National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

2018 Event Registration is Open for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW)!

You Host an NDAFW Event January 22–28, 2018
NIDA Provides Free Materials for Teens

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is coming January 22-28, 2018. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs! 

National Drug and Alcohol Chat Day will be January 22, 2018. Chat Day registration will open later this year.  

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.

NDAFW booklets

NIDA Supports Red Ribbon Week.

Each year during the last week of October, hundreds of schools across the U.S. take part in Red Ribbon Week. National Red Ribbon Week is a unified effort, sponsored by the National Family Partnership, to promote student commitment to a drug-free America. It began in 1985 after a grim event in our Nation’s history when Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena was murdered. He had joined the DEA based on his philosophy “I’m only one person. But I want to make a difference.” Red Ribbon week educates students about how communities can come together and make a difference in the fight against illicit drug distribution and use. The event is often marked with school spirit, can-do attitude and enthusiasm. The DEA is part of the U.S. Department of Justice. For more information on Red Ribbon Week, click

NDAFW booklets

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

With your help NDAFW 2018 will be bigger and better--- so let’s top the total number of events held in 2017 (2174)!

Please send images from events any day of the year! Send 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 week, 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. Thank you!


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