Red Ribbon Week

The last week in October is Red Ribbon Week.  During this week, health care professionals and the National Family Partnership (NFP) raise awareness about drug addiction through the Red Ribbon Campaign.

Did you know that children whose parents talk to them about the dangers of drug abuse are 42% less likely to use drugs?  Seems reasonable, then you read the statistics which show less than a quarter of teens in America report having this conversation with their parents or guardians.

To learn more about the Red Ribbon Campaign or if you’d like to take the Drug Free Pledge, visit

If you or your loved one is battling addiction, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s (JHMC) Addiction Services Department, located at Flushing Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) can help you navigate this difficult time.  If you would like to learn more about what JHMC offers, visit

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