The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s "Talk. They Hear You." national public service announcement campaign empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking. "Talk. They Hear You." raises parents' awareness about these issues and arms them with information they need to help them start a conversation about alcohol with their children before their children become teenagers.

Event Provides Community Leaders Effective Drug Prevention Strategies and the Latest Research in the Field

WHAT:           Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is holding its 26th Annual National Leadership Forum to convene thousands of community substance abuse prevention leaders and global experts to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health issues threatening communities. The event kicks off with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day.

If your coalition is working on reducing underage drinking and prescription drug abuse, then you’ll want to register for CADCA’s webinars next week.

CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is pleased to announce the beginning of a new no-cost, bi-monthly webinar series entitled “Conversations: Putting Research Into Action.”

A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led trial to test a text message-based program aimed at reducing binge drinking is the first to show that such an intervention can successfully produce sustained reductions in alcohol consumption in young adults.

CollegeAIM, a new resource to help college officials address harmful and underage student drinking, is now available. The CollegeAIM (Alcohol Intervention Matrix) guide and website was developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a cauldron of Halloween-related resources to assist your coalition’s impaired driving prevention efforts for Halloween.

From talking points, to op-eds, web videos, and social media posts, NHTSA offers these free materials to your coalition to help you spread the word about drunk and drugged driving.

The campaign is based on two basic principles:

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (enforcement), and Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving (social norming).

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s "Talk. They Hear You." national public service announcement campaign empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking.

"Talk. They Hear You." raises parents' awareness about these issues and arms them with information they need to help them start a conversation about alcohol with their children before their children become teenagers.

Gather your colleagues and other coalition members to watch CADCA TV. The hour-long show debuts today and then will be available to watch on-demand.

Watch “The Sobering Consequences of Underage Drinking,” to learn about the latest trends in underage drinking including the science behind the statistics, some of the serious consequences that come from underage and binge drinking, and what coalition members can do about it.

Research Into Action, RIA for short, helps coalitions bridge the gap between research and practice in the coalition field by keeping coalitions current on research findings relevant to their work. In addition, this series provides actionable steps for coalitions to incorporate the knowledge gained into community action.

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