National Drug Facts Week - Nov. 8 -15

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is launching National Drug Facts Week, a new national awareness week designed to bring together teens and scientific experts to discuss the facts about drug abuse. NIDA is a component of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The week, which starts on Monday, November 8, encourages community-based question and answer events between teens and scientists. Events can be sponsored by a variety of organizations, including schools, community groups, sports clubs, book clubs, and local hospitals. The week will also include the launch of the first annual National Drug IQ Challenge, a 20- question multiple choice quiz that teens and adults can take to test their science based knowledge about drugs. See web link above for details. NIDA provides an online toolkit that advises teens and their sponsoring organizations on to how create an event, how to publicize it, how to find a scientific expert, and where to find scientific information on drugs. National Drug Facts Week is being supported by multiple federal agencies that share an interest in preventing teen drug abuse. For NCPIE educational materials that can support your National Drug Facts Week activities, see: “Not Worth the Risk Even If It’s Legal,” at Click Here