National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, observed in January and sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 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 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.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is an opportunity for teens to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and drug use. In community and school events all over America, teens, scientists and other experts come together to ask experts questions about how drugs affect the brain, body, and behaviors.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Sponsor:
National Institute on Druge Abuse
National Institutes of Health
To learn more, visit http://www.teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week