I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because...

I'm Shattering the Myths Because I want to get somewhere in lifeJoin National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM by sharing why you want to SHATTER THE MYTHSTM,SM! Print this pledge card (PDF, 1MB), fill it out, and submit using the instructions below.

NIDA would love to see your NDAFW images! Please include this release form with any photographs, audio files or videos that you share with NIDA:

SHATTER THE MYTHSTM,SM Photo Request

Tools: Pledge Card with “I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because…” and NDAFW logo, and a BLACK or DARK BLUE marker

  • Ask each participant to write “WHY” they want to SHATTER THE MYTHS on Drug Addiction.
  • PRINT in bold letters a short phrase (depending on space).
  • Pictures can be taken with a smartphone, personal camera or webcam. Group shots of more than three people are not recommended.
  • Send digital files (no PDFs) to nidamultimedia@mail.nih.gov. Include correct spelling of each participant’s name, age (or school year) and name of organization/school. If photos are part of the NDAFW campaign, please also include information about the event. Files must be 10 MB or smaller.

SHATTER THE MYTHSTM,SM Video Request

Tools: Pledge Card with “I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because…” and NDAFW logo, a BLACK or DARK BLUE marker

  • Ask each participant to write a phrase about “WHY” they want to SHATTER THE MYTHS on Drug Addiction.
  • PRINT in bold letters a short phrase (depending on space).
  • Record participant saying, “I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because…” along with their “Why” phrase.
  • Videos can be taken with a smartphone, personal DSLR or webcam. Group videos are not recommended.
  • Send digital files of raw video clips, or file transfer links like Dropbox or Wetransfer to nidamultimedia@mail.nih.gov. Sorry we can’t accept URL links to video channels.
  • Include data sheet with correct spelling of each participant’s name, age (or school year) and name of organization/school. If videos are part of the NDAFW campaign, please also include information about the event. Files must be 15 MB or smaller.

Example of NIDA SHATTER THE MYTHSTM,SM Videos (please note these are edited)

Video Tips:

  1. Make sure the area is well lit and the noise level is good for shooting
  2. Be careful to keep your finger off of the mic when shooting with a smartphone
  3. Do more than one take
  4. Video files like .mp4, .wmv  and .mov are large, so keep it short to make emailing easy
  5. Warm up your participant by asking them their name on camera and how to spell it (will make it easier for captions)

Terms of Service

Multimedia means any video, photograph, artwork and/or other materials or information you send to nidamultimedia@mail.nih.gov.

All submissions require participants under the age of 18 to have their guardian sign a Multimedia Release Form*

*By signing this form, you acknowledge that NIDA has a non-exclusive, perpetual and royalty-free license to use any material received to promote its science-based resources and the National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM campaign.

NIDA has the right to remove any multimedia from its website.