Promote National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week for Teens
Monday, January 22, through Sunday, January 28
What is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®?
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is a health observance week for teens that aims to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drug and alcohol use. It is a week dedicated to linking 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). The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting in 2016, and alcohol was added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health. For more information, download the NDAFW Info Sheet
- There is still time to register an activity and have your efforts recognized on the map of activities and events taking place across the world!
- Promote Speak Now! an educational resource to encourage conversations between parents and teens across the state. The Speak Now! website is accessible in English and Spanish
Other Ways to Get Involved
- Become a Fan of the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NIDANIH) – Get updates on statistics, trivia, images and National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.
- Share Facebook posts from some of OBH's prevention grantees, including Celebrating Healthy Communities and Lake County Build a Generation.
- Share your imagery on the website and Flickr pages– Be sure to take pictures and video at your events! Send digital files (no PDFs) to email@example.com
- Join the LinkedIn Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8354318/profile – Ask questions about NDAFW and share your best practices for coordinating an event.
- Promote the National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge – Share the IQ Challenge.
- Use the hashtag, #NDAFW, when sharing information about your National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week event, or related activities in your community.