Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

Home

National Drug Facts Week 2011

drug facts weekThe second annual National Drug Facts Week will be held October 31 through November 6th. Congressmen and women from California and Massachusetts introduced legislation for the first annual National Drug Facts Week which took place in 2010.  National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, ...

The second annual National Drug Facts Week will be held October 31 through November 6th.  Congressmen and women from California and Massachusetts introduced legislation for the first annual National Drug Facts Week which took place in 2010.  National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, to help teens, schools, and community groups organize events and activities to raise awareness and offer teens factual information about drugs and drug abuse.  These events give teens the opportunity to learn science based facts about drug abuse and addiction.

The website at http://drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/ provides these resources so that teens can participate online or plan their own National Drug Facts Week events:

  • Drug Facts Chat Day will be held on November 1st from 8am to 6pm EST.  Each year NIDA scientists have a Web chat with thousands of teens who ask questions about drugs.  Registration is limited but transcripts from previous years are available on the website.
  • "Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths," the National Drug Facts Week Q&A booklet that answers teens' most frequently asked questions about drugs and drug abuse.
  • “National Drug IQ Challenge,” an interactive twenty question quiz to test one’s knowledge on drugs and drug abuse.
  • An Event Toolkit to guide event planners through the process entitled, “Getting Started: 6 Steps to Hosting a NDFW Event.”
  • An activities page with 20 different activity suggestions including a Teens vs. Adults edition of the National Drug IQ Challenge, Facebook Scavenger Hunt, Teaming up with a Local Sports Celebrity, or showing an HBO addictions film such as “Saturday Night in a Dallas ER.”

Resources

For more information about National Drug Facts Week and how to get involved visit the links below.
http://drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/
http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2011/nida-22.htm

 

By Ted Adams, 10/28/2011
November is Tobacco Awareness Month

November is Tobacco Awareness Month

November is Tobacco Awareness Month.  During the month of November communities can work ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Part 1: Getting to Know You ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Part 1: Getting to Know You ...

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage month. This month we celebrate our...

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

What is substance abuse? Healthy People 2020 defines substance abuse as a set of related...

24th annual survey of Indiana children and teens shows 21-year decline in alcohol use

24th annual survey of Indiana children and teens shows 21-year decline in alcohol use

Fewer Hoosier students depressed than national average, finds survey by the IU School of...

September 2014 is Recovery Month: Speak Up, Reach Out

September 2014 is Recovery Month: Speak Up, Reach Out

SAMHSA's first celebration of September as "Recovery Month" was 25 years ago, in 1989 and was...

  • November is Tobacco Awareness Month

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Part 1: Getting to...

  • October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

  • 24th annual survey of Indiana children and teens shows...

  • September 2014 is Recovery Month: Speak Up, Reach Out

Indiana College Substance Use Survey

web feature3


The Indiana College Substance Use Survey is conducted annually to measure behaviors, beliefs and consequences of substance use among Indiana college students. The survey is conducted by the Indiana Prevention Resource Center. Funding is provided by the Indiana Collegiate Action Network through a contract with the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction. ... Full Story »

SAMHSA Publications Website
Prevention-L
  • electronic mailing list
  • training, events, and funding
  • for substance abuse and problem gambling prevention and treatment
Follow IPRC:  
IPRC Webinar Series

Bullying Policies Panel (Apr. 2013)
(Running time: 1 hr 26 min.)
Visit the Webinar Archive