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

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health


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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:

NIDA offers these and other FREE science based materials. Plan to order your materials by January 15 to receive them in time for NDAFW 2018.

For more information, contact Brian Marquis at NIDA.

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Marco Tamase is the Member Services Coordinator for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine located at UCLA.

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