing youth access to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Here’s your red ribbon week plan

  • Step 1

    Watch A Natural High Video

  • Step 2

    Discuss Together as a group

  • Step 3

    Go Deeper Through fun activities

Watch a Video

Storytelling is powerful. And effective. Our 4-6 minute videos are dynamic, high-quality and showcase personal, relevant stories that deliver life-changing messages to students.

Red Ribbon Week Playlist

A series of 5 inspirational videos paired with discussion questions and activities for your classroom to follow. Our curriculum is CASEL, NHES, and Common Core-aligned designed for 4th – 12th grade students.

Celebrity influencers

Research has shown that youth behavior can be dramatically influenced by the right messaging from the right people.

Pro Surfer
Carissa Moore

Pro Skateboarder
Tony Hawk

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Pro Surfer
Kai Lenny

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Pro Basketball Player
Lisa Leslie

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Singer Songwriter
Ron Artis II

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World Champion Boxer
Danyelle Wolf

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US Soccer National Team
Tim Howard

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World Champion Hurdler
Queen Harrison

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Paralympic Judo Athlete
Dartanyon Crockett

Discuss & Go Deeper

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Thoughtful Conversations

Use our meaningful discussion guides designed to draw youth into a dialogue about the story they just watched.

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Engaging Activities

Each video has activities tied to the story that naturally follow the discussion. Designed to be interactive and go deeper into concepts shown – providing even more Red Ribbon Week ideas.

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Engage your students further with
this year’s featured activity

Create your own natural high video contest

Teachers Across The Country Love Us

I liked having the week focus on positive choices and it was Natural High that inspired our school.

Angie, Counselor, Alabama

The videos are thought-provoking and the activities that accompany them help kids think about their strengths and purpose. I have used Natural High videos in my drug prevention curriculum at the high school, middle school, and elementary school levels for many years.

Karen, Teacher, Kentucky

I have used this amazing tool in my Health Education class for years. Helping students find things THEY love outside of school is a missing piece of education. This program helps young people find their passion.

brett, Teacher, Michigan

Get Started on your Red Ribbon Week plan

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Real Results

83% of educators report a change in their students’ perception about drugs and alcohol after going through the Natural High program.
83% of youth participating in the program reported that having a natural high will help fight the temptation to use drugs or alcohol.
43,000 There are 43,000 educators in Natural High’s network across the U.S. and growing.
40+ We’ve recruited over 40 celebrity Storytellers who tell powerful stories of transformation.
80,000 80,000 people have directly pledged to live naturally high.
Millions Millions of lives transformed. Still lots of work to do. That’s why we need your support.

red ribbon week ideas

WHO WE ARE

Natural High is a substance abuse prevention nonprofit that inspires and empowers youth to find their natural high and develop the skills and courage to live life well.

Our evidence-backed program is used in all 50 states and makes use of current scientific findings on youth behavior, brain development, social norming, and substance abuse prevention. The latest scientific research speaks to the power of positive example, of engaging influencers to create change in culture, and of course — the power of the natural high. This research shows that when young people find their true passions — those activities that uplift, motivate, and inspire them — and are supported in these choices by family, friends, school, and community, they are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol. Natural High has dozens of Red Ribbon Week ideas for drug-free week and throughout the year.

“I have utilized this resource for over a decade both professionally as a school counselor and personally as a parent. The NH content, statistics, and videos are relevant and engaging for multiple ages and levels. Helping youth explore their Natural High and pursue their fullest potential are key to prevention and cessation.”
Angie, Parent and Counselor, Alabama
“I have been an intermediate school counselor for 27 years and I’m especially impressed with your product. I have shown it school wide for the past two years. Keep up the great work!!!”
Beverly, Counselor, California
“I've been a school counselor for 13 years, and this is the first time I have shown a video that captured every student’s attention... It also captured the attention of the teachers, who had planned on getting paperwork done.”
Counselor, River Springs Middle School, Florida
“It is the best anti-drug message I've seen in 10 years of education. The students respond to the real people's testimonials. They can relate to it, which is imperative.”
Educator, North Carolina
“This program is better than any drug use prevention program that I have seen in 32 years of teaching. Thank you!”
Health Teacher, Pennsylvania
“The videos are thought-provoking and the activities that accompany them help kids think about their strengths and purpose. I have used Natural High videos in my drug prevention curriculum at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for many years. Kids I shared it with in elementary school remember and share it at the high school level, so I know it makes a positive impact... I am forever thankful to have this resource.”
Karen, Teacher, Kentucky
“Natural High really is the best anti-drug material I’ve seen in almost 30 years of education.”
Middle School Counselor, Virginia
“Natural High was a great resource for our Red Ribbon Week. We had our students watch the videos and then did a contest where students showed or explained what their 'natural high" was. We had students make videos, write an essay and one explained his in the form of a poem. I liked having the week focus on positive choices and it was Natural High that inspired our school.”
Robyn, Teacher, Kentucky
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