National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is an annual, week-long observance that brings together teens and scientific experts to shatter persistent myths about substance use and addiction.
New toolkits provide event holders with resources to tailor activities to the specific drugs that most affect their communities. Additionally, a general NDAFW toolkit in Spanish is now available.
This year’s observance will be held January 25-31, 2016. Events can be sponsored by a variety of organizations, including schools, community groups, sports clubs, and hospitals. Toolkit resources can be combined with the IQ Challenge quiz, which contains questions about different kinds of drugs.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) have launched new online toolkits designed for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week event holders interested in focusing on specific drugs.
The toolkits highlight information to specific drugs or audiences, including:
- New Psychoactive Substances (Synthetics)
- Prescription Drugs
- Spanish language
For all information related to NDAFW, go to: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week
For information on how to promote a NDAFW event, go to: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-facts-week/promote-events