National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is an annual week-long health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It promotes the opportunity for prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities and nationwide. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate education events in communities so that teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. In 2016, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner and therefore alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week.
For more information about drugs, alcohol and addiction and to sign up for free email updates visit https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week.