National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is an annual health observance week that connects people with resources to shatter the myths about drugs, alcohol, and related health topics.

This campaign links people with a pathway to wellness that can counteract the myths about alcohol and drug use that one attains from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, family, and friends. The campaign was originally launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so people can learn what science has taught us about substance use and addiction.

During this week we want to encourage people to:

March 21: Age Matters

March 22: Learn about THC and CBD

March 23: How Does the Brain Develop?

March 24: What areas of your brain are impacted by THC?

March 25: Your Amygdala Helps You Avoid Harm

March 26: Three THC Choices

March 27: Wellness

If you’d like more information on connecting youth with resources to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs, alcohol, and other related health topics, visit https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week/get-activity-ideas

“Knowledge is Power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied!” –Robert Boyce.

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