October 2021: National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month

Publication Date: Oct 05, 2021

"This October, we honor all those who champion evidence-based youth substance use prevention and recommit ourselves to ensuring that all Americans have the skills, knowledge, and resources to live full and healthy lives."

A Proclamation on National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month, 2021.

A Presidential brief from The White House on September 30, 2021


The Mountain Plains PTTC has put together the following resources specific for substance use prevention among youth: 

SAMHSA Resources: 

Blog: Helping Your Children Build Resilience to Substance Use By CAPT Jeffery A. Coady, Psy.D., ABPP, Acting Director of SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and SAMHSA Region 5 Administrator

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Alcohol

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Marijuana

Tips for Teens: The Truth About E-Cigarettes

                              More Tips for Teens on SAMHSA.gov


Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts


Talk. They Hear You

This Substance Use Prevention Campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. 


Get ready for SAMHSA National Prevention Week: May 8-14, 2022


Other National Youth Substance Use Prevention Resources:


CDC's Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program


NIH, National Institue on Drug Abuse


HHS.gov, Office of Population Affairs


Youth.Gov, Substance Use Prevention


Hilton Foundation, Substance Use Prevention


Rural Health Information Hub



TTC Youth Substance Use Prevention Resources

PTTC Network Coordinating Office

National Hispanic & Latino PTTC

HHS Region 1: New England PTTC

HHS Region 3: Central East PTTC

HHS Region 5: Great Lakes PTTC

HHS Region 8: Mountain Plains PTTC