National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® brings students and scientists together to dispel myths about drugs and alcohol commonly found on the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It is launched each year by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to help teens learn what science has taught us about alcohol, drug use and addiction.

Gamify your Learning

Test your knowledge and have fun playing these games. Explore what happens to the brain and body when drugs are used.


Gather evidence, collect data and consult experts to solve a drug-related case.

Mouse Party

Get an insider’s look at how various drugs disrupt synapse in the brains of mice.

Drugs of Abuse

Explore the science of addiction and what happens to your brain on drugs.

National Drug IQ Challenge

Challenge yourself – test your knowledge of drugs and drug abuse.

CSI Web Adventures

Test your forensics knowledge. Find clues to unlock the mysteries of drug abuse.

Make a Mad, Mad Neuron

Become a Mad Scientist and build your own monster neuron!


Share these resources with friends and family and encourage teens in your life to be informed.

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