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Updated for 2014!
The best way to get people to come to your event is to talk about it with your friends and community members. Hand out our brochure along with a flyer advertising your event to get people excited. Make sure you put all the important details on your flyer - who, what, where, when, and why is a good place to start!
Download Our Brochure (PDF, 656KB).
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So tell us...why are YOU shattering the myths? Print this sign (PDF, 557KB), fill it out, and share on Facebook and Twitter using #drugfacts or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Four publications to help teens attending your NDFW event learn key scientific facts about drugs, abuse, addiction, consequences, prevention, and treatment.
Marijuana: Facts for Teens
Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects.
Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
Brochure, in question-and-answer format, that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects.
Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide)
Front: Targets teens and young adults, emphasizing three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. Back: Four lesson plans for teachers, including critical-thinking activity worksheets and answer keys. Reviews basic marijuana facts. Helps students differentiate between fact and opinion, understand the importance of sources, analyze an editorial cartoon, and realize how messages about drugs are communicated, overtly and hidden, in songs and music videos. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.
Marijuana: Download the Facts Spanish & English Poster
Double-sided poster for teens and young adults: one side English, one side Spanish. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.
Prescription Drug Poster
Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.
Poster Teaching Guide: Facts on Drugs—Teen Guide to Making Smart Decisions
These posters can be downloaded from Scholastic
This poster teaching guide helps students understand the serious short- and long-term effects of drug, tobacco, and alcohol use, as well as the importance of informed decision making.
A graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs of abuse. Includes an annotated “body” poster for your classroom wall along with six skills sheets.
Annual Compilations of Articles and Lesson Plans:
These annual compilations going back to 2002 can be downloaded from Scholastic
NIDA's 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey shows teen alcohol and cigarette use are down, while illicit drug use has risen in recent years.
Customize these sample press materials with details from your event and use them as inspiration for your own press materials:
Press Release: A press release announces news that will come out as part of your event. You can send a press release a day or two before, the day of, or the day after your event. Include details such as how many people will be/were there, and why. It should be written as if it is the news story itself and follow up with a phone call after you send it! Sample Press Release [MS WORD]
News Advisory: A news advisory tells the media about an upcoming event and advises the media to cover it. It should only be one page and include specific “who, what, when, where, why” information, plus some general info on your organization. Sample News Advisory [MS WORD]
Letter to the Editor: An effective letter to the editor should be related to a recent story in the news. It should express your opinion and you can reference your event as a supporting point. Be sure to include your age, address and phone number! Sample Letter to the Editor [MS WORD]
Once you’ve completed these materials and they are approved by your advisor, send these to your list of reporters. If you have their e-mail addresses, you can do an e-blast with these materials!
A proclamation is an official designation of an event issued by governors, mayors, county executives, state legislators, counties, cities, or towns. It is a great way to get some public recognition!
How to get a proclamation issued
Contact your local government official’s communications office and ask what action is needed to designate January 27 - February 2, 2014 as National Drug Facts Week in your community. Contact information can usually be found online. Send them a draft of your proclamation.
What should a Proclamation say?
The proclamation should declare January 27 - February 2, 2014 as National Drug Facts Week and be signed by your local government official. This notes that he or she supports our week. The proclamation should discuss the importance of this week, as well as the importance of teens asking questions and getting good, solid scientific answers.
Take a look at our Sample Proclamation [MS WORD] and revise it to meet the needs of your community.
Take this week as an opportunity to shatter the myths with the facts.
NIDA is at your service! We are here to help generate ideas for events, help you plan your event, get you connected with an expert or scientist, and provide you with other materials you might need. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions you might have! We look forward to working with you.
This week is all about providing a safe environment for teens to ask questions and get answers about drugs and drug abuse. Be sure to read our Privacy Ground Rules before your event!
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