Since it began in 2010, NIDA has participated in the USA Science & Engineering Festival; the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math in the United States. The festival, which takes place every other year, has as its mission “to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, and educational Festival in the world.”
Heads Up: Real New About Drugs and Your Body—a science-based education series that provides teachers and students innovative materials about the effects of drugs and drug abuse on the brain and body. New materials, including teen articles, classroom lessons, and student worksheets are created and distributed every school year through Scholastic’s in school magazines, as well as posters and Web-only materials
PEERx is a free, online initiative designed to educate teens in grades 8-10 on the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The campaign includes an interactive video series, activity guides, fact sheets, downloadables, and more.
The Drugs & Health Blog is a place where teens can learn the facts about drug abuse and addiction based on evidence-based science, and without fear or stigma. Teens use the blog to find information for school projects, to offer their opinions, and to engage with NIDA scientists about Institute campaigns, programs and materials.
Part of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest science competition for high school students, the Addiction Science Award is given by NIDA to three exemplary projects on the topic of addiction science.
Each fall, Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day provides students the opportunity to ask leading researchers questions about drug and alcohol use, abuse, and addiction, as well as the associated health effects and risks.
Produced by HBO in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Addiction Project combines film and leading scientific research to shed light on the current state of addiction in America.
This TV PSA campaign uses text messaging as a storytelling vehicle to educate teens on the link between non-injection drug use and risky behaviors, which can lead to HIV. Includes a bilingual PSA aimed at Hispanic teens.