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It’s National Drugs & Alcohol Facts Week!

Hey 84 Chapters!

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is coming! January 25-31, 2016 is NDAFW and we want you to participate. Many of you are committed to substance abuse issues outside of the fight against Big Tobacco, so we wanted to make you aware of this great opportunity. Please see below for more information. If you participate and post to your Chapter page, you’ll win 100 extra points for your Chapter!

From their website:

“National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, TV, movies, music, or from friends. 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 abuse and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting 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.

Events: Locally planned and hosted school and community events focus on providing teens the scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day: During this annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists, students from around the country ask the questions they most want answers to about drugs, alcohol, and drug abuse, including drug and alcohol effects, how to help friends or family that are abusing drugs, and what causes addiction. Our expert scientists give them the facts.

Partnerships: NIDA and NIAAA works with leading organizations, media outlets, and other Government agencies to spread the word about NDAFW and SHATTER THE MYTHSTM,SM.”

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