National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week

The NIDA-sponsored week seeks to educate teens on substances

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is a national health observance for teens to promote local events that use National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) science to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs, according to

According to the same site, 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 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 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 (

For more info, visit the official website here. This website allows you to plan an event, view events map, and even promote and enhance your event. You can take the “Nat’l Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge” as well as order free materials!

Join us in educating the youth about drugs and alcohol!