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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.

Reminder! Register for SAMHSA’s Prevention Day

SAMHSA’s Prevention Day is January 30, 2023. Don’t miss this free one-day event! Participants will have the opportunity to network with other preventionists and partners; take part in engaging and informative workshops to enhance their program skills; and share success stories and resources. This year we will end the day with an exciting in-person planning kick-off of the upcoming National Prevention Week, taking place May 7–13, 2023! Register here.

Date: 01/12/2023


Communities Talk 2023 Cycle Has Begun!

SAMHSA’s eighth round of the Communities Talk to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse initiative has begun. Join substance misuse prevention professionals throughout the country in hosting a Communities Talk activity in 2023. Since 2006, the initiative has provided prevention resources and planning stipends to thousands of community-based organizations, colleges, and universities.

Date: 01/12/2023


SAMHSA’s Prevention Day is January 30, 2023

This free one-day event provides an exciting forum for to learn about the latest developments in the areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery, and mental illness. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other preventionists and partners; take part in engaging and informative workshops to enhance their program skills; and share success stories and resources. This year we will end the day with an exciting in person planning kick-off of the upcoming National Prevention Week taking place May 7-13, 2023! Register here.

Date: 12/08/2022


Start planning for Communities Talk 2023

While underage drinking has been the focus of Communities Talk events, communities can also address misuse of other drugs and promote positive mental health. Success Stories can give you some ideas to build on. For instance, Oregon the Tigard Turns the Tide Coalition held an event addressing mental health and wellness due to an increase in drinking and drug use as a coping mechanism during the pandemic. Students created a social media campaign, creating videos to help students coping with stress and anxiety. Read more, and view the videos, in their success story Hope and Beyond Mental Health Matters.

Date: 12/08/2022


Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC)

The SAMHSA-funded PTTC Networks provide technical assistance and learning resources you can use in your substance misuse prevention efforts. Stay on top of the latest news from the Networks, as well as current topics in addiction prevention, by subscribing to the PTTCPost.

Date: 12/08/2022


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