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Monitoring the Future 2012 Survey Results

Monitoring the Future 2012 Survey Results Infographic

NIDA’s 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey shows teen alcohol and cigarette use are down, while illicit drug use has risen in recent years.

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What is National Drug Facts Week?

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse. Download the NDFW Info Sheet (PDF format, 98KB)!

A video summary of various local teens thoughts after the release of the 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey results during the Dec.19, 2012 national press conference in Washington, D.C. Presenters include Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse and Chris Leibowitz, guest speaker.

See video clips from the Mentor Foundation USA event - November 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

The Mentor Foundation held a National Drug Facts Day event at the Swedish Embassy with NIDA Director Nora Volkow answering questions from students from nearby Washington D.C. public schools.

NIDA's Dr. Nora Volkow answers questions about drugs asked by Washington D.C. public school students. View more videos >>

How do I Participate in National Drug Facts Week?

  • Host or Sponsor a NDFW Event!
    Bring together the science and teens by having a scientific expert come to your event, or using NIDA's educational materials. The NDFW toolkit will show you how - with step by step suggestions on planning and promoting events. After registering your event, order a "Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths" booklet for every teen attending your event! This booklet provides answers to teens' most frequently asked questions about drugs.
  • Tweet About NDFW!
    If you're Tweeting about NDFW, be sure to use our hashtag #drugfacts
  • Take the National Drug IQ Challenge!
    During National Drug Facts Week and year round go to to test your knowledge on drugs and drug abuse by taking the interactive National Drug IQ Challenge quiz. See the 2011 Challenge and watch for the 2013 Challenge! (Note: National Drug Facts Week has been moved to January, so we jump over 2012.)
  • Drug Facts Chat Day - November 1, 2011

  • CHAT DAY 2013 is scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2013!
    Registration now open! Register your school today. Read last year's transcripts.
  • Become a Social Media Partner!
    Tweet, blog, or update your Facebook status to help spread the word about NDFW. Share information with your family and friends that will shatter the myths about drug abuse. Go to the Become a Social Media Partner! page for suggestions on how to create your messages.

Who are NIDA’s Federal Partners for National Drug Facts Week?

NIDA's Partners in spreading the word about NDFW include: federal, state, and local agencies as well as media companies and organizations like MTV, Scholastic, Inc., and The Partnership at There's a way for everyone to learn the facts and shatter the myths about drug abuse during National Drug Facts Week!