National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
What is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Weeks?
In 2023, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is March 20-26. This week is meant to inspire conversation about the science of substances and substance use disorders among youth. It gives an opportunity for scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners to come together to help advance this specific science. In addition, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week addresses youth substance use and alcohol use disorders in local communities and across the country.
It began in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to start educational events in communities to allow teenagers to learn what science can show about substances and substance use disorders.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner in 2016. As a result, adding alcohol as a topic. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health, and work with leading organizations, media outlets, and other Government agencies to help increase awareness about NDAFW.
How much do you know?
During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (or any other time), community members and teenagers can test their knowledge about substances and substance use. For example, by taking the interactive National Drug and Alcohol IQ Challenge quiz.
Where can you find more facts?
To learn more about the science, you can learn a variety of different facts about different substances on the NIDA’s lesson plan webpage located here.
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