National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, or NDAFW, is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners—to help advance the science, so that we can improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities and nationwide. 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 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.
Your efforts to empower teens and young adults to make informed decisions about drugs and alcohol and to support their mental health are more important than ever. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites you to join in during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), March 21–27, 2022. NDAFW is a week-long national health observance highlighting the science-based facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction.
During NDAFW, use NIDA’s resources to help support teens, increasing protective factors to help reduce negative outcomes.
Here’s how to get involved:
- Check out these five steps to hosting an NDAFW event.
- Find lesson plans and other materials for educators, counselors, and prevention specialists.
- Register your event online to have your event listed on NIDA’s events map. It takes only a few minutes to register.
If you have questions about NDAFW, please contact NIDA’s Brian Marquis at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.