As community-based organizations, as well as colleges and universities,
hold events for National Prevention Week (May 15–21) and
Talk: Town Hall Meetings To Prevent Underage Drinking
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will
hold a webinar on Engaging Youth in Underage Drinking Prevention on
June 15 from 2-3 p.m. EDT. The webinar will address strategies for
organizations who wish to engage youth in prevention, but have not yet
SAMHSA has released two updated factsheets on underage drinking (PDF | 239KB) and college student drinking (PDF | 207KB).
The underage drinking factsheet provides an overview of underage alcohol use and the overall health and safety risks. The factsheet also includes data on underage drinking by adolescents and young adults as well as a breakdown of underage drinking by gender and racial/ethnic group, including information about the downward trend in current, binge, and heavy drinking in the last 12 years.
The college student drinking factsheet gives an overview of the issue and breaks down binge and heavy drinking by gender, alcohol use consequences, and alcohol use prevention.
Download, print, and share these factsheets throughout the year as a part of your underage drinking prevention efforts.
An easy-to-download version of the Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings To Prevent Underage Drinking Quick Start Planning Guide is now available. SAMHSA developed the Quick Start Planning Guide to help Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings To Prevent Underage Drinking event organizers successfully participate in the initiative. The guide offers a calendar, checklist, frequently asked questions, step-by-step registration instructions, and examples of successful events. Use this resource as your guide to planning, hosting, and reporting a town hall meeting in your community.
An archive of the live webcast of Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 12th Prevention Day on February 1 is now available on the Town Hall Meetings website. The webcast includes both a workshop on how to hold a successful Town Hall Meeting and the national launch event. Slides from the workshop are also available to view and download.