January 15, 2015

Participate in National Drug Facts Week: Jan. 26 to Feb. 1

Help educate young people about the effects and consequences of drug use by taking part in National Drug Facts Week. Hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Drug Facts Week takes place from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.

In its fifth year, National Drug Facts Week was developed by NIDA to educate teens with science-based facts about the effects and consequences that drugs have on the brain, body, and behavior. By bringing young adults and scientific experts together with a common goal, National Drug Facts Week aims to shatter the myths and empower teens with the knowledge to make positive choices.

Join hundreds of participants across the country by working with local youth, schools, and prevention coalitions to organize an educational event or activity for teens that delivers real, factual information about drugs and drug abuse.

Here’s how you can take part:

• Share this information with your networks and encourage their participation.

• Plan an educational event for your community using NIDA’s a step-by-step toolkit and free educational materials. Register your event for assistance from NIDA and to get your event(s) listed on the National Drug Facts Week map.

• Promote NDFW and your community event using the online toolkit and social media messages.

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