Drug Facts Week-FAQs
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) encourages educators, community groups and parents to begin planning events for the fourth annual National Drug Facts Week in the last week of January. Hundreds of educational events are expected around the country to connect teens with scientific experts in the drug abuse field. The observance coordinated by NIDA, part of the National Institutes of Health, begins Jan. 27 and ends Feb. 2, 2014.
To learn more about NDFW, click on the link below. Here you will find answers to many of your questions!
Teens Involved in Sports Drink More But Use Drugs Other Than Marijuana Less
Teens who participate in sports are more likely than their non-athlete peers to abuse alcohol, but less likely to use illicit drugs other than marijuana, according to an analysis of 17 past studies published in the journal Addictive Behaviors. "It starts with parents but coaches and sporting organizations have a critical role to play here also, " said lead author John Cairney of McMaster University.
Growing Number of Teens Smoking E-Cigarettes, Hookahs and Cigars
An increasing number of students in middle school and high school are smoking e-cigarettes, hookahs and cigars, a new government report concludes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found overall youth smoking rates have not declined. “We need effective action to protect our kids from addiction to nicotine,” Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, said in a news release.