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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), an annual health observance week, connects teens with resources to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol.

There are countless activities that teens, parents, caregivers, and teachers can do that don’t involve leaving the house. Here’s a list of our favorites: 

  • Play the Kahoot! games with an online class or encourage students to play the games individually. 
  • Taking the National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge. Test students’ knowledge about drugs and alcohol with this short, interactive quiz, available in English and Spanish, that can be used on mobile devices. More than 200,000 people took the IQ Challenge last year.
  • Share the facts on social media. Social media platforms can be powerful tools to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol. Tweet, snap, or post. Use the new “Not everyone’s doing it” social media cards and hand-held placards.
  • Participate in the Drug Facts Challenge!, an interactive game using scientific facts about the brain and addiction, marijuana, vaping, and more.
  • Use free, science-based resources in classrooms and communities, or at home. These include activity ideas on various topics; science- and standards-based classroom lessons and multimedia activities on teens and drugs; and the recently updated Mind Matters series, which helps teachers explain to students the effects of various drugs on the brain and body.

NIDA would love to see your NDAFW images! Please include this release form with any photographs, audio files or videos that you share with NIDA: