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Check out some of the activities below for ideas and for help with planning your National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM 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!

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Get Involved at School

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

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

Drug Facts Chat Day!

Follow the Chat! January 26, 2017 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

There's Snow Business like Show Business

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

Get Creative

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

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

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

I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because

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

Sidewalk Art

Hold a contest for teen artists. Read More


Organize a meme challenge at your school. 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

Wearing the Message

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

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

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

Take it to the Streets

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


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

Remembering Celebrities

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

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

Peer-to-Peer Counseling

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

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

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

Bike Race

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