National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: How to Get Involved

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You have likely heard the expression knowledge is power many times throughout your lifetime. This saying holds true especially when it comes to understanding the gravity, implications, and facts about drugs and alcohol.

With National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® coming up, we wanted to share a few important reminders and how you can get involved nationally or locally.

What is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®?

This year, the National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® will take place from March 22nd through the 28th. It is an annual health observance week where teens have an opportunity to get connected with resources that SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol.

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The week was launched in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a federal scientific research institute and is the largest supporter of the world’s research on drug use and addiction.

“NIDA-funded scientific research addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug use, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches, and disseminating findings to the general public, researchers, policymakers, and others.” – NIDA

What to Know About National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

There are a number of ways you can participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, at a national or local level with GUIDE (Gwinnet United In Drug Education, Inc.).

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The following are five simple steps you can take today to get ready for and involved in this special week, which is dedicated to education on drug and alcohol facts, and browse ideas and resources here.

Step 1: Learn About NDAFW

Step 2: Plan Your NDFAW Event

Step 3: Register Your Event

Step 4: Add Your Science

Step 5: Promote Your Event

We encourage you to stay informed on the facts and to join in on National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®.

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