National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week®
March 22 - March 28
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is a week-long health observance dedicated to providing youth with the facts about how drugs and alcohol affect the developing brain and body
NDAFW 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 on 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.
Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day
Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day: This annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists, during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, gives students from around the country the opportunity to ask the questions they most want answers to about drugs, alcohol, and drug use, including drug and alcohol effects, how to help friends or family that are abusing drugs, and what causes addiction. NIDA expert scientists give them the facts.
Please join Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide as we support the National Drugs and Alcohol Fact Week®.