National Drug Facts Week
You have a lot of questions about drugs and drug abuse. But where can you get the answers? The Internet, friends, music, TV, and movies all have answers—but are they the real, honest answers?
When it comes to drugs and drug abuse, misinformation can have serious consequences, so be sure to get your information from a credible source. By visiting Just Think Twice, you’re doing something very important—getting the facts so that you can make an informed decision when it comes to drugs.
What Is National Drug Facts Week?
National Drug Facts Week is another opportunity for teens to get the facts about drugs and drug abuse. National Drug Facts Week is an initiative of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), which supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.
During National Drug Facts Week, teens can organize and participate in community-based events where they can get answers about drugs and drug abuse from a scientific expert. By connecting teens with scientific experts, National Drug Facts Week puts science into the discussion about drugs and gives teens a chance to ask their questions and get factual, nonjudgmental answers.
Get Involved in National Drug Facts Week!
Taking place January 27 to February 2, 2014, National Drug Facts Week is a nationwide health observance that depends on YOU to succeed. The best way for you to help shatter the myths about drugs is to host an event in your community with a scientific expert, so local teens can ask questions about drugs and get real, factual answers.
Team up with your friends, teachers, community members, and local scientific experts to host an event. All National Drug Facts Week Events should:
- Have a Teen Audience
- Have an adult advisor
- Be held during January 27 to February 2, 2014
- Be registered on the NIDA website
- Include at least one of the following:
- A Scientific Expert
- Highlight and Discuss the National Drug IQ Challenge
- Highlight and Discuss NIDA's Drugs: Shatter the Myths Booklet
How Do I Get Started?
To learn more about National Drug Facts Week and how you can organize an event in your community, visit http://www.drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov.