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Register now for the 2019 NIDA National Drug & Alcohol Facts Chat

National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day is an annual live online chat held between high school students and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) scientists during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® . Students from around the country can ask NIDA scientists questions about drugs and drug misuse, including drug effects, how to help friends or family who are abusing drugs, and the causes of addiction. The next Chat Day is scheduled for January 24, 2019.

Watch SAMHSA’s latest NPW webinar, “The Intersection of Opioids and Suicide Prevention: A Prevention Approach”

Watch the first webinar of the National Prevention Week (NPW) 2019 series to learn about the intersection between suicide prevention and opioid misuse prevention, as well as key strategies to prevent suicide and opioid misuse in your community. Understand what prevention strategies and approaches can be used to address these two growing public health issues at the national, state, and local levels. Plus, learn about the latest data trends and effective prevention strategies and approaches to implement to prevent opioid/suicide-related deaths in your community.

Visit the National Prevention Week webinars page for the latest updates on the NPW 2019 webinar series and more archived webinars about substance use prevention and the promotion of positive mental health.

Resources and reminders about driving responsibly this holiday season

The busy holiday travel season, starting at Thanksgiving, brings an increase in crashes and fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has information and resources about safe driving, and is reminding everyone this holiday season to practice responsible driving behaviors. Drive sober, drive at a safe speed, avoid texting, wear seat belts properly, and ensure children are buckled in the right seats for their ages and sizes. NHTSA’s safe driving campaigns also encourage sober driving and can be used in local efforts to curb risky driving during the holidays.

Use these resources to talk with your college-bound young adult about underage drinking

This short video, "The Sound of Your Voice," encourages parents to talk with their college-bound young adult about the potential consequences of underage alcohol use. "Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol" is a companion guide for parents that emphasizes their continuing influence over alcohol use decisions by their older children and offers tips on discussing alcohol use with them before and during college.