Celebrate the 10th Year of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®!
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is an annual health observance week that connects teens with experts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol, with thousands of live and online community events across the country each year.
With your help, we can empower even more teens with the science-based facts about how drugs and alcohol affect their developing brains. Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and help spread the word about NDAFW online. Here are some ways to participate.
NDAFW Kickoff Tweetstorm
Help us get #NDAFW to trend on Twitter!
Join the NDAFW Tweetstorm on Monday, March 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. It’s easy! Just use the content provided below or tweet your own messages, using #NDAFW. Be sure to tag @NIDAnews.
Follow and Share During NDAFW
And, join the conversations with @NIDAnews and events taking place all week.
Posts for Tweetstorm
- Do you like to play games? Check out these games from @NIDAnews that explore what happens to the brain and body when a person uses drugs: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teens/games #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
- Teens can be more sensitive to the effects of nicotine and are more likely to become addicted to cigarettes. https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/tobacco-nicotine-vaping-e-cigarettes #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
- Standing up to peer pressure to use alcohol or drugs isn’t always easy. @NIDAnews has helpful tips and videos to help you stay true to yourself the next time you feel pressured: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/resisting-peer-pressure #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
- MDMA, or Molly, can make you feel really happy for a few hours, but the negative side effects can last much longer. After taking MDMA, you might feel irritable, depressed, and anxious for up to a week. https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/mdma-ecstasy-or-molly #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
- Medication that is prescribed by your doctor, even if it isn’t addictive, can have negative effects if not taken as instructed. Take medicine exactly as the doctor says, and don’t mix your medication with alcohol, which could have risky side effects. #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
- A study showed that students who had used e-cigarettes by the time they started 9th grade were more likely than others to start smoking cigarettes and other smokable tobacco products within the next year. #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
- If you are in a situation where people will be using drugs or alcohol, offer to be the designated driver and take away all the car keys from people who are using substances. Learn more about #DruggedDriving from @NIDAnews: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/what-drugged-driving #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
- “Comorbidity” means that a person has two or more disorders at the same time. This occurs frequently with addiction and other mental disorders. Learn more about co-occurring conditions: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/co-occurring-conditions #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
- When you go to college or start living on your own, you will experience a lot of changes in your life. It’s important not to fall to peer pressure to do something bad for your health. Here are 6 tips for resisting the peer pressure:https://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/6-tactful-tips-resisting-peer-pressure-to-use-drugs-and-alcohol #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
- Prescription drug misuse means taking medication without a prescription, or in a way other than prescribed, to get high. This can happen with pain pills, ADHD drugs, or other medicines. Leran more from @NIDAnews: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/prescription-drugs #ShatterTheMyths #NDAFW
You can find more information about NDAFW and how to get involved at teens.drugabuse.gov/ndafw.