The Brook KMI’s Adolescent population and Staff celebrated Red
Ribbon Week October 22-30. Red Ribbon week is a time for us
as individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our
children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and
a personal commitment to live drug free lives.
During the week our staff took our adolescent patients to local
alcohol and drug residential facilities to educate them on the
difficulties of adults coping with drug and alcohol
addiction. Metro Louisville’s Police Department brought
one of their canines out and provided us some education on how they
help assist them in a search for illegal drugs. The Kentucky
State Police also brought out their Drug Education Trailer which
showed them videos, pictures, statistics and an assimilation of a
meth lab. At the end of the week the adolescents had a
symbolic balloon fly. They filled out a card with a list of
things they needed to let go of and attached to the balloon, said a
prayer, and then released the balloons.
Overall it was an informative, successful celebration week for
our adolescents and staff on making the personal commitment to live
drug free lives.