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:
- Explore the Nurturing My Mental & Emotional Health activity to help students find strategies to cope with stress and support their mental health.
- Take 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.
- Play the Kahoot! games with an online class or encourage students to play the games individually.
- 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.
- 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 (below) 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.