National Drug Facts Week is right around the corner….

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Yvonne Urbina

Yvonne Urbina


My name is Yvonne Urbina and I’m an intern in NIDA’s Public Information and Liaison Branch. I attend New Mexico State University, and I’m thrilled to be here during such an exciting time. As you may already know, National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is right around the corner—January 27 to February 2, 2014. Although we’ve been busy organizing this awesome event, I thought I would fill you in a little on how you can get involved!

National Drug Facts Week is an opportunity for teens to ask questions and get answers about drugs and drug abuse. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to visit the NDFW Web site to check out all the cool events that are going to take place all over the country.

Don’t see your city? No problem! Talk to your teachers, counselors, classmates, and friends about getting your city on the map. There’s still plenty of time to brainstorm ideas for an event, and getting involved is simple.

So tell us...why are YOU shattering the myths? Print this sign (PDF), fill it out, and share on Facebook and Twitter using #drugfacts. Stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook to see if we share your picture!

Find Help Near You

Use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator to find substance use or other mental health services in your area. If you are in an emergency situation, this toll-free, 24-hour hotline can help you get through this difficult time: call 1-800-273-TALK, or visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We also have step by step guides on what to do to help yourself, a friend or a family member.

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