Every year the National Institute on Drug Abuse holds their National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, a national health observance for teens to promote local events that use NIDA science to shatter the myths drugs. Nationally this campaign 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. During this annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists, students from around the country ask the questions they most want answers to about drugs, alcohol, and drug use, including drug and alcohol effects, how to help friends or family that are abusing drugs, and what causes addiction. Our expert scientists give them the facts.
If you’d like more information on getting students signed up, visit https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week
Don’t have students but want to get in on the fun of learning science based drug facts during the week? Like the ASAC Facebook page and follow along as ASAC Prevention staff posts facts each day during the week. Like, Comment, and Share the posts to get more people informed!
“Knowledge is Power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied!” –Robert Boyce.