NIDA's National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day - January 24, 2019

On Thursday, January 24, 2019 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) hosted their annual National Drug and Alcohol Chat Day. Once again, HC DrugFree was proud to partner with NIDA to provide an online access code for Howard County teens to submit their questions about drugs and alcohol so NIDA expert scientists can provide the facts and Shatter the Myths! 

Students created a user name and submitted their questions to NIDA’s panel of scientific experts. In real-time, experts replied.

To read the transcript of the 2019 teen’s questions, click here

NIDA's National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day - January 2018 event canceled due to weather-related school/government closings in the DC area.

NIDA's National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day - January 26, 2017

To read the transcript of the 2017 teens' questions, click here

Howard County Teens Participated in January 2016

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 HC DrugFree partnered with NIDA for the 2nd consecutive year to provide an online access code for Howard County teens to submit their questions about drugs and alcohol to NIDA expert scientists. See HC DrugFree's Teen Q&A page to read questions submitted in 2016.

Howard County Teens Submit 869 Drug and Alcohol Questions in January 2015

Wow!!! On 2015 National Drug Facts Chat Day, HC DrugFree partnered with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the first time to provide an online access code for Howard County teens to submit their questions about drugs and drug abuse, and NIDA expert scientists gave them the facts. Click here to print pdf or read the teens' questions, and click here to read the bios on the NIDA experts.