National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is January 22–27, 2019

CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is teaming up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism by encouraging education agencies and youth-serving organizations to participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) 2019. NDAFW focuses on connecting students with science-based facts about drugs and alcohol.

Did You Know:

  • The 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 14% of students reported the non-prescription use of opioids.
  • The 2017 Monitoring the Future survey found that, among teens in school, daily marijuana use has become more popular than daily cigarette smoking.

It’s easy to get involved! Education agencies and youth serving organizations can join others across the country in helping students make informed decisions by sharing fact-based information about drugs and alcohol or by planning educational activities or events. Find activity ideas online, and remember to register your event!

Click the links below for resources for educator resources