Dr. Nora Volkow | 2019 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week®

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® press release video, introduced by NIDA Director, Dr. Nora Volkow.

Video length: 0:36

Transcript

Dr. Nora Volkow speaking:

We are encouraging in the National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® for individuals and communities to get together and take this as an opportunity to educate about the effects of drugs, including alcohol, including prescription medication on children, adolescents, and adults.

We are amidst one of the worst drug addiction crisis we have ever faced as a nation.

It is the opioid crisis, so we want to take the opportunity to actually encourage for all of you to look at the toolkit that we have that targeted specifically for messages on education regarding the use of opioids.