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Success stories demonstrate the many creative ways that event hosts are engaging their communities in underage drinking prevention and highlight key outcomes that help lasting impacts on communities.

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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. Explore the Success Stories to learn how Communities Talk events are working across the country, and see how other communities are measuring their success.

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.

Featured Success Story

Community Partnerships to Help Communities Talk

July 17, 2019
Laughlin, NV

Hosted by: Mohave Area Partnership Promoting Educated Decisions (MAPPED)

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Mohave Area Partnership Promoting Educated Decisions (MAPPED) partnered with various community stakeholders to organize their Communities Talk event. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, they had to reschedule, but they were able to shed light on the underage drinking and substance misuse issues in their community through electronic billboards and flyers.

In 2019

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67% Communities Talk events involved youth in planning and/or hosting.
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88% of the participants learned ways to prevent underage drinking.
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77% of Communities Talk events focused on parents’ important role in underage drinking prevention.


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