2014 marks the 4th annual National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), a health observance created by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to deliver the scientific facts to youth about the effects and consequences of drug abuse on the brain, body and behavior. More than 500 educational events and activities will be held by high schools, community centers, juvenile justice systems, treatment centers, prevention programs and other organizations across the country to shatter the myths about drugs and addiction:
- “Marijuana isn’t addictive”
- “Prescription drugs aren’t dangerous because we get them from doctors”
- “Using drugs that aren’t prescribed to you is legal and you can’t get in trouble from it”
- “Treatment doesn’t work”
This webinar, presented on December 9, 2013 gave participants the opportunity to learn from someone who has organized an event for National Drug Facts Week how easy it is to utilize NIDA’s free materials, such as the Shatter the Myths booklet and the National Drug IQ Challenge.
Presented by: Sheri Grabus, Ph.D., Acting Press Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Tom Vicini, Coalition Coordinator, Operation UNITE, London, KY