Covid-19 Update & Flooding: With the spread of Covid-19, The Blue Ribbon Project is following guidance from our local and state government and will be postponing all Volunteer events until further notice. In addition to this, The Blue Ribbon Project recently experienced a significant flood to the lower floor of our building. Repairs are being made, however, this has made some of our rooms inaccessible. Mirah's Closet and other portions of The Blue Ribbon Project are OPEN by appointment.
Trey Dyer is a writer and content creator for DrugRehab.com. Using his writing and drawing from his own personal experience with drug addiction in his family, Trey hopes he can help provide the resources people struggling with drug addiction need to get clean.
Trey started his writing career as a sports writer, covering high school sports in the Washington, D.C. area while in college. After earning a degree in journalism from American University, Trey worked covering college football and managing sports events for a number of sports organizations before making the move to DrugRehab.com.
When Trey is not writing, he can be found fly fishing the saltwater flats and nearshore waters of Florida, enjoying the outdoors and rooting for the Florida Gators football team.
In the United States there is a strong link between youth foster care placement and substance abuse. Substance abuse is a contributing factor in approximately 75 percent of all foster care placements, often playing a key role in child neglect or abuse. According to The Center of Applied Research Solutions, alcohol and drug addiction affects 40 to 80 percent of all families in the child welfare system. Additionally, 34 percent of youth in foster care abuse drugs or alcohol, 12 percent higher than youth not in foster care.