It’s never too early to start preparing for your 2018 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking event. As you gear up for the 2018 Communities Talk event cycle and host events in 2017, remember that preventing underage drinking in your community can yield big rewards in terms of health, safety, academic achievement, employment, stable families, and safe communities.
On Thursday, May 25 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will launch a new video series via webinar titled College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives From the Field. The series is a resource that showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. Register for the webinar to learn more about the video series and prevention strategies.
SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week (NPW) is May 14-20! If you’re thinking about or already planning a Communities Talk event during NPW, check out the NPW Planning Toolkit for last minute event ideas and planning tips. The daily NPW theme on May 16 is Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse—the perfect opportunity to host a Communities Talk event.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, giving community organizations, parents, educators, and institutes of higher education, among others, a ready-made reason to address the issue of underage and harmful drinking prevention.
For many high school and college students, a spring break provides a week of relief and relaxation from busy class schedules. However, it can also be a period of partying, often without adult supervision. Students attending beach weeks and taking trips to popular spring break destinations are faced with many situations that can involve risky behavior and underage drinking.