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Success stories demonstrate the many creative ways that event hosts are engaging their communities in underage drinking prevention and the outcomes they are achieving.

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Communities Talk Events: 2019 Highlights

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0% Communities Talk events involved youth in planning and/or hosting.
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0% of the participants learned ways to prevent underage drinking.
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0% of Communities Talk events focused on parents’ important role in underage drinking prevention.
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Success Comes in Many Forms

SAMHSA encourages its event organizers to customize their prevention events to meet the unique needs of their communities and define success in their own setting. Explore other Success Stories to learn how Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking events are working across the country, and see how other communities are measuring their event success.

Featured Success Story

OkSoberFest

October 24, 2019
Boise, ID

Hosted by: Boise State Dean of Students Office

Boise State saw an increase in underage drinking, binge drinking, and substance misuse. To be proactive and maintain a safe and healthy campus community, the university hosted an event with partners to provide resources for students trying to avoid drinking.


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