National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week

January 23, 2017 kicks off National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. This observance is mainly aimed at teens, but it also seeks to bring young adults together with scientists to help raise awareness of drug facts and the dangers of abusing substances.

About National Drug and Alcohol Week Works

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is a national health observance for teens to promote local events to shatter the myths and misconceptions about drugs. NDAFW links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, TV, movies, music, or from friends. This important week was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug abuse and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a main area for the week.

How to Get Involved

Organize a community, school or neighborhood event that focuses on the education aspect of drugs and alcohol!
Follow these simple steps to register:

  • Select any dates between January 23 and January 29, 2017, for your events.
  • Go to the online registration form here.
  • Fill out the registration form with your event details and contact information.

Why Register? You can receive assistance from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in planning your activity or event. NIDA staff will help you order science-based materials, brainstorm activity ideas, partner with other organizations, and get your event recognized nationally by having it added to the official 2017 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week map.

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