National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
In 2018, 21% of adolescents used alcohol, and 12% used marijuana, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Teens who drink or use drugs 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!
- Download and share our tip sheet on opiods and adolescent health.
- Participate in the Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day on April 1, 2020. This event brings together high school students and NIDA scientists for a live, online chat. Register today!
- Check out the 2020 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!