National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), an annual health observance week designed to connect people with resources to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol. By shattering the myths about drugs and alcohol, we help people find ways to talk about the substance use concerns they may be experiencing. There are countless activities that teens, parents, caregivers, and teachers can do to increase awareness on substance use, and how to talk about it.

  • Explore the Nurturing My Mental & Emotional Health activity to help people find strategies to cope with stress and support their mental health.
  • Take the National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge. Test your knowledge about drugs and alcohol with this short, interactive quiz.
  • Play the Kahoot! games to test your knowledge on how drugs and alcohol affect people’s brains and bodies.
  • Share your SHATTER THE MYTHS® pledge card and tweet, snap, or post drug and alcohol facts on social media.
  • Participate in the Drug Facts Challenge!, an interactive game using scientific facts about the brain and addiction, marijuana, vaping, and more.
  • Use free, science-based resource activity ideas on various topics; science and standards based lessons and multimedia activities on drugs; and the recently updated Mind Matters series, which helps explain the effects of various drugs on the brain and body.
  • Check out the NM 5-Actions Program™ to begin your online self-guided substance use and behavioral addictions recovery and resiliency path.
  • Call us at 1-855-662-7474 if you need someone to talk to about your substance use and mental health concerns. Professional counselors are here to hear you and offer support on the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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