Plan an Event for the First-Ever National Drug Facts Week

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Have any plans for the second week of November? We have an idea for something you can do with your friends at school--join in on NIDA’s first annual National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), November 8–14, plan an event to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse—and perform a service for your community at the same time.

National Drug Facts Week is about giving teens a forum to ask questions and get the facts about drugs and drug abuse from the experts who know—scientists who study the brain. No preachy messages. Just solid answers backed by science. Check out “National Drug Facts Week” on Facebook and see what may be going on near you. If you can’t find an event in your area, start one of your own.

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All you need to do to get started is:

1. Come up with an event to host during NDFW.
2. Find an advisor to help out, along with an expert to answer questions.
3. Tell us about it by registering your event on our official NDFW event list.

If your community is in denial about the drug problems it has, your event can shine a light on the situation. Hosting an event is also a great thing to have on your résumé, and shows your commitment to an important issue facing young people today.

If you host an event, let us know! Yours could be one of those we will highlight right here on the Sara Bellum Blog.

Find Help Near You

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