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Download SAMHSA's new Tips for Teens fact sheets

SAMHSA's Tips for Teens series includes several fact sheets to help teens learn about substances. Each fact sheet describes the short- and long-term effects of using a substance, and helps dispel common myths about specific substances. The newest additions and updated fact sheets include: e-cigarettes, opioids, marijuana, and tobacco. Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts, is the alcohol-specific fact sheet and compares the myths with the facts about how common alcohol use is among youth.

Watch the latest SAMHSA webinar archive on engaging teens in substance use prevention

The latest National Prevention Week (NPW) webinar demonstrates the power of youth-to-youth prevention efforts. In "Tips for Teens: Youth Champions and Resources Engaging Teens in Substance Use Prevention," hear firsthand from a panel of youth prevention champions who are successfully engaging other teens in substance use prevention. Presenters include youth champions affiliated with Students Against Destructive Decisions, Youth M.O.V.E., and SAMHSA's Talk. They Hear You. underage drinking prevention media campaign. The discussion is co-moderated by SAMHSA's NPW Coordinator, David Wilson, and National Institute on Drug Abuse Public Liaison Officer, Brian Marquis. To watch archives of other NPW webinars and download webinar slides, visit the NPW webinars page.

Learn about the dangers of drinking during summer activities from NIAAA

Don't let risky drinking ruin your summer fun. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's fact sheet on the dangers of risky drinking during summer activities provides information on how to stay safe and healthy. Be smart this summer so you can enjoy swimming, boating, spending time at the beach, attending barbecues, or any other outdoor activities that kick up this time of year.

Prevent impaired driving with CADCA's toolkit

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)'s Impaired Driving Prevention Toolkit is designed to provide coalitions, law enforcement partners, and drug prevention practitioners with strategies to prevent and reduce impaired driving in their communities. The toolkit emphasizes an environmental prevention approach that coalitions can use to change the context (or environment) in which impaired driving occurs. It offers a variety of strategies aimed at changing or influencing community conditions, standards, institutions, systems, and policies.