National Drug Facts Week
By joining forces and bringing young adults and scientific experts together with a common goal, National Drug Facts Week aims to shatter the myths that surround teen drug use and underage drinking, and provides an invaluable opportunity for youth to find out the true facts. The fifth annual National Drug Facts Chat Day (held on November 1st ) provided further opportunities for teens across the country to engage in meaningful conversation and receive honest and factual answers to their questions. In addition, the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Sara Bellum Blog highlights CyberShoutout, a kick-off event for National Drug Fact Week to help raise awareness about drugs and drug abuse.
Balanced and evidence-based approaches are a key to reducing drug use in teens. This free NIDA program, encourages science-based information sharing and empowers teens to “discover the power of choice”. The online resources for National Drug Facts Week include multiple tools and innovative opportunities for young adults, and also parents, educators, and the community at large.