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What's New articles share information to help event organizers plan, host, and evaluate events aimed at mobilizing a community around evidence-based strategies to prevent alcohol and other drug misuse.

Prevent Impaired Driving This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday season is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Unfortunately, more people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

Date: 09/29/2023

Motivate Parents to Talk with Their Teens

Teens’ inexperience behind the wheel makes them more susceptible to distraction while driving. One in three teens who text say they have done so while driving. NHTSA has information you can use with parents to motivate them to talk with their teens. Urge them to remind their teen that underage drinking is illegal and driving under the influence of any impairing substance—including illicit, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs—could have deadly consequences.

Date: 09/29/2023

September Is Recovery Month: SAMHSA Resources

SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery during Recovery Month. In the years since Recovery Month launched, SAMHSA has timed announcements of initiatives and grant funding during Recovery Month, while collaborating with private and public entities to celebrate individuals during their long-term recoveries.

Date: 09/19/2023

Red Ribbon Week 2023

Please join DEA and participate in this year’s Red Ribbon Week. Each year, from October 23-31, individuals, schools, and communities across the United States show their commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by wearing or displaying a red ribbon. This annual event offers a great opportunity for parents, teachers, students, and community members to raise awareness of the problem of drug use and misuse. This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme is “Be Kind to Your Mind, Live Drug Free.” The Red Ribbon Week Toolkit includes including downloadable graphics, fact cards, student and parent pledges, and ways to support  Red Ribbon Week in your schools and communities.

Date: 09/19/2023

New Research-Based Substance Misuse Prevention Tools

The New England PTTC held a Fellowship Symposium focusing on practical resources to address the root causes of substance misuse. The PTTC created six new research-based tools and resources for the substance misuse prevention workforce to support their work in New England. The resources can be applied to other regions in the United States. You can view the recorded webinar and learn details about the resources described below.

Date: 09/19/2023

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