What's New

Read monthly updates on substance use prevention news and resources from federal agencies that make up the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) and other national organizations working to prevent substance use and misuse.

NEW! Turning Data Into Action: A User’s Guide to the Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

The Turning Data Into Action guide provides prevention professionals, state and local agencies, and community-based organizations a digestible overview of the Report to Congress, State Performance and Best Practices report and state-specific reports. The guide also breaks down how information can be used to create data-driven and evidence-based policies and programs to reduce and prevent underage drinking.

NEW! Talk. They Hear You. Print PSAs

SAMHSA is expanding its Talk. They Hear You. substance use prevention campaign resources with the release of 15 new print PSAs. Each one encourages parents and educators to talk to their children and students about alcohol and other substances. Tips include topics to discuss with them before dropping them off at a party or before they get behind the wheel, and how to keep the dialogue about substances going as they get older. The PSAs are available in the SAMHSA Store.

NEW! Infographic Explores Childhood Adversity

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have lasting effects on health risk behaviors, including substance misuse. This last year in particular has likely forced many children to face unexpected and traumatic adversities. Learn about the impact of ACEs and how to stop them before they start with the CDC’s infographic We Can Prevent Childhood Adversity.

College Drinking: Changing the Culture

The College Drinking: Changing the Culture website is a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to underage drinking and binge drinking among college students. The section for college administrators has science-based tools to help reduce underage and problem drinking on campus and features links to the CollegeAIM (the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix). The site also has brochures, tips, fact sheets, and other tools and resources for parents and students.