Watch Director Harding's special "Thank You" message to the community-based organizations that held underage drinking prevention events this year as part of the 2016 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking cycle.
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.
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.