Plan Your Activity for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®: Take the Drug Facts Challenge!

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A graphic from the Drug Facts Challenge game, with the game logo and a red theatrical curtain

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Teens get it: Drugs and alcohol can affect your success in school, and your health. When you know the facts about drugs, you can be better prepared to make positive decisions for yourself and share the facts with others, too.

That’s why National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is so important.

NDAFW is a national health observance that links students with scientists and other experts so they can learn the facts about drugs and alcohol. To help spread the word, communities across the United States and around the world hold events during NDAFW.

NIDA provides free materials, including toolkits about specific drugs, to help teens and adults plan events for their communities that SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drug use. 

NDAFW 2020 will take place March 30 to April 5. It’s not too early to start planning your activities for the 10th anniversary of NDAFW. If you’re interested in participating, we’ve got ideas to get you started!

One idea you might consider for a fun and educational event is the interactive drug facts game, Drug Facts Challenge! The game uses scientific facts based on these topics:

You can play the Drug Facts Challenge! online as a group or on your own. Or you can print the game and make handouts. To play as a group, use a large screen and projector. That way, you can review the drug facts and play the game together.

Start collecting your NDAFW ideas now, and register your event!

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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