National Drug Facts Week

What is National Drug Facts Week?

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance, held this year from January 28th to February 3rd, for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse. Download the NDFW Info Sheet (PDF, 98KB)!

How do I Participate in National Drug Facts Week?

  • Host or Sponsor a NDFW Event!
    Bring together science and teens by having a scientific expert come to your event, or using NIDA's educational materials.  The NDFW toolkit will show you how - with step-by-step suggestions on planning and promoting events.  After registering your event, order a "Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths" booklet for every teen attending your event!  This booklet provides answers to teens' most frequently asked questions about drugs.
  • Tweet About NDFW!
    If you're Tweeting about NDFW, be sure to use our hashtag #drugfacts
  • Take the National Drug IQ Challenge!
    During National Drug Facts Week and year round go to to test your knowledge on drugs and drug abuse by taking the interactive National Drug IQ Challenge quiz.  See the 2011 Challenge and watch for the 2013 Challenge!  (Note: National Drug Facts Week has been moved to January, so we jump over 2012.)
  • CHAT DAY 2013 is scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2013!
    Check back in November for registration information. Read last year's transcripts.
  • Become a Social Media Partner!
    Tweet, blog, or update your Facebook status to help spread the word about NDFW.  Share information with your family and friends that will shatter the myths about drug abuse.  Go to the Become a Social Media Partner! page for suggestions on how to create your messages.

Who are NIDA's Federal Partners for National Drug Facts Week?

NIDA's Partners in spreading the word about NDFW include federal, state, and local agencies, as well as media companies and organizations like MTV, Scholastic, Inc., and The Partnership at  There's a way for everyone to learn the facts and shatter the myths about drug abuse during National Drug Facts Week!

For more information, visit NIDA's Drug Facts Week site and FindYouthInfo's Substance Abuse Youth Topic page.