National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

The next CHAT DAY is scheduled for January 24, 2019.

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You Host an NDAFW Event January 22–27, 2019
NIDA Provides Free Materials for Teens

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is coming January 22-27, 2019. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs! The next CHAT DAY is scheduled for January 24, 2019.

Learn about NDAFW, then use this online guide which gives you everything you need to plan, promote, and host your NDAFW event. Register your event now and receive free booklets and other resources for teens. To get activity ideas and toolkits, click here. Also, keep checking our What's New & Cool section to see highlights from NDAFW.

2,321 events were registered for 2018! We could not have done National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® without you. You are AWESOME! 2018 Registration is now closed but will reopen for NDAFW 2019 in August.

NDAFW booklets

NOTE: NIDA materials and resources can be used for educational events or classroom activities any day of the year!

NIDA would love to see your NDAFW images. Please include a Release form with any photographs, audio files or videos that you share with NIDA.

As we look forward to the future we have to take pride in our accomplishments and learn from our experience. But we need your help! Please send images from events as digital files (no PDFs) to 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. Your event photos will be posted to our Flickr site as well as on our site. Also, check out our What's New & Cool section. Thank you! And we can’t wait for next year! With your help it will be bigger and better---and we can continue to help our teens SHATTER THE MYTHS® About Drugs!