National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is January 22-27, 2019

Last Updated: Friday, August 17, 2018

The DEA supports the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) during their annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW.)

Listen to NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow talk about NDAFW and Drug Prevention

Held the last week of January every year since 2010, NDAFW brings teens and scientific experts together to discuss the scientific facts about drugs, as well as their potential health effects on teen bodies and brains.  Events are held around the country, with registrants getting free science based materials designed for young people. In previous years, during the week, scientists and science writers answer questions from teens around the country during a live web chat called National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day.  However, due to the recent lapse in appropriations, this year's event has been cancelled.

NIDA and NIAAA are parts of the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s premiere biomedical government research agency. 

 

NIDA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Resources

 

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It's National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week®! Join us in helping teens get the facts about drugs and alcohol.

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