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Youth Substance Use Prevention Month

We Are Partners in Prevention!

From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

October is Youth Substance Use Prevention Month and Substance Misuse Prevention Month.

  • This year, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Talk. They Hear You.®” and looking ahead to SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day.
  • Prevention strengthens protective factors and reduces risk factors ― in individuals, families, schools, communities, and across society.
  • Prevention science, and decades of community-based experience and scientific research, shows that prevention works.

Here's how you can get involved:

  • “Talk. They Hear You.”® ― This campaign helps parents and caregivers, educators, and community members get informed, be prepared, and take action to prevent underage substance use.
    • The mobile app shows how to turn everyday situations into opportunities to talk with kids.
    • Screen4Success ― This 10-minute online screening tool helps parents and caregivers better understand the health, wellness, and wellbeing of your children — and find resources to address their needs.
  • SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day ― Join us for the largest annual national gathering dedicated to substance misuse prevention. Learn what’s new and innovative, at this free event.
  • National Prevention Week ― Celebrates the prevention initiatives of communities and organizations across the country. Download an event planning toolkit and post your #MyPreventionStory on social media.
  • Communities Talk to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse ― Offers resources (including stipends) to plan local events that prevent substance misuse.
  • Voices of Youth ― Welcomes youth and young adults as agents of change.