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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.

SAVE THE DATE: The annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest starts September 13!


SAVE THE DATE: The annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest starts September 13! 

As part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Red Ribbon Week campaign, the DEA and SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention are co-sponsoring the annual Campus Video PSA Contest for colleges and universities. The contest helps promote the importance of preventing alcohol and drug misuse among college students. Interested in competing? Join SAMHSA, the DEA’s Campus Drug Prevention initiative, and the larger prevention community for a Twitter chat to learn more on Wednesday, September 15 at 2 p.m. ET. Follow #AskDEACampus, @SAMHSAgov, and @DEAHQ on Twitter to participate in the conversation.

SAMHSA Expands its Talk. They Hear You. PSA Series

SAMHSA expands its Talk. They Hear You. substance use prevention campaign resources with the release of 15 new print PSAs. Each one encourages parents and educators to talk to their children and students about alcohol and other substances. Tips include topics to discuss with teens and young adults before dropping them off at a party or before they get behind the wheel, and how to keep the dialogue about substances going as they get older. 

NEW! Turning Data Into Action: A User’s Guide to the Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

The Turning Data Into Action guide provides a digestible overview of the Report to Congress, State Performance and Best Practices report and state-specific reports. The guide also breaks down how information can be used to create data-driven and evidence-based policies and programs to reduce and prevent underage drinking. You’ll find tips for using the reports specifically for communities, coalitions, parents, local government agencies and law enforcement. Check out the guide today to start learning how you can use this data to support your prevention efforts.