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NEW DATE: January 26 - February 1, 2015!

1,084 Events
for NDFW 2014!

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Picture of the Week

Shattering the Myths during NDFW in Silver Spring, Md.

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2014 National Drug IQ Challenge

Monitoring the Future 2013 Survey Results

Monitoring the Future 2013 Survey Results Infographic

NIH’s 2013 Monitoring the Future Survey shows high rates of marijuana use; decreases in abuse of pain relievers and some synthetic drugs.

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Drug Facts Chat Day
The Next Chat Day is January 30, 2015!

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What is National Drug Facts WeekSM?

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week 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, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse. Download the NDFW Info Sheet (PDF format, 188KB)!

Promotional Video: Howard County Recreation & Parks Voices for Change students and HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council tell us their thoughts on drug abuse. This is an effort to promote the upcoming National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) educational campaign. The fifth annual NDFW is coming up the last week of January, and hundreds of educational events are expected around the country that will connect America's teens with scientific experts in the drug abuse field. NIDA is encouraging educators, community groups and parents to begin planning events as the school year begins. Coordinated by NIDA, the observance for 2015 begins Jan. 26 and ends Feb. 1. Do you have questions? We have answers! View more videos >>

Thank You For Your Participation in National Drug Facts Week 2014!

This was our fourth year launching National Drug Facts Week and we could not have done it without you! You are AWESOME! As we look forward to the future we have to take pride in our accomplishments and learn from our experience. But we need your help! Please email us at with your photos to be posted to our Flickr page. Also, check out our What's New & Cool section. Thank you! And we can't wait for next year! With your help it will be bigger and better---and we can continue to help our teens Shatter the Myths About Drugs!

How do I Participate in National Drug Facts Week?

  • Host or Sponsor a NDFW Event!
    Bring together the 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. New challenge posted annually during NDFW.
  • The Next Chat Day is January 30, 2015!
    Since 2008, NIDA scientists have a Web chat with thousands of teens who ask questions about drugs. Learn more about Chat Day.
  • 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!