National Drug Facts Week was launched in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. To counteract the myths they get from the internet, TV, movies, music, or from friends, NIDA scientists want to stimulate events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug abuse and addiction.
National Drug Facts Week is an opportunity for teens to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. In community and school events all over America, teens and experts will come together for an honest conversation about how drugs affect the brain, body and behavior. In school assemblies, after school clubs, athletic events, book clubs and other venues, students will be able to ask scientists questions about drugs, or discuss NIDA materials designed for teens.
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For more information visit http://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-facts-week