2016 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week


Let’s Shatter the Myths About Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is holding its annual National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week from January 25 to 31, 2016. This week gives us a chance to help teens (and adults too!) shatter the myths about drug use.

Teens are bombarded with conflicting messages that may leave them feeling confused and unsure of who to ask for information about drug use.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, including:

  • Stay connected with the Council on Facebook, and Twitter this week as we shatter the myths.
    • Monday 1/25: True or False? Narcotics are the only addictive prescription medications. What do you think? Find the answer HERE.
    • Tuesday 1/26: Is it possible to experience death related to using man made bath salts? Is your answer right? Find out HERE.
    • Wednesday 1/27: True or False? Nasal decongestants, such as Claritin D, are government regulated. Why is this? Learn HERE.
    • Thursday 1/28: Can a ‪marijuana user go through withdrawal when they stop using? What do you think? Keep reading HERE.
    • Friday 1/29: True or False? It is safe to drink caffeine in conjunction with alcohol. Read about this topic HERE.
  • Contact us to receive information to hand out to teens, and to learn more about our services, including student education
  • Host a local event in your community—Check out NIDA’s Plan Your Event page for all the details.
  • Take NIDA’s National Drug IQ Challenge
  • Give a shout out on social media using the hashtag #NDAFW

Learn more on NIDA’s website HERE.

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