#NDAFW – National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
March 20 - March 26
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, or NDAFW, is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners to help advance the science and address youth drug and alcohol use in communities and nationwide. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health, and work with leading organizations, media outlets, and other Government agencies to spread the word about #NDAFW.
Click here to take the National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge
Click here to Start A Conversation: 10 Questions Teens Ask About Drugs and Health
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With these podcasts, they want to share how families of all kinds connect with their adolescent children in a way that helps maintain rapport and builds resilience against the risks of substance abuse.