Coming in November —National Drug Facts Week

Taking place November 8-14, 2010, National Drug Facts Week is a health observance week for teens. National Drug Facts Week is an initiative of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), which supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. This national health observance is a time for communities across the country to help educate teens about drugs and drug abuse. National Drug Facts Week encourages community- based events that give teens a physical or virtual space to ask questions about drugs and get factual answers from a scientific expert. By connecting teens with scientific experts, National Drug Facts Week events put science into the discussion about drugs and give teens a chance to ask their questions and get factual, nonjudgmental answers. During National Drug Facts Week, you can help the teens in your family get real, honest answers about drugs and drug abuse. How can your family get involved in National Drug Facts Week?
  • Parents and caregivers can encourage their teens to organize a National Drug Facts Week event or participate in one.
  • Teens can team up with friends, teachers, community members, and local scientific experts to host a National Drug Facts Week event.
  • Schools and community organizations can help sponsor and/or collaborate with teens to host National Drug Facts Week events.
  • For NCPIE resources to support your National Drug Facts Week activities, see: www.talkaboutrx.org
    http://www.drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov