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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.

Download the new "Talk. They Hear You." mobile app


Download the new “Talk. They Hear You.” mobile app.

Help parents and caregivers prepare for one of the most important conversations they may have with their kids by using SAMHSA’s new “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign mobile app. The app helps parents and caregivers turn everyday situations into opportunities to talk with their children about alcohol and other drugs, and equips them with the necessary skills, confidence, and knowledge to start and continue these conversations as their kids get older. Watch a quick video to learn more about the app and see how it works.

Do you know how your state prevents underage drinking? Learn the laws with SAMHSA’s new series.

This new series in the SAMHSA Store summarizes the 24 legal policies that allow you to track how your state regulates underage drinking compared to other states. The summaries provide a succinct overview of the status of the policy in the states, exceptions to the policy, and any policy trends. Using these summaries will help inform your prevention work.

Back to campus!

In the coming weeks, many students will be physically returning to college and university campuses and engaging in the social activities they have been missing during the pandemic. They will be ready to celebrate their independence—from parents and from COVID-19 restrictions. But these celebrations can include alcohol, so preventing underage drinking and problematic alcohol use is key for a safe transition to back college life. Luckily SAMHSA has many resources you can use with students, parents, and the campus community to aid your on-campus prevention efforts.