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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, January 23 – 29, 2017

Posted on January 5, 2017 by in Events, News

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

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. It 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 starting in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health.

Follow these three simple steps to register:

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

Why Register? Register early and 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.

Also, check out the enhanced website for teachers–a one-stop shop for information and resources for teachers to use with their students. Visit Teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers to learn more!

If you have questions about National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, please contact Brian Marquis.