What is National Drug Facts Week?
National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse. Download the NDFW Info Sheet
How do I Participate in National Drug Facts Week?
- Host or Sponsor a NDFW Event!
Bring together the science and teens by having a scientific expert come to your event, or using NIDA’s educational materials. TheNDFW toolkit will show you how – with step by step suggestions on planning and promoting events. After registering your event, order a “Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths” booklet for every teen attending your event! This booklet provides answers to teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs.
- Get free materials for your event here: Tools and Resources
- Check out photos from past events on our Flickr page
- Check out 2014 events already registered on our NDFW Events page
- Tweet About NDFW!
If you’re Tweeting about NDFW, be sure to use our hashtag#drugfacts
- Take the National Drug IQ Challenge!
During National Drug Facts Week and year round go tohttp://drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/iqchallenge.php to test your knowledge on drugs and drug abuse by taking the interactive National Drug IQ Challenge quiz. New challenge posted annually during NDFW.
- The next Chat Day is January 28, 2014!
Since 2008, NIDA scientists have a Web chat with thousands of teens who ask questions about drugs. Learn more about Chat Day.
2013 Transcript now online!
- Become a Social Media Partner!
Tweet, blog, or update your Facebook status to help spread the word about NDFW. Share information with your family and friends that will shatter the myths about drug abuse. Go to the Become a Social Media Partner! page for suggestions on how to create your messages.
Who are NIDA’s Federal Partners for National Drug Facts Week?
NIDA’s Partners in spreading the word about NDFW include: federal, state, and local agencies as well as media companies and organizations like MTV, Scholastic, Inc., and The Partnership at Drugfree.org. There’s a way for everyone to learn the facts and shatter the myths about drug abuse during National Drug Facts Week!