Public Service Announcement Blog Posts

Screen capture from one of Colorado's"Drive High, Get a DUI" public service announcements.

Colorado Uses Humor To Highlight Drugged Driving Laws

September 26, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In states like Colorado where marijuana is legal for adults, some people may think that allows them to be high all the time. But they would be wrong—especially when driving. Read More »

A textbox stating tobacco facts.

Winning Videos: Tobacco--I'm Not Buying It

August 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

According to the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and young people, more than 600,000 middle school students and 3 million high school students smoke cigarettes. Read More »

Scared teen girl

Scare Tactics: Does Fear Influence Your Opinion About Drug Abuse?

February 28, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

For decades, organizations have used scare tactics to discourage teens from abusing drugs. Read More »

Bridge Painted for National Drug Facts Week

Teens Help Shatter the Myths About Drugs

December 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In communities across the country, students, teachers, and parents joined forces in NIDA’s second annual National Drug Facts Week from October 31 to November 6, 2011. Read More »

A photo of Nancy Reagan.

Blast from the Past: "Just Say No"

August 24, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In 1982, then-First Lady Nancy Reagan launched an anti-drug campaign famously known as “Just say no.” While many people—including public health experts—believed the message was an important one to get out to teens, others thought it was way too simplistic and would not appeal to them. Read More »