A Healthy Future Starts with Prevention

Published:
September 28, 2023

October is Youth Substance Use Prevention Month, and the need for prevention has never been greater. If prevention is to be effective, we must focus on what works. We also know that early intervention is vital for youth. As adolescents' brains develop, every year substance use is delayed reduces the risks of addiction and substance misuse (samhsa.gov). We invite everyone to observe Youth Substance Use Prevention Month by using and sharing relevant resources as we continue to elevate prevention together. 

 

Products and training from the Great Lakes PTTC:

Breaking Intergenerational Patterns of Addiction, Trauma, and Dark Secrets in Families, Part 1

Breaking Intergenerational Patterns of Addiction, Trauma, and Dark Secrets in Families, Part 2

Community Responses to Cannabis Legalization

Girls and Women: Substance Misuse Trends and Prevention Strategies

Regional Webinar: Engaging Prevention in a Virtual Environment (Part 1)

Regional Webinar: Engaging Prevention in Virtual Environments (Part 2)

Risk Factors for Youth Substance Misuse

Selecting and Implementing Evidence-based Practices to Address Substance Misuse Among Young Adults

Telling the Story - What do You Know About Underage Drinking in Your State?

The Intersection of Substance Use, Overdose, and Suicide: Part 1

The Intersection of Substance Use, Overdose, and Suicide: Part 2

Vaping 101: Trends Among Illinois Youth

Vaping: Evidence-based Prevention Efforts to Address Vaping Among Youth

Vaping Part 1: Health Effects And Catch My Breath Program

Vaping Part 2: Education vs. Punishment Using Deferred Citation

 

Resources from the network and beyond:

"Talk. They Hear You."® Underage Drinking Campaign | SAMHSADownload wallet-sized alcohol awareness card

Screen4Success (mobile app) | SAMHSA

Tips for Teens | SAMHSA

Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts | SAMHSA

A Guide to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework

Communities Talk (stopalcoholabuse.gov)

 

 

 

 

 

October is Youth Substance Use Prevention Month
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By: Kristina Spannbauer
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