National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week scheduled for January
Registration is open immediately. The annual, week-long event unites scientific experts and teens to demystify the lies surrounding addiction and substance abuse.
“This observance continues to grow year after year, showing that teens are really responding to opportunities to learn about drugs and alcohol from nonjudgmental, scientific sources,” NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow said. “We continue to expand our resources to help teachers and other organizations create events that are specific to their communities in an effort to educate teens across the nation about the risks of using drugs and alcohol.”
The week first launched in 2010 to help teens learn the truth about alcohol and drugs.
“Scientists at NIAAA and NIDA work together to broaden our knowledge of the havoc that alcohol and drugs bring to the lives of young people,” NIAAA Director Dr. George Koob said. “This partnership is an extremely important part of our shared mission to ensure that young people get the facts about how alcohol and drugs affect their brains and bodies, both in the short-term and over their lifetime.”
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