What's New

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

Save the Date! SAMHSA’s Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative launches in January 2021

Get your community involved in underage drinking prevention with Communities Talk. Individual planning stipends of $750 will be available in January 2021 for eligible community-based organizations, colleges, and universities to address underage drinking in their communities. Visit the Communities Talk website often to get ideas for your activity and to access updated planning resources. Email info@stopalcoholabuse.net for more information or to request your invitation to receive a stipend.

Download SAMHSA's Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders guide

SAMHSA's Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders guide reviews interventions for people living with substance use and mental disorders who are at risk for or living with HIV. Selected interventions are in alignment with the goals of the federal initiative, "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America."

Visit NIDA's Screening Tools and Prevention page

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s Screening Tools and Prevention page highlights some evidence-based tools for screenings and assessments that can be self-administered or conducted by a clinician for adolescents and adults. Two useful tools are the Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medication, and Other Substance Use (TAPS) tool for adults; and Screening Tools for Adolescent Substance Use for adolescents (12-17 years old), launched by NIDA's physicians' outreach initiative, NIDAMED.

Visit CDC’s Alcohol Portal resource page

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Alcohol Portal highlights the effects of alcohol on your health, and provides several resource pages and tools to help prevent binge drinking, drinking and driving, underage drinking, alcohol use in pregnancy, and more.

Check out the Science of Addiction: The Stories of Teens educational tool

The Science of Addiction: The Stories of Teens is a self-paced, e-learning experience intended to help students understand the science behind the impact of opioids on the body and brain. The tool provides students with information, scientific background, and authentic stories of teens to help them understand the risks of opioid misuse and inform them of the steps they can take to help someone struggling with opioid dependency. Download the educator guide to help your students navigate through the module.