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.
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.
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.
Youth and young adults have many ideas and opinions about the issues
that affect their daily lives, including their health. The purpose of
this guide is to help organizations effectively partner with youth to
plan and conduct efforts to prevent and reduce underage drinking.
Hundreds of community based organizations, as well as colleges and
universities, have successfully held Communities Talk: Town Hall
Meetings To Prevent Underage Drinking events across the United States to
educate communities about underage drinking and to mobilize them around