National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week! March 22–28, 2021
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Helps Teens Build Resiliency
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is a great opportunity to engage students in a dialogue about coping strategies to help build resilience in response to these challenging times.
NDAFW is an annual week-long health observance sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) that began in 2010.
NDAFW 2021 takes place March 22‒28
In preparation for NDAFW, NIDA created an activity to help students support their mental health and find strategies to cope with stress. Nurturing My Mental and Emotional Health, aligned to National Health Education Standards, includes ideas that teens can practice right away to enhance their emotional wellbeing. This activity is designed to be delivered virtually, although it can be adapted for in-person classes.
NIDA invites you to Register your event(s) today! Participation is easy and NIDA offers several educational activities for in person or virtual instruction.
Looking for resources to share for your #NDAFW activities this week? Check out these marijuana and vaping prevention tools.
- PTTC Network Marijuana Prevention & Education Toolkit, including a Fact vs. Myth infosheet. Available in Spanish and Portuguese at https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/global-pttc/news/pttc-network-launches-new-marijuana-prevention-and-education-toolkit
New England PTTC Microlearning Courses: Vaping Series, each of the courses contains a short video (5-10 minutes) about a topic related to vaping prevention followed by a brief quiz. To complete the mini-course, first, watch the video below, then answer the quiz to complete the course. Pass the quiz to earn a certificate of completion! View the videos at https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/new-england-pttc/news/new-england-pttc-microlearning-courses-vaping-series