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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, January 27, 2019 (All day)

In 2017, about 22% of adolescents (ages 12-17) used alcohol, and 12% used marijuana during that past year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). These teens are more likely to be 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 our nation’s youth stay safe and reach their goals by setting the facts straight. Take part in this year's National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), and help SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol!

Get Involved

  • Use the Studio Tool to customize and co-brand a web badge or the tip sheet "Using a Social Norms Approach to Prevent Youth Substance Use." Just select you material, upload your logo, and download!
  • Download and share our tip sheet on opiods and adolescent health.
  • Participate in the Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day on January 24, 2019. This event brings together high school students and NIDA scientists for a live, online chat. Registration opens November 30, 2018.
  • Check out the 2019 events map of activities taking place around the United States or follow these five steps to plan and host your own event.
  • Download or order free NIDA materials to educate youth about drug abuse or promote your NDAFW event.
  • What is your Drug and Alcohol IQ? Take and share the quiz here!


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