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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Is January 23–29, 2017

Prevention partners are invited to participate in National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This weeklong health observance is an opportunity for teens to learn the facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction from scientists and other experts. On January 26, Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day offers high school students a chance to virtually ask scientists their most pressing questions about drugs and alcohol. Learn more about Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day.

SAMHSA Releases New Prevention Resources for Boys and Young Men of Color

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies recently released Building on Strengths: Improving Positive Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color, a suite of tools to help practitioners develop programming that protects boys and young men of color from substance misuse and related behavioral health problems. These tools and other prevention-related technical assistance products are available on the SAMHSA website.

Understand Alcohol Misuse Treatment Options for Loved Ones This Year

A new resource from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help individuals and families understand available treatment options for alcohol misuse. Developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH, Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help covers the latest research-based treatments and what to consider when choosing among them. The publication includes questions to help individuals decide what treatment may be the best fit for them, and advice for friends and family members who are affected by their loved one's alcohol misuse.

REGISTER TODAY: SAMHSA's 13th Annual Prevention Day–February 6, 2017

SAMHSA's Prevention Day will be held at National Harbor, Maryland, in conjunction with the National Leadership Forum of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. The theme is The Power of Prevention: Strengthening Community Voices. This one-day event convenes practitioners, community leaders, researchers, scientists, consumers, and advocates in the behavioral health field. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about effective programs and the latest developments and resources in the areas of substance use/misuse prevention and treatment and mental health.