Save the Date: National Drug Facts Week 2014

 January 27-February 2, 2014. Register to host an educational event in your community. Get started now with FREE materials!Editor's Update:
Please join us for a free webinar October 29, 2013, 10 am (PDT)/1 pm (EDT):
Deliver the Scientific Facts About Drug Abuse to Teens During National Drug Facts Week, hosted by Reclaiming Futures, presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites you to participate in National Drug Facts Week, a national health observance from January 27 to February 2, 2014, now in its 4th year. NIDA, part of the National Institutes of Health, developed National Drug Facts Week to get the science out to teens about the effects of drug use on the brain and body through community-based events and activities to help shatter their myths about drug abuse and addiction.
Reclaiming Futures supports National Drug Facts Week and encourages you to work with local youth, schools, juvenile justice programs, and prevention coalitions to organize an educational event or activity for teens that delivers real, factual information about drugs and drug abuse.
Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Share this information with your networks and encourage their participation,
  • Beginning September 9, register to organize an educational event or activity for youth during National Drug Facts Week
  • Promote through social media with sample messages, provided by NIDA, about National Drug Facts Week and the scientific facts about drug abuse

To help you plan, NIDA provides a step-by-step toolkit, which includes a list of suggested activities, and a free drug facts booklet, which you can distribute at your event. 
For more information about National Drug Facts Week (January 27 to February 2, 2014), contact Brian Marquis at or register for the free webinar on October 29, 2013.

Stay tuned for more training opportunities!

Susan Richardson is national executive director for Reclaiming Futures. Formerly, she was a senior program officer in the health care division of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in North Carolina, where she led a three-year effort involving the state's juvenile justice and treatment leaders to adopt the Reclaiming Futures model by juvenile courts in six North Carolina counties. She received her B.S. in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Updated: February 08 2018