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Success Stories

Town Hall Meetings Make a Difference

2014 survey respondents reported:

  • 48% of hosts planned to develop a prevention strategy
  • 83% of participants gained new knowledge
  • 91% of hosts collaborated with other organizations
Success Stories

What is Success?

Success is more than the number of people who attend your meeting. Increasing community awareness about underage drinking prevention and moving your community to take action are important too. SAMHSA encourages organizers to customize their events to meet the unique needs of their communities. Explore the success stories to learn how Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking is working across the country.

Learning from Experience

Above, Deputy Director of Demand Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), David K. Mineta, presents at the North County Prevention Partnership 2014 Town Hall Meeting for Daly City & Pacifica.

Listen as Brittany Sandidge, the Prevention Council of Roanoke’s Former Director of Development, takes you through the Council’s prevention journey since 2006 and growing accomplishments.


Recent Success Stories

Read other recent success stories about how Town Hall Meetings are making a difference across the nation.


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Town Hall Meeting Images

Lead & Seed Changes the Underage Drinking Environment in Erie County, Pennsylvania
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RALIE Students Support Underage Drinking Prevention in Minnesota
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Guam Town Hall Meetings—Changing Underage Drinking Laws and Social Norms
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