Wednesday, November 2, 2011

National Drug Facts Week

Hello, I feel this is a critical topic to discuss with teens. Knowledge is power, so share this information to help educate and empower our kids to make better choices for themselves.
Thank you,
Janet :)

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.

Prevention Is the Key
Drug addiction is a preventable disease. Results from NIDA-funded research have shown that prevention programs involving families, schools, communities, and the media are effective in reducing drug abuse. Although many events and cultural factors affect drug abuse trends, when youths perceive drug abuse as harmful, they reduce their drug taking. Thus, education and outreach are key in helping youth and the general public understand the risks of drug abuse. Teachers, parents, medical and public health professionals must keep sending the message that drug addiction can be prevented if one never abuses drugs.

Click on these buttons
to learn more:
National Drug Facts Week - Shatter the Myths!

The MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation's Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest

Take the National Drug IQ Challenge!

You can find material to participate through tweeting,
your blog or Facebook at the link below.
http://drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/cybershoutout.php

A great Facebook page for teens
https://www.facebook.com/AbovetheInfluence

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