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2021 National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day

As we continue to adapt our programming due to the pandemic, we have canceled National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day this year and are instead focusing efforts on offering new virtual content for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), which will be held Monday, March 22, through Sunday, March 28. You will be able to access these materials at your convenience, and we hope you will find ways to integrate them into your in-person or remote learning environment. After more than a decade of conducting Chat Day, we know there are some questions that are always on students’ minds, and we will continue to connect teens with the latest science through this new virtual approach for 2021.

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National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day

National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day is an annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®. Students from around the country ask the questions they most want the answers to about drugs and drug misuse, including drug effects, how to help friends or family that are using drugs, and what causes addiction. Our expert scientists give them the facts.
See the 2019 Chat Day Transcript.

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