Every October, people across the country mobilize during Red Ribbon Week to promote the importance of drug-free living. And this year, there is good news to celebrate. SAMHSA’s most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health tells us that the percentage of 12-to-17-year-olds who drink alcohol, use tobacco, or abuse certain drugs is dropping. Of course, our work isn’t done. An estimated 27 million Americans aged 12 or older currently use illicit drugs, and marijuana use continues to rise.