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Marijuana: Download the Facts Spanish & English Poster

Double-sided poster for teens and young adults: one side English, one side Spanish. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

Published: August 2012


Learn more at the Heads Up Web site »

New dates. National Drug Facts Week begins Jan. 28, 2013

The third annual National Drug Facts Week will be held Jan. 28 through Feb. 3, 2013, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today.


NIH’s “PEERx” for teens to be showcased at Rx Drug Abuse Summit

A unique, new campaign targeting teens will be on exhibit at the first national summit addressing the prescription drug abuse epidemic.


Brain Awareness Week

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

March 2012

Brain Awareness Week begins March 12th, and among many nationwide activities, NIH scientists will be teaching young people about the amazing human brain at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, MD. While we think of Brain Awareness Week as an educational opportunity for children, it is a good time to remind us all about recent advances in neuroscience, and how brain research is helping us understand, prevent, and treat drug abuse and addiction.

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition to highlight dangers of helium

The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will hold a press conference to focus on the dangers of inhala


Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body

An educational collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Scholastic Inc., this series provides science-based information about the effects of drugs and drug abuse on the brain and body through a variety of print and Web formats, including teen articles, classroom lessons, student worksheets, and posters. All of these materials are free.

Published: August 2003
Revised: August 2011


Visit the Heads Up site at Scholastic »

Prescription Drug Poster

Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.

Published: March 2010

National Drug IQ Challenge

Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug abuse and addiction by asking them to take a 12-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug abuse.

Published: December 2013


Take the quiz online at the National Drug Facts Week Web site »

Drugs: Shatter the Myths

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.

Published: October 2010
Revised: July 2013


Learn more at NIDA's National Drug Facts Week site »

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