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The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens! Make Music Contest

The Partnership at, GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Recognize Winners During National Drug Facts Week. See press release...

Listen to the winning entries:

1st Place

Song Title: Psychological Cool Guy
Lyrics and Vocals by Vinny Cavalcanti and Nick Miller
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2nd Place

Song Title: Change Who We’ll Become
Lyrics and Vocals by Colby Benson and Haley Michelle Kagimoto
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3rd Place

Song Title: Starting Over
Lyrics and Vocals by Hannah Rand
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National Drug Facts Week begins Jan. 28, 2013!
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Cities registered:

  • Billings, MT
  • Brattleboro, VT
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Ninilchik, AK
  • Parshall, ND

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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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Thank You For Your Participation in National Drug Facts Week!

This was our third year launching National Drug Facts Week and we could not have done it without you!  You are AWESOME!  As we look forward to the future we have to take pride in our accomplishments and learn from our experience.  But we need your help!  Please email us at with your photos to be posted to our Flickr site. Also, check out our What's New & Cool section. Thank you! And we can’t wait for next year! With your help it will be bigger and better---and we can continue to help our teens Shatter the Myths About Drugs!

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.
  • Drug Facts Chat Day - November 1, 2011

  • Chat Day 2013 was January 31, 2013!
    Since 2008, NIDA scientists have a Web chat with thousands of teens who ask questions about drugs. Learn more about Chat Day. Check back in the next few weeks for the 2013 transcript. Read 2011'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!