It ’ s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2018!

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® to be held January 22-28, 2018 links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. 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 starting 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. Register your educational event or activity and join with hundreds of communities around the country participating in this annual observance. Do you need event ideas? Here are a few easy activity ideas to consider: Take the National Drug &Alcohol IQ Challenge. This quiz is a fun way to test teens’ drug and alcohol knowledge and helps provide the facts. Print the “I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because…” pledge cards and ask youth to answer the question: “Why do you want to shatter the myths about drug use?” Take a picture and share it with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on Twitter and Facebook by including the hashtag #NDAFW with your photo. Test teens’ knowledge of drugs and alcohol with the NDAFW BINGO card. Download the card and...
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bullying Children and Teens College Parenting Sexuality Substance Abuse Children At Risk Teen Depression Teen Drug Use Source Type: blogs
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: Health Education - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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