To help promote an NDAFW event, event holders also have access to resources, including a “Tools for Success” presentation and sample press and social outreach materials.
For teachers, NIDA has an online resource, teachers.drugabuse.gov, that offers classroom activities for NDAFW and other year-round lessons on drugs and alcohol.
For all information related to NDAFW, go to: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction.
Contact: NIDA Press Office [email protected] About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science.
In addition, a general NDAFW toolkit is available in Spanish.
All toolkits will be updated in December as new data become available.
NIAAA also disseminates research findings to general, professional, and academic audiences.
Additional alcohol research information and publications are available at NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
Activities can focus on general drug use or on specific trends of concern in individual communities, including prescription opioid misuse, which is a challenge in many states. "This series of events is helping to educate teenagers across the country about the specific risks associated with using drugs and alcohol." "The importance of this collaborative event with our NIDA colleagues is underscored by the ongoing news reports about extreme binge drinking among young people, overdoses from alcohol and opioids, and other accounts of how drug and alcohol misuse continue to ravage our public health and well-being," said NIAAA Director George F. The guide includes ideas for activities, such as the NDAFW Bingo, Meme Contest, Trivia Night, and much more.
NDAFW links students with scientists and other experts to answer questions and counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends.
Last year, more than 2,100 events were held throughout all 50 states and in 17 countries.
NIDA launched NDAFW in 2010 to stimulate educational events in communities nationwide so teens can learn what the science shows us about drug use and addiction. NDAFW is supported by many partners, including federal agencies, such as: the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; the Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the U. Department of Education; the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and the Drug Enforcement Administration in the U. To join the conversation on social media, follow @NIDAnews and @NIAAAnews and look for the hashtag #NDAFW.
To see press highlights and previous articles about NDAFW, go to: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week/view-events-and-highlights/2017/highlights.