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Drug Facts Chat Day

Drug Abuse Chat Day

Join us for the Eighth Annual DRUG FACTS CHAT DAY to be held during
National Drug Facts Week on January 30, 2015.

An in-depth look at NDFW Chat Day scientists and teen participants. Narrated by National Institute on Drug Abuse Office of Science Policy and Communications Director, Dr. Jack Stein, with onsite interviews at NIDA Headquarters and Walter Johnson High School, Rockville, MD.


The transcripts of past chats are available for those who may have missed seeing your question answered, or just want to see what students in other parts of the United States were asking us.

Past Chat Day Transcripts

FAQS

Teacher Resources

Click on the links below for more information...


If you or a friend needs help with a drug problem...

The best way for someone to stop using drugs is to get treatment from a doctor or other health professional. The sooner they get treatment the better are their hopes for recovery.

If you are in crisis and need to speak with someone immediately, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (they don't just talk about suicide, they cover a lot of issues and will help put you in touch with someone close by).

For more on treatment and where you can find it, you can call the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator at 1-800-662-HELP or go to their website at www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov. Talking about your drug use can be uncomfortable, but it can help to reach out to a trusted family member, teacher or coach.


Rockville High School (RHS) in Maryland created this Drug Facts Chat Day promotion

The creative students at Rockville High School (RHS) in Rockville, Maryland created this Drug Facts Chat Day promotion for their morning announcements. RHS opened its media center so kids could go in throughout the day and post questions. Now the student leaders offer some of our scientists’ answers once a week during morning announcements. Go Rams!