April is Alcohol Awareness Month, giving community organizations, parents, educators, and institutes of higher education, among others, a ready-made reason to address the issue of underage and harmful drinking prevention.
For many high school and college students, a spring break provides a week of relief and relaxation from busy class schedules. However, it can also be a period of partying, often without adult supervision. Students attending beach weeks and taking trips to popular spring break destinations are faced with many situations that can involve risky behavior and underage drinking.
SAMHSA is pleased to announce a series of technical assistance webinars around SAMHSA's National Prevention Week 2017 that have been developed specifically to support organizations working on the front lines of prevention. Using this year's NPW theme—Making Each Day Count—our webinars provide assistance and resources to states, CSAP grantees, and local community-based organizations to raise awareness and educate their communities on various prevention topics during NPW, May 14-20, 2017.
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.
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.