National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week! March 22–28, 2021
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Helps Teens Build Resiliency
Despite this unusual learning environment, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is a great opportunity to engage students in a dialogue about coping strategies to help build resilience in response to these challenging times.
NDAFW is an annual week-long health observance sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) that began in 2010.
NDAFW 2021 takes place March 22‒28
In preparation for NDAFW, NIDA created an activity to help students support their mental health and find strategies to cope with stress. Nurturing My Mental and Emotional Health, aligned to National Health Education Standards, includes ideas that teens can practice right away to enhance their emotional wellbeing. This activity is designed to be delivered virtually, although it can be adapted for in-person classes.