Opioids & Other Prescription Drugs Event Toolkit

Opioids: Facts For Teens and Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Opioids Publication CoversCheck out the newly revised Opioids & Other Prescription Drugs Event Toolkit

If you are interested in an event or promotional activity that focuses primarily on opioids and other prescription drugs, here are links to resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and others.

The misuse of opioids and other prescription drugs is a serious problem in the United States that has escalated in recent years to the level of public health crisis. Misuse includes use of a medication in ways or amounts other than intended by a doctor, by someone other than for whom it is prescribed, or for the experience or feeling it causes. New statistics from the 2018 NSDUH Survey show that over 17.8 million persons 12 and older have misused prescription drugs in the past year1.

 


1 Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables. Rockville (MD): SAMHSA; 2019. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2018-nsduh-detailed-tables. Accessed December 31, 2019.

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®.

HHS Syndication Storefront

Select NIDA content is available for you to use on your own site. Through HHS Syndication Storefront, you may promote this high quality content on your website and it will take on the look and feel of your site. This syndicated content will also update content in real time, leaving you free from having to perform manual updates.