It’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which aims to shatter myths and educate youth about drugs. Far too often the drug war spreads misinformation instead of equipping people with facts. As we face the climbing overdose crisis, arming people with knowledge is more crucial than ever before. We’re fighting back with facts to keep people as safe as possible.
What is causing the surge in overdose deaths? And what can we do to save lives? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of these questions and more.
Overdose deaths are rising year after year. In 2021 alone, 107,600 people died of drug overdose in the United States. And even with teen drug use at historic lows, youth overdose deaths doubled from 2020 to 2021. An increasingly unsafe drug supply is to blame for this surge in fatalities. Many people are dying accidentally simply because they don’t know what they are taking. And punishing people for drugs has only made things worse.
During this week of action, please join the conversation. Take this quick 5 question quiz to ensure you’re up to speed on the latest facts!
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