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Registration open for Drug Facts Chat Day; 2015 Drug IQ Challenge preview available


December 30, 2014

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Schools can now register for Drug Facts Chat Day, NIDA’s annual Web chat that connects NIH scientists with teens around the country, at http://drugfactsweek.

Drug Facts Chat Day occurs on January 30 during National Drug Facts Week, which runs from January 26 – February 1, 2015. Transcripts from last year’s chat can be found at http://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-facts-week/chat-with-scientists/2014/transcript.

Also available today is the newest National Drug IQ Challenge, a 10-question multiple choice quiz that teens and adults can take to test their knowledge about drugs: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/quiz/national-drug-facts-week/take-iq-challenge/2015. The quiz can be used at an event during National Drug Facts Week or anytime as an educational tool for teens. The interactive version of the Drug IQ Challenge will be available on the first day of National Drug Facts Week, January 26.

Further details about National Drug Facts Week, including updated toolkits and other free resources for event planners, can be found at http://drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/.

For more information, contact the NIDA press office at media@nida.nih.gov or 301-443-6245.

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About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov. You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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    NIDA. (2014, December 30). Registration open for Drug Facts Chat Day; 2015 Drug IQ Challenge preview available. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2014/12/registration-open-drug-facts-chat-day-2015-drug-iq-challenge-preview-available

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