Shout Out on Social Media

Ayesha AlHosani and Tram H. Tran Hoang - Fellows - at an NDAFW Event

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!

  • March 30th is the start of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®! Look for questions on our Facebook page each day to see how much you know and get the REAL facts [include link to NIDA for Teens site or the NIDA Facebook page or to the National Drugs & Alcohol IQ Challenge [Include an image—See our Flickr page for ideas].
  • Did you know National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is coming up from March 30-April 5? [Your organization name here] is partnering with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to [events details here]! Be sure to follow our page for more details as the week unfolds [include link] [include image or video—See our YouTube page for ideas].
  • We’re [event details here] for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®! Share with us how you’re getting involved this week [tag other participants].

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?

Share With Flickr, Pinterest, or Instagram

NIDA would love to see your NDAFW images! Customize your Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, or other visually interesting page using pictures from your events and NIDA images.

  • Make sure to take pictures at your events!
  • Visit the NIDA Flickr account for images.
  • Check out all of our Downloads.

Include this Release Form [PDF, 82KB] with any photographs, audio files or videos that you share with NIDA.

Show Your NDAFW Event With a YouTube Video

Make your own video of your NDAFW events and share! Check out what other NDAFW event holders have done!

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.

Need Ideas for Posts? Here is a sample blog post to help you get started.

SHATTER THE MYTHS® About Drug and Alcohol Use

You may or may not know how passionate I am about protecting teens from the dangers of drug and alcohol use.

Did you know National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is coming up from March 30-April 5? During that week, I’m joining with others to help teens SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drug and alcohol use.

Teens are bombarded with conflicting messages that can leave them feeling confused and unsure of who to ask for information about drug use. With 12% of 12th graders reporting abuse of prescription drugs in the past year and 22.5% reporting use of marijuana in the past month, there is no better time than now to help teens understand the serious consequences of drug and alcohol use (data is from the Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs).

[Your organization name here] is partnering with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to [events details here]! Be sure to visit our Facebook page [name/link here] for more details as the week unfolds [include link] [include image or video—See our YouTube page for ideas]. We’re [event details here] for National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week®!

I’d love to hear how you’re getting involved.

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