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Town Hall Meeting e-alerts are technical assistance newsletters to help event organizers plan, host, and evaluate events aimed at mobilizing a community around evidence-based prevention of underage drinking.

Resources to Help You Curb Drinking and Driving in Your Community

For many people, Thanksgiving kicks off a period of celebrations and festivities. While this is a wonderful time to connect with family and friends, it can also be a dangerous time to be on the road due to drugged and drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,900 people were killed between 2011 and 2015 in December crashes that involved drivers with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit of .08 percent. In December 2015 alone, 840 people lost their lives in crashes involving a drunk driver.

Date: 11/17/2016


Wrapping Up Your Communities Talk Event: What’s Next?

You work hard to plan and hold your Communities Talk event. As we wind down the 2016 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting cycle, we want to be sure that your hard work is recognized not just locally, but nationally and by other prevention-focused organizations, too. The best way to ensure that your successes are shared with others is to share information with us! You can do this in a few ways.

Date: 10/17/2016


New SAMHSA Report: Full-Time College Students Drink More But Smoke Cigarettes Less Than Other Young Adults

Recently, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a report that offers critical insight into how full-time college students (ages 18 to 22) differ from others their age in their use of, and attitudes toward, various substances. The report becomes increasingly relevant as many colleges and universities begin the new school year.

Date: 09/01/2016


Measuring Success: Tips for Evaluating Your Events

Think about your community's top underage drinking prevention priority. Evaluating your efforts to address this priority can help you determine what is working well and where adjustments need to be made. More importantly, evaluation helps you quantify your success, which you can then share with attendees and the community at-large so they stay informed and supportive of your work.

Date: 08/17/2016


SAMHSA Releases New Resources To Engage Youth in Underage Drinking Prevention

An archive of a webinar and a new publication on engaging youth in underage drinking prevention are now available online. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsored the Partnering With Youth: Powerful Prevention of Underage Drinking webinar on June 15, which had more than 950 people register and more than 500 people attend.

Date: 07/27/2016