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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 2020

Posted by Informed Families on March 23, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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According to the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey:

  • Marijuana continues to be the most commonly used illicit drug by adolescents.
  • One in four 12th graders say they vaped nicotine in the past month, along with 1 in 5 10th graders, and nearly 1 in 10 eighth graders.
  • Many teens say they vape for the flavor, to experiment, for social reasons, or to feel good.
  • From 2018-2019, the number of 12th graders saying they vape because they are "hooked" more than doubled to 8.1%, up from 3.6%.

Parents and educators can join others across the country to help students make informed decisions by sharing fact-based information about drugs and alcohol.

Teen vaping infographic


National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is March 30-April 5, 2020.

Informed Families is teaming up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism by participating in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) 2020. NDAFW focuses on connecting students with science-based facts about drugs and alcohol. Informed Families is gearing up to participate by encouraging students to take the 2020 National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge. Please encourage your teens/students to take the quiz and consider planning your own activity.

It’s easy to participate! 

Join thousands of organizations across the country that are planning educational activities and get recognized for the alcohol and drug use prevention education activities you conduct. Find activity ideas online, and remember to register your activity.

Topics: drug, alcohol, teens, nida, drug prevention, drugs, drug use, alcohol use, vaping

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We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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