TAKE THE NATIONAL DRUG FACTS IQ CHALLENGE
This week is the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s National Drug Facts Week, which includes an online quiz called The National Drug Facts IQ Challenge.
Parents are encouraged to use this quiz as a teaching moment with their tweens and teens. For example, You could have every member of your family take the quiz, and compare scores. Afterward, you can talk about the information you learned or already knew. You could even let the quiz winner pick a special activity of meal as a prize! Or just encourage your child to take the quiz and then talk about what they learned.
As a parent, we don’t want to lecture our children, especially when they are of the age that they want to tune out and disengage from their family more. However, studies do show that when parents talk to their children about drugs and alcohol, their children are 42% less likely to use them. Having these conversations is very helpful and important, and they can be made easier if the conversations spring from a news article, event or activity like National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.