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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.

REGISTER NOW: SAMHSA Webinar to Launch New Video Series About Underage Drinking Prevention on College Campuses

On Tuesday, February 28 from 2-3 p.m. EST, SAMHSA will host a webinar to launch a new video series titled, College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field—a resource that showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in the series, “Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University,” explores actions taken to reduce underage and harmful drinking in the campus community, and offers educators, parents, and prevention organizations insights into what local prevention efforts worked at Frostburg State University.

Date: 02/15/2017


Don’t Miss These Opportunities at SAMHSA’s Prevention Day

SAMHSA will convene the 13th Annual Prevention Day on Monday, February 6, in conjunction with CADCA’s National Leadership Forum. This year’s Prevention Day theme is The Power of Prevention: Strengthening Community Voices.

Date: 02/03/2017


Help Youth Learn the Facts About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction

While there are many questions around alcohol and drug use and addiction, it's not always easy to find factual answers. Information from the internet, social media, TV, movies, and music isn't accurate. For young people, friends can also be a source of misinformation.

Date: 01/24/2017


Special SAMHSA Thank You for Your Underage Drinking Prevention Efforts

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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.

Date: 01/06/2017


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