National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 2019
NDAFW is a national health observance designed to equip schools and communities with the materials and tools they need to educate young people about the effects of drugs on their brain, body and behavior. Now in its ninth year, NDAFW will be held from January 22—27, 2019.
All around the country, guidance counselors, teachers, school resource officers, social workers, drug prevention programs, colleges, health care providers, and community support programs are using the science-based information available FREE from NIDA— an institute within the National Institutes of Health supporting most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction— in educational events designed to equip young people to make informed choices about drugs and alcohol.
This year, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is expecting more than 2000 events to be held around the country and world. These events range in size and scope, but they focus on educating young people about drug and alcohol use and their consequences. Event participants range from kindergarteners to college students.
Some event ideas include:
- A panel discussion with local law enforcement, substance abuse counselors, or individuals affected by drug abuse.
- A graffiti fact wall
- A trivia night or bingo game
- A social media campaign
- A school assembly
- An addiction-themed art contest
- A contest during halftime at a sports game