National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is March 20-26, 2023. NDAFW is a national health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. You can learn more about this via the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
There are several ways you can take part in the celebration!
Participate with NIDA:
- Host your own NDAFW event using this online planning guide and register it here
- Get ideas for activities
- Play Kahoot! games with your group virtually or encourage students to play the games individually
- Facilitate the Drug Facts Challenge!, an interactive, Jeopardy-style game using scientific facts about the brain and addiction, marijuana, vaping and more
- Get free lesson plans and activities on drugs and drug abuse to support your NDAFW efforts
- Utilize NIDA’s Mind Matters series as a resource for raising awareness about various drugs
Participate with GUIDE:
One of the most important things you can do to celebrate NDAFW is to get educated on the facts! Check out our Inspired to Make Healthy Choices Newsletter: Shattering the Myths.
Below are a few of our top resources to help you become familiar with important facts in areas where we focus a great deal of our prevention efforts.
- Save Brains
- What is Alcohol?
- What You Need to Know About Addiction and the Brain
- Rethinking Drinking
- Underage Drinking
- Teens and Alcohol
- Busting Myths About Alcohol
- The Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know
- Raising Awareness: Opioid Overdose Facts
- Taking Prescription Opioids: Myths and Facts
- Overdoses, Naloxone and the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law
- E-cigarettes and Vaping
- Tobacco Free Babies
- Marijuana… It’s more harmful than you think!
- Facing the Facts About Marijuana
- Teen Marijuana Use
- Ending Tobacco Use