10th Annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week


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10th Annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

(March 3, 2020, Salisbury, MD) The 10th Annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) will be held March 30 through April 5, 2020.  NDAFW is a week of educational events that brings awareness and education to teens to SHATTER THE MYTHS about substance abuse and addiction.

Last year, nearly 2,000 events were held throughout the USA and the world.  Local organizations including schools, community groups, sports clubs, and hospitals are invited to host NDAFW events. Numerous resources are available online such as an online guide, activity ideas, and toolkits specific to alcohol, drugged driving, opioids and vaping, among others. Organizations registering events online will be mailed science–based booklets.

Ways organizations and individuals can participate in this awareness week include:

  • Playing the “Interactive National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge” in classes, during meetings, linking on websites, etc. This 12 question, multiple choice quiz will launch in March and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. This will be available in print or electronic format, in English and Spanish, and can be projected on large screens at events, or used with mobile devices. 
  • Joining the conversation on social media by following @NIDAnews and @NIAAAnews and looking for and using #NDAFW.
  • Participating in the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s annual National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day on April 1. This live online chat allows high school students to ask NIDA scientists questions about drugs and drug misuse.  Last year, nearly 4,500 questions were submitted from students in 44 schools. Register at   https://www.nidachat.org/register.aspx

For more information about local drug and alcohol prevention efforts, please contact the Wicomico County Health Department at (410) 219-7544 or visit our website www.wicomicohealth.org , Facebook page, or Twitter @WicomicoHealth.





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