Check Out “Drug Facts Chat Day” for Teens TODAY

ndfw-sub-logoThis is National Drug Facts Week and every year the National Institute on Drug Abuse hosts an online chat with teens to answer their questions and give the real truth about drugs and drug abuse. It’s too late to register to submit questions, but anyone can follow the discussion happening TODAY – plus a transcript will be posted about 2 weeks after. Also, I recommend teens – and parents – take the 2015 National Drug IQ Challenge – especially if you think “spice” and “bath salts” are things you buy at the grocery store (like I did!).

Below is the announcement from

High school students will connect with top scientists on the subject of drug abuse this FridayDrug Facts Chat Day—and yours can tune in. From 8 am – 6pm EST, teens will be posing their most pressing questions online, to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) scientists, who will provide the facts.

Students can warm up for the discussion with the 2015 National Drug IQ Challenge (also in Spanish). And they can join a Twitter chat Thursday from 4-5 pm.

It’s all part of National Drug Facts Week, an annual observance aimed at shattering the myths about drugs and drug abuse for teens. You can follow-up anytime with these booklets from NIDA:

About the Author

Audra is an experienced pharmaceutical marketing professional, aspiring writer, and mother of Elliott, a high-spirited twenty-year old. Frequently tired but never bored, she has a strong interest in public health fostered by numerous years implementing global oncology education programs as well as by her twenty-year crazy (wild? amazing?) adventure in parenting. She recently earned a Masters in Public Health to augment her expertise in health policy and health promotion. Audra is a founding member of the PedSafe Team


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