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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Join other organizations in hosting an event during Alcohol Awareness Month and educate your community about the dangers of underage and harmful drinking. Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence., Inc. (NCADD), this year’s theme is “Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery.” Download NCADD’s Organizer’s Guide for tips on planning an event in your own community.

2017 NIDA Chat Day Transcript Now Available

During the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, NIDA hosted its annual Chat Day. High school students asked scientists and experts questions about the effects of drugs and alcohol. Read the transcript now, and mark your calendar for next year’s Facts Week: January 22–28, 2018.

Effective Prevention Interventions for American Indian and Rural Youth

In a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, researchers found that community-based individual-level prevention strategies are effective in reducing alcohol use among American Indian and other youth living in rural communities. This study provides prevention organizations with an evidence-based understanding about effective solutions for underage drinking in these diverse communities.

Watch the New “Talk. They Hear You.” PSAs

SAMHSA’s newest “Talk. They Hear You.” (TTHY) public service announcement (PSA) series shows parents and caregivers how to use a real event in their child’s life as an opportunity to discuss their expectations about underage drinking. This series contains a discussion starter video and a 30-second and 60-second PSA. The TTHY campaign also provides parents and caregivers with other information and resources to address the dangers of alcohol with their children. Parents and caregivers might find these 5 Conversation Goals and the underage drinking action plan helpful.