Shout Out on Social Media

Create buzz about your event before it even starts. Post on Facebook or Twitter; add photos to your Flickr, Pinterest, and Instagram pages; shoot a video; and blog about your event.

Post on Facebook About Your NDAFW Event

Posting Tips: When posting on Facebook about your NDAFW event, you’ll want to:

  • Make your post positive and include a call to action (e.g., Join Us! or Spread the Word!).
  • Keep your message short and to the point.
  • Include a link, an image, or a video that relates to your event.
  • Mention your friends, colleagues, or other organizations in your posts to spread the word even further!

Need Ideas for Sample Posts? We’ve provided sample Facebook status updates that you can easily copy and paste to help let folks know about your event. Be sure to like the NIDA Facebook page and tag us in your posts!

  • As part of #NDAFW, we are collaborating w/ @NIDANIH & @NIAAA [event details here] this week! [include link or image]
  • To kick off National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week®, check out this awesome [picture, video, website [include appropriate link to highlighted item] #NDAFW @NIDANIH
  • We’re [event details here] for #NDAFW! How are you getting involved?

Tweet About Your NDAFW Event

Whether you tweet about your event to get people to attend, live tweet at the event itself, or help to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs by tweeting the facts, be sure to use the hashtag #NDAFW.

Tweeting Tips: When tweeting about your NDAFW event, you’ll want to:

  • Use the hashtag #NDAFW in every tweet.
  • Avoid shortening “you” to “u” and “are” to “r” and similar tricks.
  • Include a link, as well as an appropriate image or video.
  • Mention your friends, colleagues, or other organizations in your tweets to spread the word even further!

Need Ideas for Sample Tweets? We’ve provided sample tweets that you can tailor and post on your own Twitter account. Be sure to follow @NIDAnews and @NIAAAnews and mention us in your tweets!

  • As part of #NDAFW, we are collaborating w/ @NIDAnews & @NIAAAnews [event details here] this week! [include link or image]
  • To kick off Nat’l Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, check out this awesome [picture, video, website [include appropriate link to highlighted item] #NDAFW @NIDAnews @NIAAAnews
  • We’re [event details here] for #NDAFW! How are you getting involved?

Show Your NDAFW Event With a YouTube Video

Make your own video of your NDAFW events and share! 

We have numerous videos on our YouTube account that you can share with your friends through social media.

Blog About Your NDAFW Event

You’ve worked hard to make your event a success. Tell the world about it! Your NDAFW event makes a great blog post. Use our sample blog post or create your own!

Blogging Tips: When blogging about your NDAFW event, you’ll want to:

  • Keep your post short and easy to read.
  • Make the title interesting and to the point.
  • Include a call to action.
  • Include links to appropriate sites, such as the NIDA for Teens or NDAFW websites.

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