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International Organizers Use Creative Approaches for Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Events

Substance abuse professionals in 16 countries hosted 180 drug and alcohol education programs as part of the 2018 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). NIDA and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) cosponsor the international health information program that supports locally planned and hosted school and community events to provide teens with scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

Register Now! Don’t Miss Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22–28, 2018

Substance abuse professionals around the world are invited to host drug and alcohol education programs as part of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), which will be held January 22–28, 2018. NIDA and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) cosponsor the international health information program that supports locally planned and hosted school and community events to provide teens with scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

Getting an Early Start, Kenyan NGO Hosts NDAFW Education Program; International Organizations Invited To Register Events for 2018

More than 250 Kenyan high school students used NIDA “Shatter the Myths” booklets to learn the scientific facts about drug and alcohol use during the Kenyan Living Clean Society’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week events.More than 250 Kenyan high school students used NIDA “Shatter the Myths” booklets to learn the scientific facts about drug and alcohol use during the Kenyan Living Clean Society’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week events.

Inserm Funds Joint Cannabis Research Program With University of Indiana and Former NIDA INVEST Fellow

Inserm has funded a joint research program between Olivier Manzoni, Ph.D., director of research at the Inserm Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée, and Ken Mackie, M.D., professor of psychological and brain sciences, Indiana University. Dr. Manzoni was a 1997 NIDA INVEST Fellow and the mentor for NIDA-Inserm Fellow Andrew Scheyer, Ph.D. Dr. Mackie has several NIDA grants investigating the cannabinoid system. The two have collaborated for several years—sharing resources, reagents, and techniques—and jointly authored peer-reviewed research articles. The French-U.S.

Record Number of International Events During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2017

Events coordinated by current and former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows contributed to the record number of events held around the world during the 2017 NIDA and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). There was at least one event in each of the 50 U.S. states and in 17 countries. Participants represented countries of every size and income level, with more than 125 events held in Mexico and more than 50 in Burma (Myanmar).

Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents

The 3rd International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents will be held November 16–18, 2017, in Seville, Spain. The AITANA research group at the Spanish University Miguel Hernández and the University of Seville organize the conference for experts in psychopathology, evaluation, and psychological treatment of children. Participants will share knowledge about child and adolescent psychological well-being, exchange experiences, and strengthen collaborative networks.

Registration Open for 2017 International Events During NDAFW

NIDA and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invite international substance abuse professionals to host events during the NIDA/NIAAA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), January 23–29, 2017. The international health information program supports locally planned and hosted school and community events that provide teens with scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

International Sites, New Partner Expand Drug Facts Week

Drug abuse professionals in 13 nations, many of them former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows, held events in conjunction with the 2016 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). NIDA began the program in 2010 to counteract misinformation disseminated by the Internet, television, movies, music, or friends. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism joined the effort in 2016, and the event was renamed NDAFW.

Egyptian Version of NIDA National Drug Facts Week a Success

Egyptian drug abuse professionals participated in the January 2015 NIDA Drug Facts Week activities, holding events at schools, sporting clubs, youth centers, churches, the national police academy, and a book fair. Mohammed Elhamshary, M.D., M.Sc., 2014–2015 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow, coordinated an enthusiastic team of psychiatrists and social workers from Egypt Alabassiya Hospital to organize the events in collaboration with the country’s Mental Health Secretariat.

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.

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