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Success stories demonstrate the many creative ways that event hosts are engaging their communities in underage drinking prevention and the outcomes they are achieving.

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Communities Talk Events: 2019 Highlights

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0% Communities Talk events involved youth in planning and/or hosting.
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0% of the participants learned ways to prevent underage drinking.
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0% of Communities Talk events focused on parents’ important role in underage drinking prevention.
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Success Comes in Many Forms

SAMHSA encourages its event organizers to customize their prevention events to meet the unique needs of their communities and define success in their own setting. Explore other Success Stories to learn how Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking events are working across the country, and see how other communities are measuring their event success.

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No es usted, hasta que le sucede a usted (It’s not about you until it happens to you)

October 26, 2019
Tieton, WA

Hosted by: Highland School District

A rural community in Tieton, Washington, was devasted by a tragic incident that lead to the death of a teen last year. In response to this fatality, a high school hosted a Spanish-language Communities Talk event during which law enforcement and prevention professionals shared underage drinking laws and data with parents. 


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