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 (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner 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.
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® is an opportunity for teens to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and drug use. Teens, scientists and other experts come together to discuss how drugs affect the brain, body, and behaviors, in community and school events all over America.
We are sharing some resources and valuable information to inform teens who are not aware of the risks to their health, to their success in school, and to their safety while being under the influence. When teens are given the scientific facts about drugs, they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others. We hope that you will down load and share these resources with your family and friends.