Saturday, January 24, 2015

National Drug Facts Week 2015

National #DrugsFactWeek  is January 26 - February 1, 2015 this year.

Although parents, teacher, and communities should be bringing awareness to drug abuse 365 days a year, it is a great time to focus on a variety of substances you may not be aware of - possible new trends or things kids are doing today that you don't know about.

What National Drugs Facts Week?

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is an annual health observance week for teens to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. NDFW centers on community events for teens, NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day, and partnerships.
Events: Locally planned and hosted school and community events focus on providing teens the scientific facts about drugs.
Drug Facts Chat Day: During this annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists, students from around the country ask the questions they most want answers to about drugs and drug abuse, including drug effects, how to help friends or family that are abusing drugs, and what causes addiction. Our expert scientists give them the facts.

Partnerships: NIDA works with leading organizations, media outlets, and other Government agencies to spread the word about NDFW and shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse.