If you are interested in an event or promotional activity that focuses primarily on alcohol, here are links to resources from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and others.
Alcohol is the most widely used substance among teens in America. However, teens’ alcohol use continues to drop. In 2019, rates of past-year alcohol use by students in 10th and 12th grades were at a 5-year low. According to the Monitoring the Future Survey, about 29 percent of students in 12th grade, 18 percent of students in 10th grade, and 8 percent of students in 8th grade had consumed alcohol within the past month.
Read More About Underage Drinking
Drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks. The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone—regardless of age or drinking status.
We all feel the effects of the aggressive behavior, property damage, injuries, violence, and deaths that can result from underage drinking. This is not simply a problem for some families—it is a nationwide concern.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is teaming up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) held March 30 - April 5, 2020. NDAFW is a week-long national health observance that brings together teens and scientific experts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about substance use and addiction. If your community is interested in holding an alcohol-focused event for NDAFW, we have resources to assist you in planning your event or promotional activity.
Booklet for Parents:
Make a Difference
- Make a Difference – Booklet for parents
- Parenting to Prevent Childhood Alcohol Use – Brochure for parents
- Parents—Talk With Your High School Grads About Celebrating Safely – Fact Sheet for parents
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – General website
- Underage Drinking – Fact sheet
- Rethinking Drinking – Interactive website
- Alcohol Overdose – The Dangers of Drinking Too Much – Fact sheet
- Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (can be ordered)
- Drug Facts: Alcohol (Provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
- Mind Matters: Drugs and the Brain (can be ordered)
- Pick Your Poison – U.S. National Library of Medicine Online Exhibition
Check out some of the activities below for ideas and for help with planning your National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® event or promotional activity. 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!
NOTE: Be sure to read our privacy notice out loud to the audience before your event. Also, NIDA would love to see your NDAFW images! Please include the “SHATTER THE MYTHS” Photo and Video Request (PDF, 3MB) release form with any photographs, audio files or videos that you share with NIDA.
Materials, including booklets and educational posters, can be ordered directly from the NIDA clearinghouse in advance of your NDAFW event. To ensure materials arrive in time, please order them no later than 2 weeks prior to your event or activity.
Promoting your young adult focused event for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® has never been easier! NIDA’s Promote with Online Toolkit section has everything you need to generate buzz for your event. And for help planning your event, visit NIDA’s 5 Steps to Hosting an NDAFW Event and the Get Activity Ideas & Toolkits page. NDAFW 2021 will be March 22-28.
Find an Expert: If you choose to have a alcohol expert at your event or promotional activity, use these tips for finding the right person: Adult Advisors and Sponsors for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®.
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