Reminder - Today is Drug Facts Chat Day!

From 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, go to and use code c893b to contact drug experts (or print the attached instructions)  

HC DrugFree is proud to partner with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for their next annual Drug Facts Chat Day on Friday, January 30.

As you prepare for the chat, please take a moment to visit the resources below:

 Browse the Transcript 

from last year's event to see what teens asked


Read the Most Popular Questions  

about drug abuse and addiction and the answers from NIDA scientists


Visit the Drug Facts Chat Day FAQs

to learn how to log-in and ask questions during the chat 


Drug Facts Chat Day is an annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists during National Drug Facts Week. Students from around the country ask the questions they most want the answers to about drugs and drug abuse, including drug effects, how to help friends or family that are abusing drugs, and what causes addiction. NIDA expert scientists give them the facts.

NIDA has provided HC DrugFree with an online access code for Howard County teens to use to communicate with the experts. From 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday, January 30, teens can go to and enter access code c893b to create a user name and submit valid questions to NIDA's panel of experts.

The chat event is also available to everyone in a live "read-only" format (no question submittal) through .There is no registration required to view the live chat.

For more information, contact
Joan Webb Scornaienchi
Executive Director
HC DrugFree
10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Suite 206 
Columbia, MD 21044
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Columbia, MD 21044