National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week is a yearly health observance that lasts for one week and encourages discussion about the science behind teenage drug use and addiction.
To enhance knowledge and increase prevention and awareness of substance abuse both locally and nationally, NDAFW offers a chance to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare professionals, and community partners.
NDAFW will start March 20-26, 2023!
What To Expect In National Drugs And Alcohol Facts Week?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) scientists who created it in 2010 wanted to encourage community-based teaching activities so teenagers may learn what research has revealed about drug use and addiction.
Since becoming a partner in 2016, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has added alcohol to the list of week’s topics. As a part of the National Institutes of Health, NIDA and NIAAA promote NDAFW by collaborating with notable institutions, the media, and other governmental entities.
NDAFW has different activities for everyone. They have arts and crafts, IQ challenges, learning activities, meeting new friends, and many more. Any institution like Mallard Lake Detox Center that supports the prevention of drug and alcohol addictions in teenagers can start, plan and register for the event on the official website of NDAFW.
Who are the Federal Partners of NDAFW?
To educate teenagers in communities across America about drugs, NIDA and NIAAA have a large number of federal, state, and local partners working together. Participants include:
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Department of Agriculture/4H
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Food and Drug Administration
- Indian Health Services
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Office of Minority Health
- President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
How To Plan A NDAFW Event?
To ensure that your NDAFW activity will be a success, follow these 5 steps from the National Institute On Drug Abuse.
Step 1: Form Your Planning Team
Step 2: Plan Your NDAFW Event
Step 3: Register Your Event
Step 4: Secure Your Science
Step 5: Promote Your Event!
Or you can check their website here!
You can also register for your event here!
Mallard Lake Detox Center is a supporter of NDAFW from Texas!