National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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Jan 23 2017, 12:00 AM - Jan 29 2017, 12:00 AM EST


National Drug & 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 National Institute on Drug Abuse 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.

This online guide gives you everything you need to plan, promote, and host your NDAFW event.

And this year, National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day is Jan. 26.

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