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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.

New! Web page on Substance Misuse Among Transition-Age Youth Not Attending College


New! Web page on Substance Misuse Among Transition-Age Youth Not Attending College

Did you know that the prevalence of substance misuse among transition-age youth who do not attend a four-year college or university is as high as, if not higher than, that of their college-attending peers?1 SAMHSA has developed a NEW web page to fill the gap in prevention messaging and efforts when it comes to this group. This webpage includes information on the prevalence of substance misuse by this population, along with tips and resources for substance misuse prevention professionals and others working with transition-age youth. Visit the web page to find the facts and services you need to help young adults in your community avoid substance misuse and make healthy choices!

National Prevention Week 2022: Watch it Now!

This year’s National Prevention Week has already passed, but if you missed a session or couldn’t attend, there’s good news! Read the full article for links to view the sessions through the NPW virtual platform.

Communities Talk About” Webinar Addresses Intersectionality

Did you miss the first episode of SAMHSA’s new online learning series “Communities Talk About?” The inaugural webinar episode, “Communities Talk About: Young Adult Leadership in Addressing Intersectionality to Advance Prevention,” explored the importance of prevention strategies prioritizing the intersecting identities and lived experiences of youth and young adults.

How to Promote Safe Driving During 4th of July Celebrations

The 4th of July is a time of fireworks and celebrations—but it’s also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk driving accidents. To promote safe driving during this celebration, NHTSA developed campaigns and products including playbook guides, animated and static images, animated banner ads, earned media, and sample social media messages.

1 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2021). Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed tables. Table 6.24A (REVISED). Retrieved from: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt35323/NSDUHDetailedTabs2020v25/NSDUHDetailedTabs2020v25/NSDUHDetTabsSect6pe2020.htm#tab6-24a