National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drug and alcohol use. 2019 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is Tuesday, January 22 through Sunday, January 27.
What is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®?
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, 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 use and addiction. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner 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.
What happens during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®?
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is an opportunity for teens to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and drug use. Teens, scientists and other experts come together to discuss how drugs affect the brain, body, and behaviors, in community and school events all over America.
Find more information about this initiative and how to participate here. Or visit the official website for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. For questions, email the National Institutes of Health or call 301-443-1124.