Drug and Alcohol Facts Week -- Monday March 30- Sunday April 5


By: Mara Carlin, Coordinator of Coalition and Community Programs

This week marks the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) 10th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. For 10 years NIDA has been connecting students and teens with scientists to launch community wide educational events so that teens can learn the science surrounding drugs and addiction.The goal is to Shatter the Myths teens hear about drugs and alcohol on social media, television, in songs or from friends.

This year, we cannot hold community wide in-person events, so instead we are taking our message virtually.Each day from today, March 30 – Sunday April 5, check out the Coalition for Healthy Communities' Instagram and Facebook pages for interactive games and activities to Shatter the Myths.Today we are asking that you test your drug and alcohol IQ, by taking the Drug and Alcohol IQ quiz:


Today from 3:00 – 4:00 pm join the NDAFW Tweetstorm. Help us get #NDAFW to trend on Twitter by sharing messages about drugs and alcohol during the planned hour.

Don't forget to like us on Instagram and Facebook, and post your IQ score in the comments.Check every day for new and fun ways to participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.

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