Sep 272012

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is an opportunity for teens to interact with scientists and other experts about drug abuse. Help teens shatter the myths about drugs by hosting and promoting an event during the week of January 28 to February 3, 2013. To help you, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides a toolkit with step-by-step suggestions for planning and promoting your event. Register your event today and help provide our Nation’s youth with the facts they need to succeed and make healthy decisions. By registering, you will have access to NIDA staff who can offer advice about successful events, and information on how to get free NIDA materials designed for teens. Be a part of the health observance that offers teens essential, science-based information about drug abuse and addiction!

Submissions Wanted for GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens! Make Music Contest

NIDA encourages young musicians age 14–18 to participate in the 3rd annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens! Make Music Contest, now being coordinated by the Winners will be announced during National Drug Facts Week. This contest provides a great opportunity for teens to share their thoughts about healthy choices and the dangers of drug abuse through original music and/or music videos. Winners win cash and a backstage experience at a GRAMMY Awards rehearsal in Los Angeles! Submissions must be postmarked by December 3rd, 2012. Click here for more information about the music contest.

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