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Download the AlcoholFX App for Teachers

As students, teachers, and staff head back to school, teachers can use the free AlcoholFX app to teach students ages 10–12 about how alcohol can harm their brains. Based on lesson plans from SAMHSA’s Too Smart To Start initiative, the app can easily integrate with instruction in fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms. AlcoholFX helps increase students’ knowledge of alcohol’s negative consequences before they reach the average age of first use. Download the AlcoholFX app.

"College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field" Webinar Is Now Available

The “College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives” webinar, which was held May 25, discussed alcohol’s effects on the developing brain of young adults, outlined actionable strategies for college administrators and communities to prevent underage drinking on college campuses, and identified partnerships and programs that can help reduce underage drinking. Watch the recording here.

New SAMHSA Report on Underage Binge Drinking Rates

SAMHSA’s new report on underage drinking analyzes the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data to describe current rates of underage binge drinking. According to the report, while binge drinking among teens and young adults in the United States has declined, 14 percent reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month.

September Is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate people who recover. This year, communities will support the theme of “Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities” by hosting an event. The Recovery Month Toolkit shares useful data and tips for the prevention of underage drinking.