National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
In 2015, nearly 60% of high school seniors used alcohol, and roughly 33% used marijuana, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Often, these teens are more sexually active and less likely to use contraception than teens who do not drink or use drugs.
Teens often get conflicting or inaccurate information about drugs and alcohol from friends, family, and the media. Help these youth stay safe and reach their goals by setting the facts straight. Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, and teach teens the scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.
You can help teens stay safe and healthy by doing the following:
- Participate in the Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day on January 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., EDT. This event brings together high school students and NIDA scientists for a live, online chat.
- Follow five steps to plan and host your own event.
- Check out the 2017 events map of activities taking place around the United States.
- Join the conversation this January, and help SHATTER THE MYTHSTM,SM about drugs and alcohol!
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