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, the National Institute on Drug Use (NIDA) encourages teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and addiction. This year’s National Drug Facts Week was held January 27-February 2 and Phoenix House Mid‐Atlantic participated by coordinating a Jeopardy tournament for our adolescent clients in residential and outpatient programs. The event was featured on the NDFW’s website.
The National Drug Facts Week Jeopardy tournament was a friendly drug and recovery trivia competition among all adolescent programs at Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic that included prizes and pizza for all participants. Staff member Elizabeth Contreras, who came up with the idea and coordinated the event, felt the event was a great success: “The kids had lots of fun while learning more about recovery.” The event provided an opportunity for the teens to demonstrate their knowledge and to enjoy themselves without drugs or alcohol.
Since 1962, Phoenix House Mid‐Atlantic has served more than 30,000 individuals struggling with substance abuse. Every day, Phoenix House Mid‐Atlantic helps hundreds of people who are suffering from addiction in programs in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Find out more about our programs and services online or call us today at: 1 888 671 9392.