The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) plans to match up teenagers and scientific experts to discuss facts about drug abuse in events across the country during National Drug Facts Week, October 31 through November 6.
“This week-long observance is designed to counteract the many drug abuse myths that bombard today’s youth,” NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow said in a news release. “We have learned that teens are craving factual information about drug risks and dangers to help them make smart choices.”
During National Drug Facts Week, community groups including schools, hospitals and sports clubs will sponsor events. NIDA is providing an online toolkit that walks teens and their sponsoring organizations through steps including how to create and publicize an event, and how to find a scientific expert and information on drugs.