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    Check out some of the activities below for ideas and for help with planning your National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® event. It’s going to take some work—but if you can pull it off, your event is going to be awesome and it might just save some lives!

    Get Involved at School

    Good Morning, NDAFW!

    During the school announcements over the PA system, have teachers, counselors, and the principle state a drug fact. Read More

    Choose Your Path

    Suggest that your school hold an assembly to focus on the dangers of prescription drugs. Read More

    Radio Public Service Announcement (PSA)

    Write a radio public service announcement about teen prescription drug abuse. Read More

    School Assembly

    There are many inspirational people in your local community working with recovering addicts. Read More

    Become a CSI Agent

    Who can sort out clues in the CSI: Web Adventures virtual game and solve the mystery first. Read More

    Lunch n’ Learns

    Learning while you eat is definitely more fun! Read More

    Chat Day logo

    Follow the Chat! January 22, 2018 Read More

    Get Competitive

    Songwriters Competition

    Use your musical talent to spread the word about drugs and drug abuse. Read More

    Trivia Night

    Hold a trivia night at your school or community center. Read More


    Educate players about certain topics and facts surrounding drug and alcohol use. Read More

    There's Snow Business like Show Business

    Hey it’s getting cold outside! Time for an indoor karaoke or talent show. Read More


    El equipo de NDAFW se entusiasma con presentar un nuevo juego de Bingo que cualquier persona pueda utilizar. Read More

    Get Creative

    Fact: Drugs mess with your brain's wiring and signals

    Remind teens about the dangers of drugs with a listicle about DrugFacts using NIDA’s resources. Read More

    Graffiti wall

    Create a graffiti type wall on poster paper with facts about drugs, slogans, facts/myths, posters, and messages about where to get help. Read More

    Art Contest or Poster Campaign

    Create illustrations to showcase what you’ve learned about prescription drug abuse. Read More

    I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because

    Join NDAFW by sharing why you want to SHATTER THE MYTHS! Read More

    Poster Campaign

    Paint the town in drug fact posters! Read More

    Organize a massive sculpture exhibit at your school, or challenge other schools in your county to enter this contest. Read More

    Teens make music contest

    Participate in the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens! Make Music Contest. Read More

    Addiction and Art contest

    Art can be a powerful expression of emotion around the theme of drugs and addiction. Read More

    Sidewalk Art

    Hold a contest for teen artists. Read More


    Organize a meme challenge at your school. Read More

    An image is worth a thousand words

    Create a 1 minute video of how substance use has impacted your community or a neighbor community. Read More

    Concert with Local Bands

    Everybody loves a good concert. Read More

    Wearing the Message

    Get creative and develop your own messages and images to put on a t-shirt. Read More

    Rap Slam Poetry Slam

    Are you and your friend good with words? Hold a "slam" event---writing rap lyrics or poetry about drug use. Read More

    Drugs: Shatter the Myths

    Our free booklets are great resources for answering your questions. Read More

    Get Social

    Local Radio Call In Show

    Contact your favorite local TV and radio personalities and see if they would be interested in doing a call-in show. Read More

    Get Involved

    Host a program where everyone attending writes their Senator, Congresspeople, Mayors, Governors, or even the President. Read More

    Remembering Celebrities

    By understanding that drug abuse can extinguish talent, youth, and life, we can truly understand the consequences of the disease. Read More

    Facebook Scavenger Hunt

    Scatter clues around your school or community. Read More

    Candlelight Vigil

    Drug abuse can hurt families and communities, no matter where you live. Read More

    Peer-to-Peer Counseling

    Sometimes the best people to explain facts to teens are teens themselves. Read More

    Take it to the Streets

    Volunteer at community events and hand out information regarding drugs and drug abuse. Read More

    Drug Awareness 5K

    Staying healthy is more than just being drug-free! Read More

    Social Media Campaign

    Social media has become the best way for getting information out there fast, so let’s help spread the harmful news about drug abuse! Read More

    Blog it Out!

    Drugs & Health: NIDA’s Blog for Teens is full of emerging trends and the latest science-based research on drug abuse and addiction. Read More

    I Resolve...

    It’s the time of year for New Year’s Resolutions! Read More

    Bake Sale

    Host a bake sale to help raise money for your club! Read More


    Put together a flash mob in the local school, mall, or Movie Theater. Read More

    Get Watching

    Movie Night

    Watching movies together and discussing them as a group can help all of us learn to stay away from drugs. Read More

    HBO Addiction Q A

    NIDA and HBO have teamed up as co-presenters of an Addiction film series. Read More

    Get Sporty

    Bike Race

    Organize a local bike party to raise awareness about substance use. Read More

    Football Trivia Party

    With the Super Bowl coming up, why not use it as an incentive to get kids to think about leading healthier lives? Read More

    Halftime Activities

    Come up with creative and fun sports halftime contests! Read More