Video Event Toolkit

If you are interested in an event or promotional activity that uses video, here are links to resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Video: Lifecycle of a Question

With all of the information in the movies on drug use and its negative side effects, watching movies together can spark meaningful conversations about the importance of staying away from drugs. Consider sharing the videos below, or HBO’s addiction films, and invite participants to stick around afterward to discuss what they saw. Ask a scientific expert and/or a doctor to answer questions and share their experiences; you can also hand out the Drugs: SHATTER THE MYTHS booklet.

  • The annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest is now open and accepting entries! As part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Red Ribbon Week campaign, DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are cosponsoring this contest for colleges and universities to promote the importance of preventing alcohol and drug misuse among college students.

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.