Have you heard the news?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is holding the third annual National Drug Facts celebration this week. Taking part in National Drug Facts Week means you have the opportunity to help shatter the myths about drug use for teens.
Every day, teens are bombarded with conflicting messages that may leave them feeling confused and unsure of who to ask for information about drug use. With about 16 percent of Knoxville teens reporting past abuse of prescription drugs and another 18 percent admitting to binge drinking in the past month, it’s crucial to reach teens with the facts.
Wondering how you can take part? There are plenty of ways to get involved in National Drug Facts Week. You can:
- Distribute the Drugs: Shatter the Myths booklet to teens
- Take the National Drug IQ Challenge, which is updated each year
- Spread the word on social media (check out some sample messages)
For lots more ideas and the latest news, visit the National Drug Facts Week website.