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What's New articles share information to help event organizers plan, host, and evaluate events aimed at mobilizing a community around evidence-based strategies to prevent alcohol and other drug misuse.

Upcoming Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network Webinars

The PTTC Network offers training and events to help you with your prevention work. Here are some that you may be interested in. To learn more about future PTTC webinars visit the Events Calendar.

Date: 11/09/2023

Fentanyl Use Prevention in Youth and Young Adults Webinar

In case you missed it, be sure to watch the Communities Talk About: Fentanyl Use Prevention in Youth and Young Adults webinar from June 21, 2023. Featured is a discussion on the prevention of fentanyl use, the effects of fentanyl laced with other substances such as xylazine, and the growing threat of fentanyl use among young people. Presenters included:

Date: 11/09/2023

Prevent Impaired Driving This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday season is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Unfortunately, more people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

Date: 09/29/2023

Motivate Parents to Talk with Their Teens

Teens’ inexperience behind the wheel makes them more susceptible to distraction while driving. One in three teens who text say they have done so while driving. NHTSA has information you can use with parents to motivate them to talk with their teens. Urge them to remind their teen that underage drinking is illegal and driving under the influence of any impairing substance—including illicit, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs—could have deadly consequences.

Date: 09/29/2023

September Is Recovery Month: SAMHSA Resources

SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery during Recovery Month. In the years since Recovery Month launched, SAMHSA has timed announcements of initiatives and grant funding during Recovery Month, while collaborating with private and public entities to celebrate individuals during their long-term recoveries.

Date: 09/19/2023

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