13th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW)

Monday, March 20 -
Sunday, March 26, 2023

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13th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW)

Join NIDA March 20 to 26, 2023, for the 13th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW). We appreciate your participation and the work you do all year long to bring to life the science of the developing brain and drugs. As part of NIDA’s network, we look forward to sharing with you a refreshed look and new materials that will make this year’s event even better! Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and registration opening in November.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, or NDAFW, is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners—to help advance the science, so that we can improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities and nationwide.

It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health, and work with leading organizations, media outlets, and other Government agencies to spread the word about NDAFW.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Payment Options
  • Free

Last Updated: 09/30/22