As reflected in the 2011 National Drug ControlStrategy, a key ingredient for preventing drug use is ensuring that communities, parents, and especially our youth, have the most up-to-date scientific information about drug use and its consequences. National Drug Facts Week provides young adults with science-based facts and information about drug and alcohol use, and empowers them to make healthy decisions as informed consumers.
By joining forces and bringing young adults and scientific experts together with a common goal, National Drug Facts Week aims to shatter the myths that surround teen drug use and underage drinking, and provides an invaluable opportunity for youth to find out the true facts. The fifth annual National Drug Facts Chat Day on November 1st will provide further opportunities for teens across the country to engage in meaningful conversation and receive honest and factual answers to their questions. In addition, the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Sara Bellum Blog highlights people from across the country who are participating in CyberShoutout! And helping to raise awareness about drugs and drug abuse.
Experience shows we can continue to make progress in reducing drug use by supporting balanced and evidence-based approaches, and ONDCP commends the NIDA for providing a free program that encourages science based information sharing. ONDCP encourages you to take advantage of the instrumental and innovative opportunities that National Drug Facts Week provides for young adults, and also parents, educators, and the community at large.