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New alcohol prevention resource available!

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recently launched Alcohol and Your Brain, an interactive activity for youth ages 13 and older to learn about alcohol's effects on five areas of the brain.

Funding Announcement - Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP Act)

The Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) Act Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO) was recently released. Applications are due by Friday, March 3, 2023.

The anticipated award amount is $60,000 annually for 4 years.  This is an increase of $10,000 per year from previous grant cycles!

Current or former Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program recipients are strongly encouraged to apply.

2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the results of its annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which shows how people living in America reported about their experience with mental health conditions, substance use, and pursuit of treatment in 2021.

2021 Monitoring the Future Survey outcomes released

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan conducts an annual survey completed by students in grades 8, 10 and 12. A subset of that group is tracked through adulthood. Their headline finding of the Monitoring the Future survey this year was that marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults 19 to 30 years old reached all-time high in 2021. 
Other key findings for young adults from the press release include:

    Alcohol Fact Sheet (August 2022)

    National Prevention Week 2020, May 10–16

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity-building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.