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International Drug Abuse Professionals Invited To Join NIDA National Drug Facts Week Activities

NIDA is inviting the international drug abuse research community to plan local activities in conjunction with NIDA National Drug Facts Week 2015. NIDA launched the school- and community-based event in 2010 to counteract the myths about drugs that teens get from the Internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. National Drug Facts Week helps empower teens to make smart decisions about the ill-fated effects and devastating consequences drugs have on the brain, body, and behavior. National Drug Facts Week 2014 was a huge success as educators, health professionals, and community organizations facilitated more than 1,000 events across the United States and around the world.

The 5th annual National Drug Facts Week is January 26 to February 1, 2015. Join the hundreds of researchers and public health professionals who have helped make National Drug Facts Week a success. NIDA offers an online toolkit with free materials for teens and suggestions on how to plan events and how to find experts who can participate. Some materials are available in Spanish, and NIDA staff members who participate in Drug Facts Chat Day speak several languages. For more information, visit the National Drug Facts Week website or email drugfacts@nida.nih.gov.

This page was last updated January 2015