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The Dangerous Drugs Board leads the nation in the celebration of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control (DAPC) Week from November 14-20, 2021. Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 124, dated November 26, 2001, the third week of November has been declared as Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week to promote public awareness against the evil effects of illegal drug use as well as encourage public cooperation in the anti-drug campaign.

This year’s theme, “Share facts on Drugs, Save Lives” emphasizes the importance of combating disinformation campaigns about illegal drugs that can harm the public. The theme is a vital all to action to mitigate the negative impact of false information, bolter public’s knowledge to make them less susceptible to the myths and inaccuracies surrounding illegal drugs, and intensify their resilience against the influence of drug use.

The Dangerous Drugs Board encourages all stakeholders to be part of the 2021 DAPC Week celebration. The official banner for the celebration may be downloaded here.

DAPC 2021 banner

One of the activities for the DAPC Week Celebration is a video contest on drug prevention and control. The contest is open to all anti-drug advocate. Interested participants may download the contest mechanics here.