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Communities Talk What’s New articles share information to help event organizers plan, host, and evaluate events aimed at mobilizing a community around evidence-based prevention of underage drinking.

SAMHSA Information on Social Distancing and Online Resources for Underage Drinking Prevention


Other SAMHSA Email Newsletters to Support Your Prevention Initiatives

The Communities Talk email newsletter will soon be discontinued, so be sure to bookmark our website and check back often for the latest information about Communities Talk events and resources for underage drinking prevention. To get the latest news and resources about substance use prevention delivered via email, sign up for these other email newsletters today!

  • SAMHSA's email updates: Get real-time information about upcoming webinars, events, funding opportunities, and new publication releases.
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SAMHSA's Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for substance misuse prevention strategists nationwide. SAMHSA understands how social distancing and quarantine may come with serious concerns for individuals, families, and communities. SAMHSA’s Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak is here to help. It includes information on how to cope with the thoughts and emotions many people are experiencing.

Communities Talk Success Stories, Share Your Success!

The latest Communities Talk Success Stories are now available to help you learn about all the creative and inspiring events your colleagues hosted to mobilize their communities in support of underage drinking and substance misuse prevention. You might find inspiration or ideas for an event of your own!

Don’t forget to share your own Success Story! It can help you gain both local and national recognition and support for your organization's prevention initiatives. Communities Talk hosts can nominate their event for placement as a Success Story by sharing their event details via the Communities Talk website. If you’re interested in sharing your work, please email us at info@stopalcoholabuse.gov with a short description of your event and the subject "Success Story."

A Free Educational Resource for Virtual Learning: Alcohol's Effects on the Brain (AlcoholFX)

Given the many COVID-19-related school closures, educators, parents, and caregivers are looking for innovative ways to help students learn as much as they can online at home. AlcoholFX is a fun, interactive, science-based app for children ages 10 to 12 to learn about alcohol’s impact on the brain. While moving through a series of game modules kids learn about ways alcohol use can harm their developing brains. Materials for educators or parents to use include a discussion guide with key concepts and objectives, suggested cross-curricular content, and a list of underage drinking prevention resources.