Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) proudly celebrates and supports the annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW®), held March 18 – 24. This weeklong, annual observance aims to educate and raise awareness about the dangers and the science of addiction and drug and alcohol misuse among the youth.

The Alabama Department of Mental Health is committed to fostering a healthy and informed community. National Drug and Alcohol Week® provides a valuable opportunity to address prevalent issues and misconceptions surrounding substance use and misuse.

ADMH believes in taking a proactive stance against the challenges posed by substance misuse. We invite the community to join in on this important initiative, working together to create a safer and healthier future for all.

Throughout the week, our partners and providers will host various events, workshops, and informational sessions designed to empower the youth with accurate information about the impacts of drugs and alcohol on their health and wellbeing. These events will foster an open conversation within our communities.

ADMH’s Prevention Program will host the following activities during NDAFW:
Monday, March 18
Topic: Fentanyl
Press Release on National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
Fact Sheet: The Facts about Fentanyl

Tuesday, March 19
Topic: Psilocybin
Fact Sheet: Psilocybin Drug Facts Sheet
Wednesday, March 20

Topic: Ketamine
Facts Sheet: Ketamine Drug Fact Sheet

Thursday, March 21
Topic: Underage Drinking Myths vs. Facts
Fact Sheet: Underage Drinking Myths versus Facts

Friday, March 22
Topic: Spice
Fact Sheet: K2/Spice Drug Fact Sheet

The National Institute on Health offers a plethora of enjoyable activities that teens, parents, caregivers, and teachers that do not require them to leave their homes. Visit National Institute on Drug Abuse to get facts about substance use and test your knowledge.

Events are coordinated by the Prevention Program. Contact Angela Powe, 334-242-3230, for more information.


National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week